On the 7th of July it was announced that Challenges Forum’s Patron, Mr Guéhenno, will be the International Crisis Group’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Guéhenno served as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations from 2000-2008, and in 2012, as Deputy Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on Syria. He left his post as Deputy Joint Special Envoy to chair the commission that prepared the white paper on French defence and national security in 2013. He is currently a professor and Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. Jean-Marie Guéhenno has been Patron of the Challenges Forum since 2009.
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