Friday, May 5, 2023

Bastian Giegerich Named as Next Director-General of IISS

Here is more from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS):

The Board of Trustees of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), chaired by Bill Emmott, is delighted to announce that following a global search it has appointed Dr Bastian Giegerich as the next Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS. Dr Giegerich will assume the role on 1 October 2023, in succession to Dr John Chipman CMG who will move to a newly created part-time post as Executive Chairman of the IISS.

Dr Bastian Giegerich has served as the Director of the Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) at the Institute since 2015. In this role he has overseen the rapid expansion of DMAP's research output and corporate advisory services, and the development of the Military Balance+ database. In 2021, alongside his DMAP role, Dr Giegerich served as Interim Executive Director of IISS-Europe to establish the new IISS office in Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 he held senior research and policy roles in the Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany. He is the author and editor of several IISS Adelphi books and IISS Strategic Dossiers and holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). He first joined the IISS in 2005 on a post-doctoral Fellowship funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, working on European security and defence matters.


IISS announced the search for a new director-general of the think tank in January 2023.