Davide Orifici

Employee, Director Public & Regulatory Affairs and Communications, EPEX Spot SE

Bern, Switzerland


Versatile and dynamic manager with strong business acumen in diplomatic affairs
fundraising and external relations. Building on more than 10 years of international multilateral experiences. Eager to advance in the corporate sector in fields such as corporate and regulatory affairs
PR & Communications or in a senior manager position in a not-for-profit organisation
foundation or international organisation dealing with development
public health or peace issues. Brings strong sense of commitment
excellent communication
entrepreneurial and organisational skills. Has developed solid networks in Geneva
Bern and world-wide. Someone who builds and promotes constructive partnerships with a variety of key stakeholders and publics. Enjoys working as part of a multi-cultural team and communicates fluently in English
(Swiss-) German and Italian
with good knowledge of Spanish.


Professional experience for Davide Orifici

  • Current , since Oct 2020

    Director Public & Regulatory Affairs and Communications

    EPEX Spot SE

  • Current , since Apr 2014

    Head of Swiss Office

    EPEX SPOT Schweiz AG

    - Represent EPEX at government, regulatory and other public authorities level, as well as with relevant associations and stakeholders in Switzerland - Monitor and evaluate Swiss energy policy and Swiss-EU relations and their impact on markets - Establish and foster relationship with current and new Swiss market participants - Cooperate with project teams and report on Swiss characteristics regarding EPEX SPOT’s strategy, business development and product design

  • 3 years and 11 months, May 2010 - Mar 2014

    Senior Manager Public Affairs & Community Relations

    Swissgrid AG / Ltd

    - High Voltage Grid Extension Projects in Switzerland - Community Relations in Valais and Lake Neuchâtel Area - Lobbying and Public Affairs in Bern: Federal Parliament, Public Administration, Political Parties, etc. - Public Relations with other Stakeholders from Economy, Environmental Associations and Public Pressure Groups against grid extension with overhead lines (request for cabling of high voltage lines)

  • 2 years and 1 month, Apr 2008 - Apr 2010

    Independent Consultant

    International Gov't Relations / PR & Communications / Non-Profit Management

    › Consultancy Office Promotion Industries and Technologies | Cleantech & Masdar City (UAE) › Consultancy Tamoil (Suisse) SA | Public Affairs & Relations | Corporate Communication › Consultancy Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) | Economic Promotion, Business Development, EU HQs › Consultancy for Geneva Forum | Evaluation of Activities 2007 & 2008 › Electoral Observation Missions to Azerbaijan (2008), Macedonia (2009) and Kosovo (2009)

  • 6 years and 3 months, Jan 2002 - Mar 2008

    Head, Policy and External Relations

    Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining

    › Supportive Advisor to Director on strategic, policy, political, administrative issues and personnel management | Supervising the team of the Director’s office › Successfully managed multi-year projects as leader with large teams on publications, exhibitions and communication materials | up to 1 million CHF | USD › Effective public relations networking, advocacy and lobbying with international organisations, civil society and countries on humanitarian, development and peace issues

  • 3 years and 8 months, May 1998 - Dec 2001

    Diplomat, Second Secretary

    Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

    › Systematic organisation and chairing of international workshops on regional security and small arms and light weapons | Macedonia and Azerbaijan › Proactive negotiation and reporting on Kosovo, Macedonia and Middle East crisis › Fast drafting of briefings, speaking notes and back-ground papers › Successfully took over temporary responsibility as Chargé d’affaires a.i. › Drafted and published two articles for academic reviews on Cooperative Security in the Western Mediterranean

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 1995 - Sep 1997

    Personal Assistant to Deputy Director, Graduate Institute International Studies

    Programme for the Study of International Organisations

    › Diligent execution of the SIRUS programme on Multilateral Diplomacy for Junior Diplomats from Caucasus and Central Asian Republics | responsible for budget and excursions › Timely management of drafting and editing of PSIO Occasional Papers › Profitable suggestion for a new area of activity | international seminars for diplomats on world trade issues and international humanitarian law

  • 2 years, Sep 1993 - Aug 1995

    Research Assistant, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

    Programme for Strategic & International Security Studies

    › Effectively managed and organised conferences and lecture series › Researched on Commonwealth of Independent States and OSCE Mission in Moldova › First exposure to NGOs, diplomats and representatives of international organisations

Educational background for Davide Orifici

  • 2 years and 3 months, Sep 2005 - Nov 2007

    International Executive MBA

    Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) - University of Geneva

  • 3 years and 8 months, Sep 1994 - Apr 1998

    International Relations

    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

    Peace, Security, Development

  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 1992 - Aug 1994

    Political Science, Development

    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

  • 5 years and 1 month, Oct 1986 - Oct 1991

    Political Science

    Università Pavia, Italia


  • French


  • English


  • German


  • Italian

    First language

  • Spanish



Looking for a position in public/corporate affairs
corporate social responsibility
government liaison
multilateral diplomacy with stakeholders from civil society
non-governmental organisations and multi-national corporations & fund-raising.


Public relatoins & Affairs
Business Development. Multi-cultural work environment
argentinian tango
antique cars

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