Olivier Vodoz

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Olivier Vodoz is Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

"Born in 1943, Olivier Vodoz is a barrister and a member of the board of directors of the Union Bancaire Privée, a private investment bank in Geneva. He is also on the board of directors of the Swiss insurance company Helvetia Patria and Geneva's Heritage Bank & Trust. He is a senior member of the foundation for the theology faculty at the University of Geneva and is active in various other cultural and humanitarian foundations.

"Mr Vodoz became a member of the ICRC in 1998. He serves on the International Committee's Monitoring Commission and its Recruitment Commission. He also heads the Empress Shôken Fund. Since 1 January 2006 he has been serving as ICRC vice-president, a task he shoulders in addition to his professional activities.

"Mr Vodoz is a past president of the Geneva Liberal Party. From 1977 to 1989 he was a member of Geneva's cantonal Parliament and from 1989 to 1997 a member of the cantonal State Council. He has also been a member of the council supervising the practice of psychiatry and has headed the commission supervising the conduct of the Geneva police force.“[1]

External links

  • "Biography", International Committee of the Red Cross , Accessed October 2006.