Andrea Rauber Saxer is Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina since September 2016. Prior to this assignment, she worked as the Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the OSCE, the United Nations and the International Organizations. Within her area of responsibility, she closely followed the situation in the Western Balkans. Before joining the Swiss Mission in Vienna, Ms. Rauber Saxer served as the foreign policy advisor of two successive Presidents of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Hans-Peter Merz and Ms. Doris Leuthard. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Rauber Saxer worked at the Swiss Civil Aviation Office where she coordinated the negotiations with Germany on Zurich airport. Previous assignments included negotiations with the European Union on the association of Switzerland to Schengen/Dublin, a posting to India and in the Division for Human Security Policy at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs where she followed, among other issues, the human rights situation in the Western Balkans. Ambassador Rauber Saxer is a lawyer by training. She worked briefly at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague (ICTY) and obtained her master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a thesis on the legal procedure of the ICTY.
Ambassador Rauber Saxer is married and has three children.