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Reference : V-P-CH-E-01457
Date : 23/06/2020
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Geneva, ICRC headquarters. Robert Mardini, ICRC's director-general.
Photographer : REVOL, Didier
Person appearing :
MARDINI, Robert (director general, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article, 23.08.2018.
Robert Mardini was born and raised in Tripoli, Lebanon. He was educated at the Lycée Français in Tripoli and at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he was awarded a Master of Science in civil engineering and hydraulics in 1996. He joined the ICRC in 1997, coordinating water engineering programmes in Rwanda and Iraq, before leading the organization's Water & Habitat Unit with projects in over 40 countries. He held various senior positions within the organization, including Deputy Director General (2010-2012), Regional Director for the Near and Middle East (2012-2018) and Permanent Observer of the ICRC to the United Nations & Head of Delegation in New York (2018-2020). In this latter role, Mardini steered the ICRC's diplomatic engagement with the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly, Member States and UN entities to influence decisions on humanitarian issues across policy themes and geographic contexts. Mardini was appointed ICRC Director-General in October 2019, and took up his position on 30 March 2020.
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