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New ICRC vice-president

09-12-2005 News Release 05/74

At its meeting of 8 December, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross elected Mr Olivier Vodoz to the post of ICRC vice-president.

He succeeds Ms Anne Petitpierre, who has been named an honorary member of the International Committee in gratitude for her many years of service.

Mr Vodoz has a law degree from the University of Geneva and was a member of the Geneva bar before being elected to the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva in November 1989. He became the Council's president in 1995.

He has been a member of the ICRC since 1998.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Florian Westphal, ICRC Geneva, tel. +41 22 730 29 30 / +41 79 217 32 26  

 Antonella Notari, head of Media Relations, ICRC Geneva, tel. +41 22 730 2282