Claude Voillat

Claude Voillat

Economic Adviser at the ICRC

Claude Voillat holds the position of Economic Adviser at the ICRC. In this role, he is essentially responsible for the development of the ICRC’s humanitarian dialogue with business actors. Prior to that, he spent over ten years as a field delegate and manager. He holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Lausanne and an MBA from the University of Geneva.


  • Pushing the humanitarian agenda through engagement with business actors: the ICRC’s experience

    Large companies can have both massively positive and massively negative impacts on communities, be it directly through their operations or indirectly through their influence on decision-makers. This is particularly true when business operations take place in conflict-affected or high-risk areas. Humanitarian organisations endeavouring to bring protection and/or assistance in these areas cannot, therefore, ignore these influential actors.