Martial Becker joined the GICHD in March 2007. Appointed Assistant Director in 2013, he is also Head of the Support and Administration Division that provides a wide range of services in administration, human resources, finance and control, conference management, archive and information, institutional development and travel. Previously he was the Support Director and until May 2008, he was the Head of the Accounting department.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Martial Becker was from 2004 the Administrative Director of the city of Estavayer-le-Lac. His responsibilities included implementing political decisions and coordinating the various departments of the city and he was also Head of Human Resources. From 2000, as regional secretary and accounting manager he promoted political and economic development. He started his career with the Department of Swiss Foreign Affairs, working at the Swiss Embassies in Riyadh, Moscow and Tokyo.