Ambassador Christian Etter, (*1953), Dr. rer. pol., Federal Council Delegate for Trade Agreements; head of the Special Foreign Economic Service Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate. Previously he was head of the EFTA/Free Trade Agreemetns Division in SECO/IO (from 2000). From 1996 to 2000 he was head of the Division for Financial, Economic and Trade Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. with the title of a diplomatic Minister. From 1991 to 1996 he was head of the International Services Division of the former Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs. He joined the FOFEA in 1985 as an economist.