The members of the ICRC Directorate are appointed by the Assembly for four-year terms. The current executive team took up its duties on 1 July 2010.
Yves Daccord, born in 1964, holds a B.A. in political science. A former journalist, he joined the ICRC in 1992 and worked in Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, Sudan, Yemen, the northern Caucasus and Georgia. He returned to ICRC headquarters in 1997 to take up the post of deputy head of the Division for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law. In 1998 he was appointed head of the Communication Division and then director of Communication in 2002, a post he held until his appointment as director-general in 2010.
Director of Operations
Pierre Krähenbühl, born in 1966, holds a B.A. in political science and international relations. He joined the ICRC in 1991. After carrying out assignments in El Salvador, Peru, Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina, he served as head of operations for Central and South-Eastern Europe in Geneva. He was appointed personal adviser to the president in 2000 before taking up his position as director of Operations in 2002.
Director of Financial Resources and Logistics
Helen Alderson, born in 1960, has a degree in political sciences and international relations as well as an MBA. She began her career at UNICEF in the field before joining the ICRC in 1985. At the ICRC, she held a number of posts at headquarters and in the field including delegate, deputy head of delegation, head of project and head of unit. She left the ICRC in 2000 to join the Ethos Foundation and then, in 2002, joined the World Heart Federation where she held the posts of director of development, chief operating officer and then CEO. She returned to t he ICRC to take up her current position in 2010.
Director of Communication and Information Management
Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, born in 1967, has a degree in business studies and a master's degree in communication. She began her career at the British Red Cross as information and marketing officer and subsequently as head of project before joining the ICRC in 1993. She worked in the field for five years as delegate, coordinator and head of sub-delegation. She has since held a number of posts at headquarters including head of the " women and war " project, deputy head of division and, most recently, deputy director of Communication.
Director for International Law and Cooperation
Philip Spoerri, born in 1963, holds a Ph.D in law from Bielefeld University and has also studied at the universities of Göttingen, Geneva and Munich. He began his career with the ICRC in 1994. Following a first mission for the ICRC in Israel and the occupied and autonomous territories, he continued with assignments in Kuwait and in Yemen, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Geneva, he headed the legal advisers to the Department of Operations. He returned to Afghanistan as the head of delegation from 2004 to 2006, when he took up his current position. Before joining the ICRC, Mr Spoerri worked as a lawyer in a private office in Munich.
Director of Human Resources
Caroline Welch-Ballentine was born in 1965 and has a degree in modern languages and a post-graduate diploma in translation. She began her career in human resources in the medical and pharmaceutical sector before joining first Ralston Purina, then Nestlé, where she was head of human resources for Europe. In 2007, she joined Alcoa, where she served as director of Human Resources (Europe) until taking up her current position with the ICRC in 2010.
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