In July 2016, Globethics.net went through key leadership changes
- Dr h.c. Walter Fust stepped down as the President of the Globethics.net Board
- Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Founder of Globethics.net, stepped down as the Executive Director and became the new Board President
- Prof. Dr Obiora Ike is now the new Globethics.net Executive Director
The official handover ceremony was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 during the Global Ethics Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Speech of Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Founder of Globethics.net and Board President (PDF - 45 KB)
- Speech of Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Globethics.net Executive Director (PDF - 23KB)
Globethics.net current and former staff, regional programmes, partners, collaborators, journalists and relatives attended the ceremony.
Dr h.c. Walter Fust
Globethics.net Board President until July 2016
Dr h.c. Ambassador Walter Fust studied public administration at the University of St Gallen and had a diplomatic career serving at the Swiss Embassies in Baghdad and Tokyo. He was Managing Director of the Swiss Trade Promotion Office (OSEC) and Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior. He headed the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for 15 years. He holds mandates with the UN namely with the Broadband Commission ITU/UNESCO and the Committee of Experts on Public Management (CEPA).
He furthermore serves on the Board of a number of international institutions such as the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa and the Library of Alexandria as well as on foundation boards including the African Innovation Foundation, Globethics.net and national foundations.
"It has been my pleasure to serve Globethics.net as President of the Board of Foundation, to work alongside Christoph Stückelberger. I am sure that I speak on behalf of the other members of the Board in wishing him well in this new stage in his life as President and in his retirement, which promises to be an active one. I also extend a warm welcome to Obiora Ike, who generously accepted the invitation to step in as successor to Christoph as Executive Director. We have great hopes for him and for the future of Globethics.net".
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Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger
"I would like to thank Walter Fust, for his friendship, support, wisdom and guidance before he became President of Globethics.net as well as during his chairmanship. It will be difficult to follow in his footsteps as President, but his legacy makes the way easier for me. I welcome Obiora as the new Executive Director, a shining light for Nigeria, for Africa and for the world. I trust fully that he will take Globethics.net's mission forward in a good way."
Prof. Dr Obiora Ike
"I thank Christoph and I thank the Board, the team in Geneva and around the world, our supporters and participants for their trust in me as I take up my new post. I am ready to put my long experience, knowledge as an ethicist and dedication at the service of the mission and vision of Globethics.net. Together we can make Globethics.net even greater".