THE ICF'S PRESIDENT
A Sorbonne graduate, Bernard Margueritte joined le Monde in 1965, and was their Correspondent for Eastern Europe in Warsaw from 1966-1970. Expelled from Poland in 1971, he moved to Vienna. From 1975-1977 he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University. He returned to Warsaw in 1977 as a correspondent for French newspapers and radio. He was again at Harvard from 1993-1994 as Visiting Fellow at the Russian Research Center and the Center for Press and Politics. He is a frequent contributor to Polish television and newspapers.
His articles have appeared in le Monde, le Figaro and Politique Etrangere. He is co-author of books on Austria and Planification in Eastern Europe and author of a research paper The New Central Europe: the difficult birth of a free press, published by Harvard University (1995).
Bernard Margueritte became deputy president of the International Communications Forum in 1996 and President in 2001.
ICF has no paid staff. The following is a brief outline of the organisational structure.
Malgorzata Bonikowska – Eastern Europe
Sabina Inderjat - Asia
Rafael Marques - Africa
Natalya Skvortsova – Russia and CIS countries
Robert Webb – North America
Robin Williamson – Executive Director
Jean-Jacques Odier – Executive Secretary France
Hugh Nowell – Director ICF Ltd
Malgorzata Bonikowska - Chair, Poland Chapter
Sabina Inderjat - Chair, India Chapter
Magnus Linklater - Chair, United Kingdom Chapter
Robert Webb – Chair, United States Chapter