Thomas B. Cueni is Director General of IFPMA (www.ifpma.org), the association representing the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health. He is also chair of the AMR Industry Alliance (www.amrindustryalliance.org) and Industry Co-Chair APEC Biopharmaceutical Working Group on Ethics.
Prior to joining IFPMA, Cueni was Secretary General of Interpharma, the association of pharmaceutical research companies in Switzerland whilst being involved in the work of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA. Thomas Cueni has served as a Swiss career diplomat with postings in Paris (OECD) and Vienna (IAEA, UNIDO). He began his working life as a journalist, inter alia as London correspondent for the “Basler Zeitung” and “Der Bund”. He studied at the University of Basle, the London School of Economics, and the Geneva Graduate Institute for International Studies, and has Master degrees in economics (University of Basel) and politics (London School of Economics, LSE).