Régis Blanc joined Helvetas in 2020 as Migration Advisor. Régis has started his career in the field of migration in 2011 and includes multi-country experience in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. His thematic expertise comprises migration and development, labour migration, fair recruitment and protection from a humanitarian aid perspective. Régis mainly worked for the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC), both at field and at Headquarters level, and for the Labour Migration Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO). He notably supported the development of the migration issue from a development perspective for SDC in West Africa. He previously also worked at a more local level in the area of migrants’ integration and asylum rights in Switzerland.
Régis holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and International Relations (University of Lausanne and Granada) and a Master degree in Political Science (University of Lausanne) with a Master’s Thesis on irregular migrants and informal economy.