Markku Niskala

Markku Niskala
  • Secretary-General Emeritus (2003-2008)

Master's in Public Administration. Since 1970, with Red Cross: 1978, representative in Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe; 1985-87, led Europe Department, Geneva; Secretary-General, Finnish Red Cross; Vice-Chairman, Institute for Development of South African Societies; 1992-2003, Chairman, Commission for Financing of International Committee; 2000-01, Senior Representative, South Africa; since 2002, Chairman, Red Crescent Donor Forum Coordinating Group; 2003-08, Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, led response to large scale disasters; instrumental in adoption of additional Red Crystal emblem; 2006, Chair, SCHR.