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association executive , Swiss diplomat

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


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


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

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


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.


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

Simon Umbricht

Caroline (Meisel) Umbricht

Elisabeth Fresard

Monique Umbricht

Christopher Umbricht

Madeleine Umbricht