Mr. Bertrand Levrat
Chief Executive Officer, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Bertrand Levrat is an « engaged humanist ». Lawer by training, he has successively worked for seven years at the International Committee of the Red Cross on field missions as delegate, chief of under-delegation, legal advisor for Asia and Latin America and representative of the ICRC at the United Nations in New York.
Since returning to Geneva in 2001, he has continued to be committed to helping vulnerable persons during three years as deputy director for social affairs. He was in charge of policies for the disabled and substance dependence.
In 2004, he became Director General of the Hospice General, a Geneva institution with 1000 collaborators in charge of socially dependent persons and asylum seekers. During nine years he entirely reformed this institution. Under his leadership, the Hospice Général recovered long term financial balance and rigorous management, but what is essential to him is something else: “Most important to me was to make collaborators proud to work there”.
Appointed new Director General of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) in June 2013, he intends to respond to the challenges that face him as head of this major institution.