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Dr. iur. Nicolas Brühl

Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa


Dr. iur. Nicolas BRÜHL … (more)

Dr. iur. Nicolas BRÜHL

Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa

03.03.1965 Born in Basel

School Education in Basel

1984 - 1989 Study at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel and Freiburg i. Br. (Germany)

1989 Graduated with lic. iur., University of Basel

1989 - 1992 Academic Assistant at the President’s office of the University of Basel

1992 Dr. iur. (PhD in law), University of Basel

1993 Joined the Diplomatic Service of the FDFA

Assignments for the FDFA:

1993 - 1994 PRETORIA / CAPE TOWN (Attaché)

1995 - 1999 BERNE, Desk Officer, Political Division I (Europe and USA/Canada)

1999 - 2004 BERLIN, Head of Section for Politics and Press

2002 Promotion to the rank of Counselor

2004 – 2007 BERNE, Head of section Politics and Institution, European Department

2007 - 2012 OTTAWA, Deputy Head of Mission

2012 - 2015 TASHKENT, Ambassador to Uzbekistan

2015 - 2019 BERNE, Ambassador and Assistant State Secretary for Europe, Central Asia, Council of Europe and OSCE

From 07/2019 PRETORIA, Ambassador to South Africa & accredited countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia)

Married, two girls (born 2008 and 2009)