Team and Contact

The BCC programme is implemented by the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID). IHEID is responsible for the management and administration of all components of the BCC programme, monitoring programme implementation and progress reporting to SECO, publishing reports and working papers, and disseminating information about the BCC programme. The IHEID team in charge of the BCC programme is composed of a Programme Director, an Executive Director, two Programme Managers, and one Logistics Manager.

Professor Cedric Tille

Professor Cedric Tille

Scientific and Programme Director

​​​Cédric Tille is the Scientific and Programme Director of the BCC programme. He is responsible for the strategic and scientific guidance of the programme.

He has been a Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies since September 2007. Prior to that, he worked for nine years in the International Research Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

His research focuses on the impact of financial globalization on economic linkages between countries. It encompasses both theoretical contributions on how to include international financial flows in workhorse models in international economics, as well as applied works highlighting how financial integration alters our understanding of international integration.

Professor Tille has published extensively in scientific journals. He holds a B.S and a M.S. in economics from the University of Lausanne, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Since May 2011 he is a member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank.

Tamara Pironnet

Tamara Pironnet

Executive Director

​​Tamara Pironnet is the Executive Director of the BCC Programme.
She is responsible for the global programme steering and monitoring, quality assurance in programme implementation, liaison with relevant stakeholders, and the financial control and management of the programme. ​

Tamara brings a background in strategy consulting, specialized in international development, having worked for both Dalberg Advisors and McKinsey. She holds a Licenciatura in Economics and a Licenciatura in Law from the University of Navarra, Spain

Naël Shehadeh

Naël Shehadeh

Senior Programme Manager

​​​Naël Shehadeh is the Senior Programme Manager for the BCC programme. He is responsible for programme implementation in four partner countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Morocco and Tunisia. ​Naël is also responsible for ensuring the homogenity of technical assistance amongst all countries in scope.

Prior to joining the Institute, he has worked as an economist and strategist in the private sector and has also worked in Macroeconometric modelling at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.

Elsa Ferreira

Elsa Ferreira

Senior Logistics Manager

​​Elsa Ferreira is the Senior Logistics Manager. She is responsible for the administration and coordination of programme activities from a logistic point of view. This includes organizing expert missions, research (visiting and coaching) activities, the Geneva conference, and peer to peer activities.

Before joining the Institute, she worked as client advisor with UBS Wealth Management in Geneva, and as project coordinator with the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore. She holds a M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore and a Licence in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Nikhil Ray

Nikhil Ray

Programme Manager

​​​Nikhil Ray is a Programme Manager at the BCC. He is responsible for programme implementation in four partner countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Peru and Ukraine.

Previously, he worked on macroeconomic and employment policy at the International Labour Organization. He holds an MA in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, an MA in Japanese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London), and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Get in touch

The BCC programme (Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks) is located at the Maison de la paix in Geneva (Petal 2 – Level 8).

IHEID – BCC Programme

Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A,
Case postale 1672,
CH – 1211 Geneva 1,

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