Livia Leu

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Person.png Livia Leu  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, civil servant)
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Zurich, Switzerland
Alma materUniversity of Zürich, University of Lausanne
Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Employment.png Switzerland/Ambassador/France

In office
1 September 2018 - 14 October 2020

Livia Leu Agosti is a senior Swiss civil servant and diplomat.[1]


She obtained her law degree in 1986, then her bar exam in 1989.


The same year, she joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where she held various positions before arriving at the head of the Political Division II in 2006. She is the first (and since only) woman to be appointed Swiss Ambassador to Iran, a position she held from 2009 to 2013. She returned to Bern after being appointed Federal Council Delegate for Trade Agreements, a position attached to the Secretariat of State for the Economy (SECO) from 2013 to 2018. In 2018, she was the first woman to be appointed Swiss Ambassador to France, a position she held until October 2020.

She succeeded Roberto Balzaretti as head of the European Affairs Department on October 14, 2020, when she also becomes chief negotiator with the European Union. Since January 1, 2021, she has been State Secretary at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (i.e. head of Swiss diplomats).


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/20222 June 20225 June 2022US
Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The 68th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Washington DC, after an unprecedented two year hiatus during which a lot of the Bilderberg regulars were busy managing COVID-19
WEF/Annual Meeting/202222 May 202226 May 2022World Economic Forum
1908 guests in Davos