William Lacy Swing

William Lacy Swing
  • Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva

BA, Catawba College, North Carolina, US; Bachelor's in Divinity, Yale University; postgraduate studies, Harvard and Tubingen University, Germany. Formerly: with US Department of State, including: Ambassador, six times, managing large diplomatic missions and foreign development and humanitarian aid programmes; 2001-03, Special Representative to Secretary-General for Western Sahara and Chief of Mission, UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara; 2003-08, UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Democratic Republic of the Congo, leading largest UN peacekeeping operation. Since October 2008, Director-General, International Organization for Migration.