As Director of the newly created Europe Program, Beatrice oversees CIVIC’s activities in Ukraine, while engaging European Governments, the European Union, and NATO – in view of strengthening the European leadership in the protection of civilians & civilian harm mitigation. Beatrice brings 15 years of humanitarian experience work to CIVIC. Beatrice served as the Deputy Executive Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) where she piloted the institutional and international development at MSF Switzerland. Most recently, she was head the MSF humanitarian diplomacy team in charge of carrying MSF’s representation and advocacy efforts vis-a-vis states, multilateral organizations, non-state actors, and civil society networks. Beatrice has managed emergency operations in a number of conflict areas, from Burundi to Darfur, or from Chad to Sierra Leone. She has been deployed on some of the most complex humanitarian crises of the past decades, such as the 2005 Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak, where she worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Secretariat.
Beatrice holds a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a diploma from Sciences Po Paris, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University Paris La Sorbonne. She earned the High Performance Leadership (HPL) certificate from the IMD in Lausanne.