Since August 2016, Pascale is overseeing the coordination, surge and support roles of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for disasters and crises worldwide. Her portfolio includes forecasting multi-hazards events, preparedness of the Red Cross Red Crescent 190 National societies, response, recovery, and community resilience. Amongst the priorities taken forward by her department are the scaling up of cash transfers to respond to needs, the increase in support to vulnerable migrants, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Previously, Pascale spent 22 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), spending her first eleven years in the field in Southern Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Sierra Leone, Georgia, Rwanda, Nepal, and Kosovo. She moved to ICRC headquarters in 2005 to develop ICRC policy relating to gender equality in the workplace, and from 2008 held senior managerial positions in the department of operations, first as Head of Operations for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and then as Deputy Director of Operations.
Pascale holds two Master’s degrees in International Relations, from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Massachusetts) and the Graduate Institute of International Relations (Geneva). She speaks French, English, German, and Spanish, and has passive knowledge of Italian and Rumanian.