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Walter Fust

CEO, Global Humanitarian Forum


Walter Fust is CEO/Director of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. Born in 1945, Walter Fust studied at St. Gallen University and graduated with a Master in Political Science. He worked in banking and public administration before entering the Swiss Diplomatic service in 1975, serving in the integration office (EFTA/EU) and as a personal advisor. He was managing director of the Swiss office for trade promotion (OSEC), Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and Head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Walter Fust is chairman of UNESCO’s International Program for Development and Communication (IPDC) and President of He serves as member onboards including the Board of the International Risk Governance Council/Geneva.