Governance & Team

Geneva Call is registered as a foundation under Swiss law. The headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland, where a diverse team of highly motivated individuals offers the necessary support to the operations carried out on the ground. Here is an overview of Geneva Call’s governing structure

Board of Trustees

Geneva Call’s Board of Trustees is the organization’s highest governance body, in charge of setting the main strategic objectives and priorities to help Geneva Call fulfil the mission of improving the protection of civilians during armed conflicts. Board members meet at least four times per year and conduct work through specific sub-committees on an ad hoc basis.
Jean Keller

Jean Keller

Chair

Jean Keller currently serves as the CEO of Quaero Capital following his successful tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of 3A (Alternative Asset Advisors) and of LODH Assets Management LTD. He is the Chair of the board of Geneva Call, administrator of Alias Partners, a financial company, and vice-chair and treasurer of the Martin Bodmer Foundation.

Doris Pfister

Doris Pfister

Vice-Chair

Doris Pfister devoted a significant period of her career working for the International Committee of the Red Cross as a Delegate in a number of field missions, and subsequently took on various managerial roles, including Director of Resources and Operational Support. She currently serves as a vice-chair of the board of Geneva Call and is a board member of the Hirondelle Foundation.

Lorella Bertani

Vice-Chair

Lorella Bertani is a highly accomplished lawyer renowned for her expertise in advocating for victims of sexual and physical violence. She is a vice-chair of the board of Geneva Call, president of the Fondation d’art dramatique of Geneva, president of the board of the Caisse de prêts sur gages, member of the Barreau Commission of Geneva, and deputy judge of the Criminal Court of Geneva.

Hans Isler

Hans Isler

Treasurer

Hans Isler brings a wealth of experience as a former ICRC Delegate and auditor at Arthur Andersen Switzerland and EY. He is currently the treasurer of the board of Geneva Call, a member of the supervisory body of Pictet Group, vice-president of Banque Pictet & Cie SA, vice-president of the board of Banque du Léman SA, president of the board of Valcourt SA, a member of the board of MKS Pamp SA, of MMTC PAMP India pvt. Ltd, of Goldavenue SA, and of the Fondation Audemars Piguet pour le bien commun. Hans Isler is also an esteemed member of the Financial Commission of Doctors without Borders (MSF) Switzerland and is set to join the board of Bank Pictet & Cie (Asia) Ltd in August 2023.

Gloria Gaggioli

Board Member

Prof. Gloria Gaggioli is a distinguished international lawyer specializing in international humanitarian law and international human rights law. She is the Director of the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and human rights and an international law professor at the University of Geneva. She has an extensive background in research and teaching at prestigious universities in Switzerland, France, Denmark, Sweden, and the US. Prof. Gaggioli has served as a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where she is now part of the editorial committee of the International Review. She is a member of the board of Geneva Call.

Christoph Harnsich

Christoph Harnisch

Board Member

Christoph Harnisch is a seasoned humanitarian professional with extensive experience working with the ICRC, holding various senior positions. For his invaluable contributions to the work of the ICRC in the framework of the Colombia Peace Process, he was decorated with the “Gran Cruz” of the Order of San Carlos of the Republic of Colombia. Christoph Harnisch is a member of the board of Geneva Call.

Karine Beyersdorf-Zimeray

Karine Beyersdorf-Zimeray

Board Member

Karine Beyersdorf-Zimeray is a recognized expert in communications and institutional relations, with extensive experience in top management roles at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) and at Prisma Media. In 2008 she established KBZ Corporate, a renowned strategic communications and reputation firm based in Paris, and later expanded her influence with the establishment of KBZ International in Geneva in 2020. Karine Beyersdorf-Zimeray is a member of the board of Geneva Call.

Helen Durham

Board Member

Dr Helen Durham AO is a highly esteemed international lawyer, International Humanitarian Law and diplomacy expert. Throughout her distinguished career, she held pivotal roles within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the Director of the International Law and Policy Department at the ICRC. Helen Durham is a member of the board of Geneva Call and actively contributes to the Research Advisory Committee of the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).

Marc Briol

Board Member

Directorate & Leadership

The Directorate is Geneva Call’s executive body, responsible for implementing and overseeing institutional strategy and general objectives defined by the Board of Trustees. The Heads of Region and Heads of Unit also sit in Geneva and make sure that the necessary support is provided for the operations in the field to run smoothly.
Alain Délétroz

Alain Délétroz

Director General

Alain Délétroz has been serving as the Director General of Geneva Call since January 2018, bringing with him a longstanding experience of nearly three decades in conflict-stricken areas and politically tense contexts. Mr. Délétroz has extensive expertise in conflict assessment and resolution, democratic reforms, and humanitarian aid. He has worked on the ground in various regions, including Russia, North/South Caucasus, Central Asia, the Andean countries, and West Africa. Prior to his current role, Mr. Délétroz served as a Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy from 2014 to 2017 and as Vice-President of the International Crisis Group from 2002 to 2013. He was also Director of the Open Society Institute in Tashkent from 1998 to 2002 and a Delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Moscow from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Délétroz’s passion for humanitarian and development work began in Peru, where he focused on adult literacy and capacity building from 1986 to 1991.

