Yves Daccord

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

Yves was the Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2010-2020 and is now a Fellow at the Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society and a commissioner of the #Principles4Peace initiative. During his tenure at the International Red Cross, the impetus of wars shifted from conflicts over land ownership to conflicts over ideology and data. Yves saw what happens when the texture of everyday’s societies is ripped apart. His increasing encounters with mass surveillance and misinformation campaigns led Yves to create the Edgelands Institute.