Urs Zollinger

Urs Zollinger, a Swiss citizen, obtained his Master’s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1992. Since then, Urs has gained a wealth of experience in international cooperation. As advisor and consultant since 2003, he particularly focuses on strategy development and evaluation. Key mandates include facilitating the elaboration of country cooperation strategies and conducting institutional evaluations for international organization. Urs is very familiar with the functioning of the multilateral development system, including global governance processes. Moreover, he is a skilful moderator. Besides, Urs is an honorary board member of the Solaqua Foundation which supports projects in developing countries in the area of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS). Before founding King Zollinger & Co., 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 gained operational work experience at the country-level with UNIDO in India (1995-1997) and served in the UNDP Evaluation Office in New York (1997-1999). Before joining the international development community, Urs Zollinger obtained private sector experience as brand manager for Unilever (1992-1995).