Petra joined TRIAL International as Partnerships Manager in February 2021. She is in charge of building and maintaining relationships with donors and stakeholders.

Before that, Petra worked for 20 years for Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International), first as Regional Desk Officer and Institutional Fundraiser, then as Executive Director of Handicap International Switzerland. She has extensive expertise in building diversity and inclusion policies, notably on gender, age and disability. She has also delivered trainings on donors relations and partnerships management for Bioforce.

Petra holds a Master of Arts in Ethnology, Journalism and French Language from the University of Mainz (Germany). Her working languages are German, French and English.