H.E. Dr. Andreas BAUM

Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan

Ambassador Andreas Baum was born in 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied Medicine at the University of Lausanne, where he graduated with a Doctorate in 1989, followed by studies of International Relations and International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, in Washington D.C., where he obtained a Master of Arts in 1990. In 1991, Ambassador Baum joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and was subsequently posted in Bern, Geneva and Ankara, Turkey. He returned to headquarters, where he joined the Political Division (Europe and North America) in 1993 and became Secretary to the State Secretary in 1996. In 2000, he was transferred as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Ottawa, Canada. In August 2004, Ambassador Baum was transferred to New York, where he served as Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations. From 2008 to 2012, Ambassador Baum was the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Chad and Niger, with residence in Abuja. From 2012 to 2016, he was the Ambassador of Switzerland to Israel with residence in Tel Aviv. From 2016 to 2020, he was the Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, with residence in New Delhi. From November 2020, he takes up his position as Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan.