Teresa Paonessa

Senior Human Resources Specialist
+41 61 205 55 31
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Teresa Paonessa joined the Basel Institute in July 2017 and is currently the Senior Human Resources Specialist. In her function she supports the Management Group and Heads of Division in a variety of personnel-related affairs and takes care of staff requirements and concerns.  

Prior to joining the Institute, Teresa gained her Human Resources experience in different industries. In her most recent function she was HR Business Partner in the financial sector and responsible for a wide range of HR affairs. These ranged from the recruitment and onboarding of new employees to providing support and guidance to the Management on staff queries.   

Teresa graduated from the University of Basel with a Master of Science in Economic Psychology in 2010. In addition, she holds a Federal Diploma as Human Resources Specialist with a focus on Swiss labour law.

Teresa works on a part-time basis for the Institute together with her team colleague Sarah Chapman. She has two children and comes from and lives in Basel Stadt.