Astrid Reitz became a Logistics and Finance Co-ordinator in HD’s Humanitarian Mediation Programme in 2012. Her previous roles included being an Office Manager and a Personal Assistant for a Swiss Wealth Management Company and a French Consulting Company, as well as working for an American Student Tour Operator in Lucerne. Astrid has lived in Switzerland for over a decade. She has a degree in International Business Administration from the European Business Hochschule in Berlin.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.