Thomas Seghezzihas gathered more than 30 years of professional experience in private business, NGOs and Government, both abroad and in Switzerland.
After graduating in business administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), he started his career in Marketing- and Human Resources posts in industry and services companies in Switzerland.
He then engaged during six years in humanitarian work for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), doing missions as coordinator and delegate in Africa, Former Yugoslavia and Northern Caucasus. Between 2000 and 2004, he held the function of Senior Manager Human Resources with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). In 2005, Thomas joined the South African Embassy in Switzerland, heading its Trade and Investment promotion unit during four years, promoting business between Switzerland and the Southern African region.
In 2008 he co-founded rainbow unlimited gmbh, a Swiss-based company specialised in facilitating business links between Switzerland and Africa by organising major business events (AFRICA CEO FORUM, Africa Business Day Switzerland), by managing the Swiss-African Business Circle, and by conducting own projects such as the implementation of Swiss hospitality schools in Africa in partnership with a renowned Swiss business and hospitality management school.