Susana Malcorra, Former Foreign Minister of Argentina, Appointed Co-chair of Crisis Group Board
Susana Malcorra, Former Foreign Minister of Argentina, Appointed Co-chair of Crisis Group Board
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Susana Malcorra, Former Foreign Minister of Argentina, Appointed Co-chair of Crisis Group Board

The International Crisis Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Susana Malcorra, current Crisis Group Trustee and former Foreign Minister of Argentina & Chef de Cabinet to the United Nations Secretary-General, as Co-chair of Crisis Group’s Board of Directors. Ms. Malcorra will serve alongside Frank Giustra, Co-chair of the Board since 2020. Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will continue as a Director and Trustee.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Susana as my Co-chair, and look forward to working together to bring Crisis Group’s conflict prevention work to new heights”, said Co-chair of the Board Frank Giustra. “Her commitment to conflict resolution and prevention – during her years of experience both in government and at the United Nations – has consistently reflected our organisation’s values and mission”.

“Susana’s experience as Foreign Minister of Argentina, as well as in different very senior roles at the UN and in academia, makes her an excellent choice to helm the Board. I wholeheartedly congratulate her on the appointment”, said retiring Co-chair of the Board Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.

“I am honoured to take on the role of Co-chair of the Board”, Ms. Malcorra said. “Crisis Group’s mission and values have long been close to my own. The ideas and guidance Crisis Group provides governments and policymakers are invaluable. With the number of people affected and displaced by conflict at an all-time high, the organisation’s mission is more important than ever before.”

About Susana Malcorra

Susana Malcorra was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic from December 2015 until July 2017. After stepping down, she became Minister Adviser to the President until December 2017. She has 25 years’ professional experience in the private sector in IBM and Telecom Argentina, where she became CEO. She joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004. In May 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General appointed her Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support. In April 2012, Ms. Malcorra became Chief of Staff to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

About the International Crisis Group

Crisis Group is the world’s premier conflict prevention organisation, with 120 staff covering 55 wars and crises around the globe. The Board includes 47 individuals from 31 countries. Crisis Group’s work is based on its analysts’ field research, which involves talking to all parties; on sharp analysis of conflict dynamics; and on the development and global advocacy of pragmatic, principled solutions to prevent, mitigate or resolve deadly conflict. From helping shepherd and preserve the Colombian peace deal to averting a catastrophic assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida; from contributing core ideas for the Iran nuclear deal to sounding alarm bells over Nigeria’s herder-farmer violence and Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis, Crisis Group makes a real difference.
 

For more information, please contact:

Hugh Pope
Director, Communications & Outreach
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hpope@crisisgroup.org