Stéphane Jaquemet is ICMC’s Director of Policy since February 2018, as well as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since 2021. He is a lawyer and an experienced humanitarian professional with substantial expertise in the policy field.
Before joining ICMC, Stéphane spent 25 years working with the UN Refugee Agency, with assignments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Most recently, he was UNHCR’s Regional Representative for Southern Europe, based in Rome. Prior to that, he served in UNHCR headquarters as Senior Legal Advisor, then Chief of Section, Protection Capacity and Promotion of Refugee Law. He has also worked at the International Committee of the Red Cross as a delegate in Africa and the Middle East and as a Legal Officer in Geneva. Stéphane has also worked for the Swiss faith-based aid organization Entraide Protestante Suisse, and as a lawyer in private practice.
Stéphane is a Swiss national. He completed his Law Degree at the University of Lausanne. He holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Criminology from the University of Paris II Pantheon. Stéphane is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Italian and has notions of Arabic.