H.E. Helene Budliger Artieda

Honorary President

Ambassador of Switzerland

Swiss National in Thailand since 2019

Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda is the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kingdom of Thailand, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic since October 2019. She resides in Bangkok.

For four years, namely from 2015 to 2019, Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda was the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Botswana, to the Kingdom of Lesotho, to the Republic of Mauritius, to the Republic of Namibia, in the Republic of South Africa, to the Kingdom of Eswatini and accredited as Switzerland’s observer to the Southern African Development Community.

From October 2008 to September 2015, Mrs. Budliger Artieda was the Director General of the Directorate for Resources at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), with the rank of Ambassador. In this capacity, she was responsible for the human and financial resources, the facilities, information technology as well as security of the FDFA. She was the Minister’s principal advisor on management issues.

As of 2006 she was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the FDFA. During 2000 and 2006, she was assigned to different finance positions at the FDFA’s Headquarters in Bern. This included being the Head of the Unit in charge of managing the budgeting process of the missions abroad and later as Head of the Section for Finance Support and Controlling.

Mrs. Budliger Artieda joined the FDFA back in 1985. Between 1985 and 2000 she was posted at the following Swiss missions abroad: Lagos, Havana, San Francisco, Strasbourg, Lima and Bogota.

Born in Zurich in 1965, Mrs. Budliger Artieda received an MBA from Externado de Colombia University in Bogota.

Mrs. Budliger Artieda is married.

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Phone: +66 2 674 6900, Fax: +66 2 674 6901
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