ICRC governing body appoints new member

23 June 2015

Geneva (ICRC) – The Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has appointed Béatrice Speiser as its newest member. This brings the membership of the Committee to 19.

Ms Speiser, from Basel, Switzerland, is a doctor of law, with a degree from St Gallen Business School. She also studied in the United States and in France. A lawyer and independent entrepreneur, Ms Speiser is the founder and president of Crescenda, a Swiss-based organization that promotes entrepreneurship for immigrant women.

She will take up her duties on 1 October 2015.

The Assembly, composed of between 15 and 25 members of Swiss nationality, is the supreme governing body of the ICRC. It oversees all the ICRC's activities, decides the organization's strategy and approves major policy documents, the ICRC's objectives and its budgets.

For further information, please contact:
Dorothea Krimitsas, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 25 90 or +41 79 251 93 18