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Flavia Schlegel

Subdirectora General de Ciencias Naturales de la UNESCO
Flavia Schlegel took up her duties as Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences at UNESCO on 1 October 2014. 
She is the holder of a Medical Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development. 
Flavia  Schlegel joined the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health in September  1997, as Director of the AIDS Section. She then became Director of the  Health Policy, Research and Education Division. From 2002 to 2004, Ms  Schlegel served for the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and  Research as Science Counselor for the United States and Canada with the  Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C. Ms Schlegel returned in  October 2004 to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health taking up the  position of Vice-Director, Head of the Public Health Directorate and  Member of the Executive Board. In 2008, she was appointed Director of  Swissnex China and Vice-Consul General based in Shanghai (China). 
During  her four-year period in Shanghai, Flavia Schlegel established Swissnex  in China; a transdisciplinary institute for Science, Technology,  Innovation and Culture, funded by public-private partnership.