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Crisis Group Appoints Richard Atwood as Executive Vice President
Crisis Group Appoints Richard Atwood as Executive Vice President
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Crisis Group Appoints Richard Atwood as Executive Vice President

The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that Richard Atwood will be the organisation’s Executive Vice President.

Richard has worked for Crisis Group since 2009. For the past year, he served as interim president, based in Brussels, and before that as Crisis Group’s chief of policy, working with regional programs and other colleagues to develop and promote the organisation’s analysis and prescriptions. Prior to that, he was New York director, representing Crisis Group at the UN. He also spent several years as Crisis Group’s research director in Brussels.

Before Crisis Group, Richard worked for some fifteen years across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Latin America for the UN and other organisations, with extended periods in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Nigeria, Kenya, Guatemala, Colombia and Peru. He has a Master’s Degree in public policy from Princeton University.

Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s president said, “I’m thrilled that Richard has agreed to be our Executive Vice-President and look forward to continuing working with him and our colleagues in maintaining the sharp analysis and policy rigour that the world has come to expect from us. Richard comes with vast and hugely valuable experience and together we’ll ensure that the organisation remains focused on our mandate of stopping people from dying or suffering because of conflict”.