David Escudero had been working as an Accountant for the private airline PrivatAir for four years before he became HD’s Accounting Associate in 2016. While at PrivatAir, he shared responsibility for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable as well as other financial tasks. He had previously worked as part of a two-person finance team with ICEM (the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions) which, in addition to being an international trades union, was also supporting a campaign against HIV/AIDS. He has also worked in the social sector at the Geneva-based Hospice Général as an Accounting Assistant in the Department of Refugees. Earlier in his career, David worked in a range of other areas including auditing, banking, as well as in luxury retail as an Accounts Payable Accountant for Polo Ralph Lauren and Elizabeth Arden. He has a Swiss Maturity Diploma and a Federal Certificate in Commerce.
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.