Jean-Luc Vez led the World Economic Forum’s battle against cybercrime, engaging the highest levels of the global law enforcement, intelligence and business communities in public-private efforts to establish new norms, protocols and institutions. The Forum’s Global Centre for Cybersecurity, to be launched at the Annual Meeting 2018, will be an enduring legacy to his insight, network and commitment as a lifelong law enforcement professional.

During his time at the Forum, Jean-Luc led the Forum’s cybercrime policy work, spearheading the Cybercrime Project in 2015, and developing the Recommendations for Public-Private Partnership (2016) and the Guidance on Public-Private Information Sharing against Cybercrime (2017). This work received the highest level endorsement from international law enforcement institutions including Interpol, Europol, Eurojust, the US Department of Justice and numerous Forum Partners.

Jean-Luc brought to the Forum many decades of law enforcement experience, most recently as General-Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Police, responsible for Swiss internal intelligence, the Federal Criminal Police, Federal Security Service and International Police Cooperation. As Head of Security Policy and Security Affairs, Jean-Luc provided the Forum with a deep understanding of modern, proactive security concepts, and led the reorganization of institutional security to face today’s threats.

He will be remembered for his commitment, intellect, warmth, and humour.