LONG — BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
6 May 1968, Olivier Long took up his position as
Director-General of GATT. He succeeded Mr. Eric Wyndham
White who had been Director-General (formerly Executive
Secretary) since the General Agreement came into
operation in 1948.
Long, born at Petit-Veyrier, Geneva, 1915.
of Laws of the University of Paris and Doctor of
Political Science of the University of Geneva.
International Red Cross, Geneva.
Delegate of the International Red Cross in London.
Federal Political Department, Berne; then at the Swiss
Federal Division of Commerce, Berne.
Federal Council Delegate for Trade Agreements.
Head of the Swiss Delegation to the European Free Trade
Swiss Ambassador to the United Kingdom and to Malta.
Long was Professor at the Graduate Institute of
International Studies at Geneva. He was the author of
several books and articles on economic affairs and
Mr. Long passed away on 19 March 2003. He was married and had three