Gisella is Philanthropy and Partnership Director at ActionAid Switzerland. A member of the HURIDOCS Board since 2014, Gisella assumed the Chair at the close of 2016. An expert in institutional development, she has held leadership positions at OXFAM, Global Ethics, the International Commission of Jurists, and EuronAid (an association of more than 30 member NGOs specialising in emergency aid and food security). Earlier in her career, Gisella worked as an economic advisor for a variety of consulting and engineering firms, and as an expert in the evaluation of development programs and project planning. She has lived in Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and India and speaks Italian, Dutch, English and French.