Brussels The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that 10 new members have joined its Board of Trustees as of 1 July, following their election at a board meeting in Vancouver on 21 April:

  • Micheline Calmy-Rey Former President of the Swiss Confederation and Foreign Affairs Minister of Switzerland
  • Nabil Fahmy Former Ambassador of Egypt to the U.S. and Japan. Founding Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University in Cairo
  • Lykke Friis Former Climate & Energy Minister and Minister of Gender Equality of Denmark. Former Prorector at the University of Copenhagen. Member of the Danish Parliament
  • Wu Jianmin Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Former Ambassador of China to the United Nations (Geneva) and to France
  • Wang Jisi Dean, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry
  • Wadah Khanfar Co-Founder, Al Sharq Forum. Former Director General, Al Jazeera Network
  • Laurence Parisot Chair, French Business Confederation MEDEF. Vice President of the French Institute of Public Opinion
  • Karim Raslan Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KRA Group
  • Liv Monica Stubholt Former Foreign Secretary of Norway. Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communication, Kvaerner ASA
  • Lionel Zinsou CEO, PAI Partners

The newly constituted 45-member Board includes 14 members from the Americas, 16 from Europe, 8 from Africa and the Middle East, and 7 from the Asia/Pacific region, including two new distinguished representatives from China. It meets twice a year.

Crisis Group President Louise Arbour said:

“I am delighted that many of our long standing Board members will be with us for another two years, and that we are now joined by a very distinguished group of new members who will bring a wide range of experience and world views to the organisation”.

Crisis Group, with more than 150 full-time staff on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located in or near countries at risk of the outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations for key international decision-makers.

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