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
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 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 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 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 GaggioliBoard 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 HarnischBoard 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.
François TissotBoard Member
François Tissot has been a top executive in several luxury sector companies. He currently serves as a board member of Geneva Call, Fourgood SA, Grunderco Holding SA, Devillard Holding SA, and is a board member of Reds Ltd, Forms Ltd, Malinke Park Trading Ltd; companies based in Asia. Additionally, he holds the presidency of a Rotary Club in Geneva.
Karine Beyersdorf-ZimerayBoard 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 DurhamBoard 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).
Directorate & Leadership
Alain DélétrozDirector 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 RyanDirector of External Relations and Support Services
Atif HameedDirector of Operations
Anila HaziziHead of Donor Relations
Alexandre MunafòHead of Global Engagement
Christie J. EdwardsHead of Policy, Programmes, and Legal
Marie LequinHead of Eurasia Region
Omar Ahmed AbenzaHead of East Africa Region
Sara GamhaHead of Sahel Region
Vincent TomassacciHead of IT
Luana EckhardtHead of Human Resources
Michael FitzgeraldHead of Finance
Lali NaroushviliAfrica Operations Officer
Loredana LeonteEurasia Support Officer
Raffaella CollettiEurasia Program Officer
Hiba MikhailMENA & LATAM Regional Legal and Policy Coordinator
Mariam IsmailMENA & LATAM Regional Operations Coordinator
Sandra KrähenmannDeputy Head of Policy, Programmes, and Legal
Chamaiporn (Kay) SiangyenMonitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor
Marcela SaxlundExecutive Officer
Fedora MagninAdministrative Officer
Jessica Vidales FerroEU Representative
Giulio VialettoGlobal Communications Officer
Elisa Marzo BarrowDonor Relations Coordinator
Ramla AllaniDonor Relations Coordinator
Jonathan WoodDeputy Head of Donor Relations
Catherine CalmeTalent Acquisition Coordinator
Kathryn HarveyPayroll Coordinator
Yannick ItaliHuman Resources Assistant
Nina KubaneishviliHuman Resources Coordinator
Ernest Friday BensonHuman Resources Coordinator
Lisa LainDeputy Head of Finance
Valeria LeaoAfrica Regional Financial Controller
Yazid OnnoughEurasia Regional Financial Controller
Zeina AtallahMENA & LATAM Regional Financial Controller
Esra SaylanFinance Assistant
Arz AlamCountry Director DRC
Declerck Baibika MusokaProgram Coordinator DRC
Christopher KidnerCountry Director Syria
Saad RustemProgram Coordinator Syria
David MarianoCountry Director Ukraine
Séverine CourtiolCountry Director Colombia
Marie-Albane MarechalHead of Program Afghanistan
Fahad AbbasiCountry Director Afghanistan
Mohammed AbzaProject Officer Libya
Moussa Ag WaerzarenProgram Coordinator Burkina Faso
Pishkafti ShokriProject Coordinator Iraq
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