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 seven 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.

Didier Cherpitel Didier Cherpitel External member of the Finance Committee
Maida Cikaric Maida Cikaric Junior Project Coordinator
Laurent Douek Laurent Douek Board Member
Etienne Eichenberger Etienne Eichenberger Board Chairman
Anne-Cathrine Frogg Anne-Cathrine Frogg Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee
Dominique Goy Dominique Goy External Member of the Finance Committee
Sabrina Grassi Sabrina Grassi Director General
Laurent Hostettler Laurent Hostettler Finance Manager
Xavier Isaac Xavier Isaac Board Treasurer
Pauline Joiris Pauline Joiris Project Administrator
Martial Paris Martial Paris Board Member
Sonia Perrenoud Sonia Perrenoud Project Administrator
Olivier Ratel Olivier Ratel Director of Finance and Administration
Muriel Reboh Serero Muriel Reboh Serero Board Member
Margaux Thullen-Lefebvre Margaux Thullen-Lefebvre Project Administrator
Aïssata Traoré Aïssata Traoré Project Administrator
Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio Board Member
Bernard Vischer Bernard Vischer Board Vice Chairman
Lucile Yersin Lucile Yersin Director of Operations