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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