Daniel Woker Former ambassador to Australia, Singapore, and Kuwait
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Daniel Woker retired from the Diplomatic Service after having served as Ambassador in Australia (including the Melanesian islands), in Singapore (including Brunei) and in Kuwait (including Bahrain and Qatar). Prior to these missions Mr. Woker was first and founding director, with the rank of Ambassador, of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy GCSP. Earlier diplomatic postings included Deputy Chief of Mission in Paris, in Stockholm and as economic officer at the Swiss UN mission in New York.
At home office he accomplished missions as development cooperation officer in the Foreign Trade Division, including desk-duty for the Asian Development Bank, and as Deputy Head of the European Division during the crucial transition period of 1989-93 where he was responsible for the first aid packet for Eastern Europe and for crisis management during the violent break-up of Yugoslavia.
Daniel Woker, a Swiss national, was born 1948 in Zurich and studied law and international relations there, in Geneva and in the US. He holds a PhD (Dr. iur.) in international law from the University of Zurich. Before joining the Swiss Foreign Ministry, he worked as an auditor for then PMM, now KPMG in Geneva. He served in the Swiss Armed Forces as a First Lieutenant of the mountaineering infantry.
He is trilingual German/French/English. He is married to the former Myriam Thürler, an independent theatre producer from Fribourg (Switzerland). They live in Switzerland and in Paris. They have two adult children.