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Mr Alain Délétroz


Former Vice-President for Europe, International Crisis Group (ICG)


A Swiss and French national, Alain Délétroz has an experience of more than twenty years of work in conflict regions or in countries under strong political tensions. His areas of expertise include the Andean countries and Brazil; Russia, North/South Caucasus and Central Asia; EU external action; West Africa; the Great Lakes, the Sudans, conflict assessment and conflict resolution; democratic reforms, humanitarian assistance.

His professional background includes: Vice-President, International Crisis Group, Brussels (2002-2013); director, Open Society Institute, Tashkent, 1998–2002; delegate, International Committee of the Red Cross, Moscow, 1994–1998; Adult literacy and capacity building project manager, Interteam, Carabaya, Peru, 1986–1991.

At the International Crisis Group he authored a series of articles on almost all the conflicts covered by this organization.

Mr Délétroz holds a Masters from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as well as degrees in cultural anthropology, sociology of organizations and Russian studies from Paris IV and V - Sorbonne, and in Quecha language from the Institut National des Langues Orientales. Fluent in English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Quecha, he has authored and edited several books, from a monograph on Carabaya province - Peru, to Russian text books, a guide to Quecha grammar and an essay on Russia in 2014.