Henri Zuber elected Vice-President Programme


Statement of Policy

I submit my candidacy to the position of Vice-president for the Programme. Having been active within ICA for the past 10 years through the activities of Section of professional associations, I propose to capitalize on this experience to the benefit of the professional Programme.

My opinion is that IA plays a major role in the sharing of professional experiences and practices and that the Programme Commission contributes, thanks to its evaluation of projects and allocation of resources, as one of the major pillars of the organization. On the basis of the excellent tool put together by the present team, it seems necessary to develop and refine the ongoing actions and include always more all members., and encourage non-members

The recent streaming of projects under 4 programmes seems an excellent way to improve the efficiency of ICA's contribution. My objective is to associate all branches and sections in the submission of projects. In order to move further, I am favorable to the "champions" system for each programme and hope to deve lop it by creating experts groups for the main fields of the archival profession.

I am very much looking forward to participating, through ICA, in the evolution of the archival profession, both at the international and national level.

Henri Zuber



Henri ZUBER was born in 1958

He lives and works in Paris. He is married and the father of two sons.

After completing his studies at the Ecole des Chartes, he worked in the following positions : conservateur at the direction des Archives de France (1984-1987), at the Archives of Foreign Affairs. He then created and headed the Archives service of RATP, the Parisian transport authority (1990-1997 and 2000-2004). He was also in charge of the reading rooms at the Archives nationales, Paris (1997-2000), as well as head of the Archives of the Ministry of Justice (2004-2006). Since 2006, he has been the head of the Archives and Documantation service of SNCF, the French state-owned railway company.

He has been active within the French professional association, l'Association des archivistes français (AAF)  for 3 decades. He presided the Section for business archives (2001-2004), before being elected as president of AAF for the period 2004-2007.

Shortly in charge of organizing the 1988 Congress, he has been engaged in ICA activities since the beginning of his career. His full involvement dates back to 2001, when he started representing the AAF on the Steering committee of the Section for Professional associations (SPA). Since 2009, he has been SPA president and sits on the Executive board of ICA as Vice-president for associations.


Henri was supported by

the Association of French Archivists

the Association of Chilean Archivists

Karel Velle (National Archivist of Belgium)

Didier Bondue (Chair of the Section on Business and Labour Archives).