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Victor Hermann Umbricht Edit Profile

association executive , Swiss diplomat

Victor Hermann Umbricht, Swiss diplomat, association executive. Recipient Grotius medal, The Hague, 1984.

Background

Umbricht, Victor Hermann was born on October 25, 1915 in Endingen, Switzerland. Son of Simon and Caroline (Meisel) Umbricht.

Education

International Law, University Bern, 1939. Student, University Bern. Student, University Lausanne.

Student, University Paris. Doctor honoris causa, University Basel, 1966. Doctor, University Zurich, 1987.

Career

Member Swiss Bar; with Swiss Diplomatic Service, 1941. Assigned to embassies Ankara, London, Washington, 1941—1953. Deputy director operations Europe, Africa & Australia, World Bank, 1953—1957.

Head operations Swiss Treasury, Berne, 1957—1960. President Ciba Corporation, New York City, 1962—1965, Monetary Council United Nations Mission Belgian Congo (now Zaire), 1960—1961. Senior finance adviser.

Chairman Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)-Industry Cooperative Program, 1966—1970. Member Mekong Advisory Board, 1968—1976. Chief United Nations mission to Bangladesh, 1972—1973.

Head United Nations mission to Pakistan, 1973—1974. Participant missions to Vietnam. Mediator East African Community, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, 1978—1986.

Vice-chairman International Committee Red Cross, Geneva, 1970—1986. Chief of missions, Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, Israel, Central America, 1971—1977.

Connections

Married Elisabeth Fresard. Children: Christopher, Monique, Madeleine.

father:
Simon Umbricht

mother:
Caroline (Meisel) Umbricht

spouse:
Elisabeth Fresard

child:
Monique Umbricht

child:
Christopher Umbricht

child:
Madeleine Umbricht