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Yves Daccord

ODI Board Member

Portrait of Yves Daccord

Yves Daccord is a humanitarian leader, international strategist, influencer and change-maker. His current focus is on the theme of security, social contract and the role of cities in the age of digital surveillance and pandemics, which is the subject of a special initiative he is leading at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

From 2010 – March 2020 Yves was Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). A former journalist, TV producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career spanned a variety of posts and challenging contexts – including Israel and the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Yemen, Chechnya and Georgia.