Linda Ryan

Linda Ryan

Director of External Relations and Support Services
Atif Hameed

Atif Hameed

Director of Operations

Anila Hazizi

Head of Donor Relations
Alexandre Munafò

Alexandre Munafò

Head of Global Engagement
Marie Lequin

Marie Lequin

Head of Eurasia Region
Omar Ahmed Abenza

Omar Ahmed Abenza

Head of Africa Region

Vincent Tomassacci

Head of IT
Luana Eckhardt

Luana Eckhardt

Head of Human Resources
Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Head of Finance

Our Team

Geneva Call’s staff is the operational core of the organisation. Nowadays, Geneva Call counts approximately 250 staff members, the majority of whom works in situations of armed conflict and very often close to the front line. Our employees come from different countries and have very diverse backgrounds. However, they all have one thing in common: their strong motivation to ensure that civilian populations are always protected
Lali Naroushvili

Lali Naroushvili

Africa Operations Officer
Loredana Leonte

Loredana Leonte

Eurasia Support Officer

Hiba Mikhail

Policy Coordinator
Mariam Ismail

Mariam Ismail

MENA & LATAM Regional Operations Coordinator
Sandra Krähenmann

Sandra Krähenmann

Deputy Head of Policy, Research, and Legal

Chamaiporn (Kay) Siangyen

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor

Nada de Murashkin

Gender Advisor

Marie Lefèvre Saadoun

Children and Education in Emergencies Officer

Fedora Magnin

Administrative Officer

Alice De Baar

Travel & Procurement Coordinator

Marina Romanova

Communication Intern

Elias Pock

Global Engagement Fellow

Elisa Marzo Barrow

Donor Relations Coordinator
Ramla Allani

Ramla Allani

Donor Relations Coordinator
Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood

Deputy Head of Donor Relations
Catherine Calme

Catherine Calme

Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey

Payroll Coordinator

Yannick Itali

Human Resources Assistant

Nina Kubaneishvili

Human Resources Coordinator
Ernest Friday Benson

Ernest Friday Benson

Human Resources Coordinator
Lisa Lain

Lisa Lain

Deputy Head of Finance

Valeria Leao

Valeria Leao

Africa Regional Financial Controller

Thiphaine Meyer

Africa Regional Financial Controller Assistant
Yazid Onnough

Yazid Ounnough

Eurasia Regional Financial Controller
Zeina Atallah

Zeina Atallah

MENA & LATAM Regional Financial Controller
Esra Saylan

Esra Saylan

Finance Assistant
Arz Alam

Arz Alam

Country Director DRC
Declerck Baibika Musoka

Declerck Baibika Musoka

Program Coordinator DRC
Christopher Kidner

Christopher Kidner

Country Director Syria
Saad Rustem

Saad Rustem

Program Coordinator Syria
David Mariano

David Mariano

Country Director Ukraine
Marie-Albane Marechal

Marie-Albane Marechal

Head of Program Afghanistan
Fahad Abbasi

Fahad Abbasi

Country Director Afghanistan
Mohammed Abza

Mohammed Abza

Project Officer Libya

Moussa Ag Waerzaren

Program Coordinator Burkina Faso
Pishkafti Shokri

Pishkafti Shokri

Project Coordinator Iraq

Abdoul Kader Mogotiany Dao

Support Officer Burkina Faso

Nabeel Shahzad

Head of Support Services Sudan

Ajith Isaiah Majok

Support Coordinator South Sudan

Fadi Alvan

Support Coordinator Syria

Paques Mukanire Izuba

Support Officer DRC

Reuben Ambicha

Head of Support Services Afghanistan

Hauraz Raoof

Admin & Finance Coordinator Iraq

Amira Elhaj

Human Resources Officer Sudan

Hamid Mehmood

Support Coordinator Yemen

Mohamed Alshafe Younis

Head of Programmes Sudan

Ranjan Poudyal

Country Director South Sudan

Areva Paronjana

Consultant famine

Eunices Palacios

Regional Administration Officer Africa

Maude Ottenheimer De Gail

Intern Eurasia

Alex Virtanen

Country Director Philippines

Join us!

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