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Governing Board

The Interpeace Governing Board is the highest decision-making body of the organization and plays a key role in defining Interpeace’s overall strategy. It is the legal authority that is responsible for the organization.

The Governing Board is made up of prominent individuals from the government, international, and business sectors. There is also a seat for the host government, Switzerland, and a designated representative of the United Nations Secretary-General.

Amre Moussa

Amre Moussa was the Egyptian Ambassador to India (1983-1986). Then he became the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the U.N (1990-1991), the Foreign Minister of Egypt (1991-2001) and the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (2001-2011). He ran for President of Egypt in the first democratic elections following the 25th of January Revolution […]

Matthias Stiefel

Founder and former President of Interpeace. A Swiss political scientist with 40 years of operational experience across five continents, Matthias has held senior executive positions in the United Nations, non-governmental organisations and academia.

Kate Gilmore

Former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prior to joining OHCHR, Gilmore was Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Programmes with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International (2000-2010). National Dir of Amnesty International Australia.

Marc Secretan

Swiss Certified Public Accountant and registered Audit Expert. Currently serves as an Audit Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) leading the Geneva office and overseeing a staff of more than 450 professionals. Mr. Secretan commenced his career with PwC in 2000, having received his Master’s degree in management from the University of Geneva.

Elhadj As Sy

Former Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); decades of experience working in the humanitarian sector, including in senior positions at the United Nations Children’s agency (UNICEF), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Fund to Fight […]

Miriam Coronel Ferrer

Co-founder of the Southeast Asian Women Peace Mediators. A retired professor of political science at the University of the Philippines. She chaired the Philippine government panel that negotiated and signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on 27 March 2014. Member of the United Nations’ Standby Team of Mediation […]

Hind Kabawat

Deputy head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission’s Geneva Office, formerly known as the High Negotiations Committee (HNC). Participated in all eight rounds of the Geneva peace talks on Syria (2017). Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution (CRDC). Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace (2015).

Staffan De Mistura

Former Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Former Italian Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan and Iraq and Lebanon; Former Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Southern Lebanon; Former Director of the UN Information Center in Rome.

Khaled Khiari

Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Governing Board Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations; former Director General of Americas, Asia and Oceania in the Tunisia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over 35 years of experience in diplomacy and foreign affairs, […]

Amina Mohamed

Amb. Amina Mohamed has had a distinguished career in the Public Service spanning over thirty-five years. She served in three Government Ministerial portfolios. She was Cabinet Secretary in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Education, Science and Technology; and Sports, Culture and Heritage; as well as Permanent Secretary for Justice, National Cohesion and […]

Martti Ahtisaari

Chair Emeritus and Special Adviser
Recipient of 2008 Nobel Peace Prize; former President of Finland; Chair of the Interpeace Governing Council from 2001 to 2009

John A. Kufuor

Chair Emeritus
Former President of Ghana; former Chairperson of the African Union (AU); former Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)