After graduating from the University of Bern with a degree in law and from the IDHEAP Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Pascal Strupler pursued his career in the Federal Administration. He held various positions in four Federal Departments (Ministries). He began in the Federal Department of Finance before joining the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. After working at the Swiss embassy in Moscow and at the Office for European Affairs, he was appointed personal advisor to Federal Councillor Pascal Couchepin. He then served as Secretary General of the Federal Department of Home Affairs for seven years. Since January 2010, Pascal Strupler is Director-General of the Federal Office of Public Health.