Cécile Duprez-Naudy


Cécile duprez-naudy '17

Head of Regulatory Affairs EMEA, Roquette, France

"The course is unique in how it provides a framework, from issue management to crisis management to engaging with stakeholders that mixes academic teaching, case studies and tips in a concrete way"

At the time of the programme, Cécile Duprez-Naudy was working as Global Advocacy Lead for Néstle SA in Vevey. Having held a number of public affairs roles at Néstle SA, she provided guidance and leadership on the scaling up of the global Advocacy strategy. Cécile has a Master in European Studies from the Catholic Institute of Paris. Before joining Néstle, she worked as Senior Account Manager for European Public Policy Advisors in Belgium.

Luca Gobbo '16


luca gobbo '16

Deputy Cantonal Information Officer, Swiss Foreign Ministry EDA, Switzerland

"I joined the Advocacy programme because the content and the teaching methods are varied and of very high quality. Paired with the Graduate Institute's international reputation and the ideal setting in International Geneva this program offers great practical and theoretical knowledge on the world of advocacy."

Luca Gobbo grew up as a son of a Swiss diplomat and has lived, studied and worked in several countries across the world. Holding a B.A in International Relations from the University of Geneva and a M.A in European Studies from LUISS School of Government in Rome, he worked as policy officer in the foreign policy division the Conference of cantonal governments (CCG) in Berne, Switzerland where he was responsible for different dossiers, such as human rights and or specific EU-Swiss bilateral agreements.

Our community


Join an impressive and diverse alumni network of 18'000+ Graduate Institute alumni, 110 nationalities for Executive Education alumni alone, 100+ alumni of the Advocacy in International Affairs programme.

Alumni of the programme come from all regions, sectors and backgrounds. Entering its eigth year, join a growing community of advocacy experts and practitioners, including:

  • Communications Lead for TDR, World Health Organization

  • Global Advocacy Lead, Nestlé SA

  • Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR

  • Head of Brand and Reputation management, F. Hoffmann La Roche

  • Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the UN

  • Communication manager, MSF  

  • Attorney, BDO Bahamas

  • Journalist, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)