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ICRC appoints new permanent vice-president

27-04-2007 News Release 52/07

Geneva (ICRC) – At its meeting on 26 April 2007, the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appointed Ms Christine Beerli to the post of permanent vice-president.

She will succeed Mr Jacques Forster on 1 January 2008.

Ms Beerli, a lawyer, has been a member of the ICRC Assembly since 2005. Currently head of the Department of Engineering and Information Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, she was a member of the Swiss Council of States from 1991 to 2003.

In February 2007, the Assembly appointed ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger to a new four-year term, until the end of 2011.

For further information, please contact:
  Claudia McGoldrick, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 2063 or +41 79 217 3216