Monica Guy

Senior Specialist / Team Lead Communications and External Relations
+41 61 205 55 12

Monica Guy joined the Basel Institute in August 2018 and is responsible for communications, publications and external relations across the Institute.

She began her career in communications and the media in the shipping industry, initially working for a small public relations firm and later writing trade magazines and reports for global shipping and engineering companies.

After several years as an assistant to Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge, she returned to the world of international communications as Senior Project Manager and later Director of Operations for Europe and the Middle East for a U.S.-based content agency. In this role she managed several concurrent, high-profile content and digital marketing projects for clients including Google, Expedia, IHG and Accor.

She speaks several languages including Spanish, French, German, Catalan and Arabic – the latter rather poorly.

Monica has a first-class BA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University and an MSc in Sustainable Development from SOAS University of London.