Michael Møller

AIEI Board of Advisors; Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Michael Møller is the chairman of the Diplomacy Forum at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator, as well as senior adviser at Macro Advisory Partners.

He spent 40 years as an international civil servant in the United Nations. Møller began his career in 1979 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked for the United Nations in different capacities in New York, Mexico, Iran, Haiti, Cyprus, and Geneva. From 1995 to 1997, he served as senior political advisor to the director-general of UNOG. Between 1997 and 2001, he was head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at United Nations headquarters; between 2001 and 2006 he was director for political, peacekeeping, and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General, while serving concurrently as deputy chef de cabinet of the secretary-general for the last two years of that period.

Møller also served as the secretary-general's special representative for Cyprus from 2006 to 2008 and was the executive director of the Kofi Annan Foundation from 2008 to 2011. In recognition of his efforts to deepen public understanding of the vital role played by the United Nations and its partners in Geneva, he received a series of awards from the City of Geneva, the Union Suisse des Attachés de Presse, and most recently, the Fondation pour Genève. Møller was also awarded the Bourgeoisie d’Honneur de Genève by the Republic and Canton of Geneva in 2020.

He earned a Master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.