Dr Gilles Carbonnier is the Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (appointed in 2018).
Dr Carbonnier has been a professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva) since 2007. While there full-time he also served as director of studies and president of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action.
His expertise is in international cooperation, the economic dynamics of armed conflict, and the nexus between natural resources and development. His latest book, published by Hurst and Oxford University Press in 2016, is entitled Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market.
Prior to joining the Graduate Institute, Dr Carbonnier worked with the ICRC in Iraq, Ethiopia, El Salvador and Sri Lanka (1989–1991) and served as an economic adviser at the ICRC’s headquarters (1999–2006). Between 1992 and 1996, he was in charge of international trade negotiations (GATT/WTO) and development cooperation programmes for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.