George B. Weber

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George B. Weber

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Confirmed as Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1993, George Weber guides the coordination of the Federation's global relief and development effort. Weber, who began his association with the Red Cross 30 years ago, gives executive leadership to a team of 600 staff members in Geneva and around the world.Born in Montreal in 1946, he graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and studied advanced management at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, in 1989. His first overseas assignment for the Red Cross was in Vietnam, in 1973. He has served as a delegate or head of a major relief operation, development project or survey mission, for periods ranging from a few days to seven months, in more than 60 countries.He was Secretary General of the Canadian Red Cross Society from 1983 to 1993.

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