Franziska Heizmann

Franziska holds a Master’s of Law from the University in Zurich and is a Major in the Swiss Armed Forces. She has previously worked as a Programme Officer in the Humanitarian Aid Department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. In this role, Franziska was engaged in the field of Civil Military Relations, Security and Rapid Response.

She has been deployed on several international missions both in her role as a humanitarian aid expert, and as a military officer, and has worked in challenging environments including Georgia, Afghanistan, Haiti, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Libya.

Franziska has been an independent safety and security consultant for the last 9 years, providing consultancies and training in safety and security and crisis management. She is also the head of the expert group security in the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit and a member of UNDAC.