Portrait Daniel Woker


Daniel Woker's area of expertise is the nexus of the public and private sectors.

Dr. Woker served as Swiss Ambassador to Singapore (and Brunei) from 2002 to 2008, followed by four years as Ambassador to Australia (and the Melanesian Island states). He took an early retirement from the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March of 2012 and now works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and as an independent columnist in Swiss and international media.

Prior to Singapore, Dr. Woker was Ambassador to Kuwait (and Bahrain and Qatar) from 1998 – 2002. Prior to that he was first and founding Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and held different posts within the Swiss MFA, such as DCM at the Embassy in Paris, Deputy Director in the European Directorate at the Ministry and at the Mission to the U.N. in New York.

After studies in law and international relations in Switzerland and the U.S., Dr. Woker obtained a PhD in International Law at the University of Zurich.

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