President: Mr Francesco Rocca (Italy)

Vice Presidents

The International Federation has five Vice-Presidents; the President/Vice-President of the Swiss Red Cross (ex-officio), plus four Vice-Presidents elected at the 21st General Assembly of the International Federation in November 2017 – one from each of the four regions. They are as follows:

  • Dr. Chen Zhu (China)
  • Mr Abdoul Azize Diallo (Senegal)
  • Mrs Annemarie Huber-Hotz (Switzerland) (ex-officio)
  • Mr Kerem Kinik (Turkey)
  • Mr Miguel Villarroel (Venezuela)

Chair of the Audit and Risk Commission

Mrs. Kate Forbes

Chair of the Finance Commission

Mr. Abdulkader Husrieh (Syria)

Chair of the Youth Commission

Mr. Bas van Rossum (Netherlands)

National Society members

Following elections at the 21st General Assembly of the International Federation in November 2017, the Governing Board comprises the following 20 National Societies:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of Korea
  • Palestine
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe

Secretary General (ex officio Secretary of the Board): Elhadj As Sy

About the Governing Board

The Federation’s Governing Board meets twice a year and has the authority to make certain decisions in between sessions of the General Assembly, which is the Federation’s supreme governing body. The Board ‘governs’ the Federation between two assemblies.