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President

The President of the Organization heads the Executive Committee and is elected by the General Assembly for a period of four years. INTERPOL's Constitution requires that the President:

  • Preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;
  • Ensure that the activities of the Organization are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
  • Maintain, as far as possible, direct and constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization.

Current President

INTERPOL’s current President is  Mrs Mireille Ballestrazzi, elected at the 81st INTERPOL General Assembly held in Rome in November 2012. Mrs Ballestrazzi will serve as President until 2016.

Former Presidents (1964-2012)

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2008-2012
Khoo Boon Hui
Singapore
Selebi
2004-2008
Jackie Selebi
South Africa
Espigares
2000-2004
Jesús Espigares-Mira
Spain
Toshi
1996-2000
Toshinori Kanemoto
Japan
Eriksson
1994-1996
Björn Eriksson
Sweden
Inkster
1992-1994
Norman D. Inkster
Canada
Barbot
1988-1992
Ivan Barbot
France
Simpson
1984-1988
John R. Simpson
USA
Bugarin
1980-1984
Jolly R. Bugarin
The Philippines
Persson
1976-1980
Carl. G. Persson
Sweden
Higgitt
1972-1976
William Léonard Higgitt
Canada
Dickopf
1968-1972
Paul Dickopf
FRG
Fransenn
1964-1968
Firmin Franssen
Belgium

Former Presidents (1923-1964)

Jarva
1963-1964
Fjalar Jarva
Finland
Jackson
1960-1963
Sir Richard L. Jackson
United Kingdom
Lourenco
1956-1960
Agostinho Lourenco
Portugal
Louwage
1946-1956
Florent Louwage
Belgium
Ernst-Kaltenbrunner
1943-1945
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Austria
Arthur-Nebe
1942-1943
Arthur Nebe
Germany
Heydrich
1940-1942
Reinhard Heydrich
Germany
Otto-Steinhausl
1938-1940
Otto Steinhäusl
Austria
Michael-Skubl
1935-1938
Michael Skubl
Austria
NA
1934-1935
Eugen Seydel
Austria
Franz-Brandl--
1932-1934
Franz Brandl
Austria
Schober
1923-1932
Johan Schober
Austria