He previously served as Senior Executive Vice-President of Société Générale de Surveillance. He had also been an Ambassador and Under-Secretary of the Swiss Government for Foreign Economic Relations. For a considerable time, he headed the Swiss Foreign Economic Development Assistance Program and served as an Executive Director in the African Development Bank and Alternate Governor to the Asian, Inter-American and African Development. He has successfully headed economic missions to over 90 countries, particularly in LMICs, and countries in transition.
Dr Jeker holds a PhD in economics and business management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an honorary doctorate from the International University in Geneva (IUG).