PERSBO Andreas

Mr. Andreas Persbo was appointed Executive Director in February 2010 by the Board of Trustees at the 2010 Annual General Meeting. He specializes in nuclear arms control. This includes work on confidence-building measures between States and the verification of nuclear disarmament. Mr. Persbo is also responsible for maintaining the organization's watching brief on issues relating to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and International Atomic Energy (IAEA) safeguards. He also monitors the development of verification mechanisms for the proposed Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT). In addition, he acts as the chief liaison to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization in respect to national implementation of nuclear arms control agreements.

Formerly a legal practitioner and a consultant with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), Mr. Persbo has been with VERTIC since 2004. He is a member of the International Law Association and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.