Tamara Pironnet profile


Managing Director, Centre of Trade and Economic Integration
Executive Director, Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks (BCC)
Spoken languages
English, French, Swedish, Spanish
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • Southeast Asia

Tamara Pironnet is the Managing Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) and the Executive Director of the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks (BCC) programme at the Graduate Institute; which is funded by SECO. 

She is responsible for the global steering and monitoring, quality assurance in programme implementation, liaison with relevant stakeholders, and the financial control and management of both the CTEI and BCC programme

Prior to this, she worked as a strategy consultant at Dalberg Advisors and McKinsey & Co.

Her experience at Dalberg Advisors - a strategy consulting firm specialised in international development - covered an array of projects. These included developing strategies and implementation plans, reviewing and optimizing processes and structures, monitoring and evaluating strategies and projects, conducting landscape assessments, and authoring articles and reports. She worked with an array of UN entities, international organizations, foundations, NGOs, and private companies.  

At McKinsey, a leading strategy consulting firm, she covered various industries including telecommunications, banking, insurance, and consumer goods. Projects focused on evaluating and analysing organizational structure and process optimization possibilities for various multinational organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce overall cost.

Tamara has worked in and led country missions (including interviews and workshops) across over 20 countries, including: Cambodia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Palestine, Rwanda, South Korea, Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

She has a dual degree in Economics and Law from the University of Navarra, Spain.