State Secretariat for Economic Affairs,


World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Daniel Menebhi is Programme Manager for infrastructure financing in the division for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). He is mostly responsible for energy projects, working with Ghana from 2017 and previously working in cohesion, developing and transition countries including Bulgaria, Kosovo, Jordan, Romania and Ukraine.

Since 2011, Daniel has been representative of Switzerland in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) as well as a member of the Sub-Committee for the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) for low-income countries. In 2017 he was made Chair of the Chamber for Advanced Economy Governments for the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, as well as a member of the Protocol Governance Committee.

Previously, Daniel has been in various international positions within the ABB group including Business Development Manager, VP for Strategy and Investments, Company President and Country Manager in the Middle East and Africa region. He then became Founder and Managing Director of an e-commerce start-up in North Africa and assignee of management-on-time functions.