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Peter Maurer to succeed Mark Pieth as President of the Basel Institute on Governance
Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is set to take over as President of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance when he steps down as ICRC President in September 2022. He succeeds the Basel Institute’s founder and President, Mark Pieth.
Peter Maurer will join six other distinguished members of the Basel Institute’s Foundation Board, which is responsible for guiding the overall strategy of the Basel Institute.
Born in Thun, Switzerland, Peter Maurer holds a doctorate in history and international law from the University of Bern and has held various positions in the Swiss diplomatic service, including as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and Secretary of State. He became ICRC’s President in July 2012.
Peter Maurer succeeds the Basel Institute’s founder and President, Professor Mark Pieth. Since establishing the Basel Institute in 2003 as an Associated Institute of the University of Basel, Mark Pieth has overseen the organisation’s steady development into a leading player in efforts to combat corruption and raise standards of governance around the world.