Yves Daccord


Yves Daccord is a renowned humanitarian leader, international strategist, influencer and changemaker. His current focus is on the theme of the impact of Covid-19 on our social contract and the role of cities in the age of digital surveillance and pandemics—the subject of a special initiative at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. From 2010 to March 2020, he served as Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Daccord sits on the Board of several organisations and holds a degree in political science and an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of St Gallen.