Eric Marclay

The Strategic Advisor "Alone we go fast, together we go far"
Active listener and facilitator, Eric is fundamentally people-centred, promoting an inclusive and innovative dialogue, which allows creating synergies between people and value for your organisation.

With a substantial international career, Eric led and managed complex multidisciplinary operations and large multicultural teams in highly volatile contexts in the Middle East, in Africa, and from Switzerland. Operating in conflicting environments, confronted with major political, operational and human challenges, his eclectic background allowed him to develop robust capacities to develop strategic visions, to acquire strong operational skills, and to build networks of influential interlocutors.

Professional background 

International Committee of the Red Cross, 1991 – 2016

Regional Director – East Africa.
Deputy Director – Middle East & North Africa.
Head of delegation in Yemen and numerous other field assignments in the Middle East and Africa.

Academic background 

Corporate Social Responsibility (GSEM, 2017)

Project Management (IPMA, 2017)

Internal Audit (HEG, 2016)

M.A. Political Science & Int’l Law (UQAM, 2006)

Marketing & Management (MPM, 1991)

Mechanical Engineering (CFPS, 1986)

Key competencies

Leadership and guidance
Deep-rooted entrepreneurship, to shape a vision, design strategic orientations and projects, set realistic and achievable objectives and action plans in RBM framework.

Stakeholder management
Proven record in PR, networking, advocacy, mobilization and negotiation; solid capacity in positioning the organization in the public domain.

People management
Genuine believe in the importance of working through people, instilling ownership and values, fostering the development and coaching of teams.

Risk management
Extensive practice in risks identification, assessment, prioritization and management; ensuring business continuity and reputational risks management.

Project and change management
Confirmed experience in managing complex projects of transformational nature; driving cost efficiency and timely delivery; promoting creativity and innovative approaches.

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