Urs Zollinger, a Swiss citizen, obtained his Master’s degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (1992). Since then, Urs has gained a wealth of experience in multilateral and bilateral cooperation. As advisor and consultant he particularly focuses on strategy development and evaluation in international cooperation. He has worked for over 30 organisations both at headquarters and at country level. Urs also participates as an expert in peer reviews of evaluation functions of international organisations and he is a guest lecturer and trainer on evaluation and consulting in international cooperation.
Before founding King Zollinger in 2003, Urs Zollinger worked with the UN division of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented Switzerland on the UNDP Executive Board (1999-2003). Earlier, he served in the UNDP Evaluation Office in New York (1997-1999) and gained operational work experience at the country-level with UNIDO in India (1995-1997). Before joining the international development community, Urs Zollinger obtained private sector experience as brand manager for Unilever (1992-1994).