In my current role, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the BIS archives. This includes the provision of an external research service, where visitors can consult some of our historical records.
Before joining the BIS, I spent eight years at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where I completed my master's degree in information management. I moved on to work for the UK central government in London for several years, but I missed the international environment, so when an opportunity came up to work for the BIS in Basel, I couldn't resist the temptation to move back to Switzerland.
As the world's oldest international financial organisation established in 1930, the BIS has a unique place in history and for this reason the archives of the BIS attract interest from students and researchers worldwide. What I have particularly appreciated about my job is the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments. Since I joined the BIS in 2013, I have led a number of different projects including the digitisation of key records and an investigation into how we can preserve our digital information for the next generation.
There are many advantages to living in a small city like Basel. Having worked previously in London, I really appreciate my short commute to work, which is only about 20 minutes door to door. It is also a lovely place for small children to grow up, as there are lots of parks and green spaces.
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