To ensure a consistently high standard of operational and financial management, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation can count on its team of highly qualified professionals. With experience in civil society and the private sector, these experts contribute their wide-ranging knowledge and skills, thereby guaranteeing the foundation’s independence to donors, beneficiaries and financial institutions. They engage with the Foundation as members of the following divisions.

Board of Trustees

The nine members of the Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall supervision of the Foundation’s activities and meet at least four times a year. In late 2014, the Board adopted a Governance Charter that guarantees the transparency and professionalism of the Foundation with regard to the individuals and institutions it works with and serves.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises and assists the Board in its supervisory role on all matters relating to its investment policies, investment processes and asset allocation. It ensures these are in line with the Foundation’s mission and aims, both in terms of the Foundation’s own capital and the funds it manages.

Management Team

A small team is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Foundation, ensuring it is run as efficiently as possible. Members of the Board share their expertise with the management team on a daily basis.

Bernard Vischer Bernard Vischer Board Vice Chairman
Etienne Eichenberger Etienne Eichenberger Board Chairman
Xavier Isaac Xavier Isaac Board Treasurer
Anne-Cathrine Frogg Anne-Cathrine Frogg Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee
Didier Cherpitel Didier Cherpitel Board Member
Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio Board Member
François Marti François Marti Board Member
Laurent Douek Laurent Douek Board Member
Maurice Machenbaum Maurice Machenbaum Board Member
Coralie Leresche Coralie Leresche External Member of the Finance Committee
Dominique Goy Dominique Goy External Member of the Finance Committee
Sabrina Grassi Sabrina Grassi Director General
Laurent Hostettler Laurent Hostettler Director of Finance and Administration ad interim
Lucile Bula Lucile Bula Operations Manager
Aïssata Traoré Aïssata Traoré Project Administrator
Marc Salzmann Marc Salzmann Project Administrator
Marie Dolla Marie Dolla Project Administrator
Sonia Perrenoud Sonia Perrenoud Project Administrator
Constance Chaix Constance Chaix Communications Officer
Marion Aberlé Marion Aberlé Administrative Coordinator