Are you working on a specific project or are you in transition and could benefit from the resources of an inspiring multidisciplinary and multicultural environment?

If yes, the Executives-in-Residence programme of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is for you. You will have the opportunity to leverage the GCSP’s facilities and resources and contribute to the Centre’s activities through the execution of specific projects. This programme is designed for executives from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including from business, academia, the media, non-profit, international organisations, arts, sciences or consultancies.

Key benefits for you

As an Executive-in-Residence, you will be able to:

  • Take part in a 2-6 month (or more) residency at the GCSP;
  • Progress with a professional project while benefitting from the feedback of a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Build strong relations with like-minded executives;
  • Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, as well as professional development opportunities;
  • Explore opportunities in the heart of international Geneva, host of 34 international organisations, more than 250 NGOs and 256 diplomatic missions, representations and delegations.

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Meet our current Executives-in-Residence:

Mr Alain Délétroz
Former Vice-President for Europe, International Crisis Group (ICG)
Mr Gilles Fuchs
Global Leadership Fellow at World Economic Forum
Janet Lim
Ms Janet Lim
Former Assistant High Commissioners for Operations, UNHCR
Michael McKay
Independent Advisor and Founder of McKay’s
Mr Joaquin Molina
International Civil Servant, NATO
Mr Laurent Muhlematter
Researcher, developer and analyst of civilian space shuttle
Ms Misha Nagelmackers-Voinov
Former member of the leadership of BCGE
Dr Joseph Press
Global Innovator & Strategic Advisor to the President, and CEO at the Center for Creative Leadership
Dr Johanna Ralston
former CEO of World Heart Federation
Dr Gervais Rufyikiri
former Vice-President of Burundi
Mr Laurent Sierro
Journalist, ATS
Dr Pascal van Griethuysen
Coordinator, UNRISD Sustainable Development Programme

Meet our Fellows


Any questions? Want to apply? Please contact:

+41 (0)22 730 96 94

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin

"It is important to come to Geneva, to be unbiased and to share views between experts on civil wars and conflicts."

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, GCSP Associate Fellow