Marianna Zuin

Digitalisation Programme Manager

Marianna Zuin joined HD in 2020 as Digitalisation Programme Manager. She has over 20 years of international experience in research environments (CERN, IMD – International Institute for Management Development) and the private sector (Swisscom, Nespresso). At the end of 2014, she decided to leave the corporate world and return to the research and education environment, by joining IMD’s R&D department as Research & Development Knowledge Manager. She was responsible for the Knowledge Management Stream of IMD’s business transformation journey, and product owner of R&D IT projects to promote and develop pedagogical innovation, and enhance knowledge management solutions and processes. She speaks French, English and Italian.


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.

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Foundation Board

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.

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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.

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