Emilie Berger

Project officer

  • 10 years of communication and project management experience in the public and private sectors
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Strategic Marketing & Communication (HEC Lausanne, 2017)
  • Master of Arts in International Relations (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva 2008)

Emilie Berger was born in Biel (BE) in the same year as the iconic Swatch watch. Growing up alongside the Röstigraben, also known as the “Rösti barrier,” which divides the French-speaking and German-speaking regions of Switzerland, her fascination with languages and diverse cultures began at a young age. Having pursued a background in international relations, Emilie embarked on her professional journey by joining the Swiss diplomatic mission in Egypt, followed by a stint at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Upon her return to Switzerland, she made a transition from international relations to the realm of public relations and communication, specifically within the watchmaking industry. Her passion for project management covers the entire spectrum, including everything from strategic planning and execution to creative and logistical dimensions. She’s had the privilege of applying her expertise across diverse sectors, including watchmaking, finance, culture, science, and healthcare.

Driven by an innate curiosity, Emilie has also explored scientific communication, crafting and popularizing written and audiovisual content for various platforms at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). In addition, her work as a representative for patients and caregivers has motivated her to make complicated medical and social information easier to understand, take part in digital health projects, and improve the lives of the people she helps.

Outside her professional realm at ftc communication, Emilie finds joy in dance, regularly gracing the stage in shows and film productions. She also enjoys doing photography and making videos as a hobby since 2020. Additionally, she nurtures her love for books by volunteering as a reader at the Bibliothèque Sonore Romande in Lausanne.