After taking a degree in English and general linguistics, and with a Masters degree in teaching and an interest in nature conservation, Mireille joined IUCN in 1985 in the international relations unit, which was then in charge of the Ramsar Convention. She continued with the Ramsar Secretariat after it was established and has worked for the Convention in several different roles since then (Administrative Officer, Communications Officer, and now as Executive Assistant to the Secretary General). Mireille manages the Secretary General’s office and assists him to manage his dossiers and his priorities. She provides administrative services to the Standing Committee and oversees the planning and logistics for meetings convened by the Secretary General. She administers the Ramsar Award given at each Conference of the Parties. Mireille also has a post-graduate certificate in writing and communication from the University of Geneva.
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