Curriculum Vitae Maya Tissafi
Deputy Director General, Head of the Corporate Domain Regional Cooperation
Maya Tissafi (born 1965 in Hamburg, grew up in Bern) has completed studies in social work and health sciences as well as a training in mediation. She has been active in development cooperation since 1993. She worked for six years as a programme coordinator for cfd The feminist Peace Organisation [Christlicher Friedensdienst] in former Yugoslavia, Palestine/Israel and in the Maghreb.
From 2000 to 2002, she worked with SolidarMed as a technical advisor on an SDC mandate to implement health-care reforms in Tanzania and as head of the SolidarMed Cooperation Office in Ifakara. In 2002, she moved to the SDC head office in the Section Governance, of which she was appointed head in 2005. In 2006, she became head of the Section Social Development, and from 2008 until 2011 she worked as head of the East and Southern Africa Division. She has been head of the Corporate Domain Regional Cooperation of the SDC since March 2011. In addition, Maya Tissafi was appointed Deputy Director General by the Federal Council as of 1.12.2011.