Elisabeth Wallimann studied Chinese studies and linguistics at the University of Zurich and in Beijing and subsequently completed the interdisciplinary Master Asie in Geneva. She also holds a certificate of advanced studies in political communication from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Before joining IRF, Elisabeth Wallimann worked in international communications at maxon group and as a project manager in the congress office of Zurich Tourism. Most recently, she was Head of Marketing and Public Relations for the Hotel Palace in Lucerne. Elisabeth Wallimann joined IRF in 2020.