Reference : V-P-PER-E-01373
Date : 17/09/2009
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Olivier Vodoz, member of the Assembly of the ICRC
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
VODOZ, Olivier (member of the Committee, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Olivier Vodoz was born in 1943; is a barrister and a member of the board of directors of the Union Bancaire Privée, a private investment bank in Geneva. He is also on the board of directors of the Swiss insurance company Helvetia Patria and Geneva's Heritage Bank & Trust. He is a senior member of the foundation for the theology faculty at the University of Geneva and is active in various other cultural and humanitarian foundations.

Mr Vodoz became a member of the ICRC in 1998. He serves on the International Committee's Audit Committee and its Recruitment Commission. He also heads the Empress Shôken Fund. Since 1 January 2006 he has been serving as ICRC vice-president, a task he shoulders in addition to his professional activities.

Mr Vodoz is a past president of the Geneva Liberal Party. From 1977 to 1989 he was a member of Geneva's cantonal Parliament and from 1989 to 1997 a member of the cantonal State Council. He has also been a member of the council supervising the practice of psychiatry and has headed the commission supervising the conduct of the Geneva police force.

Mr Vodoz is married to Martine Vodoz-Joris. They have two children.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 2592x3872
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour