Remo Gesù is head of the department International Programmes together with Barbara Dietrich and Deputy Executive Director. He has 35 years of experience in development cooperation. For eleven years, he was engaged for Helvetas, SDC and ILO in the long-term implementation of development programmes in Cameroon, Indonesia and the Philippines. Since 2000, he is assigned at the Helvetas head office in Switzerland, where he also built up the working areas education as well as governance and peace. Remo Gesù is sociologist, specialist in rural development.
«Thanks to their closeness to the population and commitment for a just development, NGOs remain relevant development actors. Given the increasing global inequality between the richest and the poorest, their engagement becomes even more important.»