WOLFGANG JAMANN, Secretary General and CEO, CARE International, Switzerland

Dr. Wolfgang Jamann was appointed secretary general and CEO of CARE International in 2015. Prior to this he was the secretary general and chairperson of Welthungerhilfe as well as executive director of Stiftung Deutsche Welthungerhilfe. A development sociologist, with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies, Wolfgang Jamann has worked for more than 20 years in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. From 2004 to 2009 he was national director of CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg, a subsidiary of CARE International, which is represented in more than 70 countries around the world. Before that he was head of programs for World Vision Sudan, regional representative to the East Africa Region and team leader humanitarian assistance at WV Germany. After 1990, he entered practical development work and served as program officer for the German Foundation of International Development (DSE) and worked for the United Nations Development Program in Zambia.

Wolfgang Jamann has published several books and articles on East and Southeast Asia,and has contributed to publications on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies as well as conflict and peace studies.