A graduate of the Institute of International Relations in Geneva, Alexandre Liebeskind joined BNP Paribas in 1992. After several years at the bank’s headquarters in Paris, he returned to Geneva to take on the role of Head of Marketing and Communications at it’s Swiss branch. In 1997, he joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This new role brought him on missions to Israel and Palestine as well as to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Liberia, Nepal, Iraq and Sudan, where he led the ICRC’s operations in Darfur from 2004 to 2006. Called back to the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva, he then co-ordinated operations in the Horn of Africa. In 2009, he was appointed Secretary of the Committee and Personal Advisor to the President of the ICRC, serving both Jakob Kellenberger and Peter Maurer, before joining HD in 2013. Between 2013 and 2019, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Brussels’ Operational Centre of Doctors without Borders (MSF OCB).
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.