Internal organisation

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the supreme authority; it answers only to the Swiss supervisory board for foundations. The Board guarantees implementation of the foundation’s statutes and manages its fortune. In particular, it guarantees that the foundation continues to seek its initial goal and allocates assets accordingly.

The Board of Trustees fixes the foundation’s objectives and sets the guidelines. It designates a Management Board from amongst its members and appoints a director.

It decides on the annual amount to be taken from the patrimony and used to implement the foundation’s objectives.

The Board of Trustees is currently composed of eight active and nine honorary members.

>> List of members

  • Christian Mouchet
    President
  • Bruno Descroix
    Vice-President
  • Benoît Frund
    Active member
  • Suzanne Humberset
    Active member
  • Markus Lüthi
    Active member
  • Henri Poizat
    Active member
  • Jean Richard
    Active member
  • Frédérique Rigal
    Active member
  • Françoise Astier
    Honorary member
  • Paulette Calame
    Honorary member
  • Pierre Calame
    Honorary president
  • Maurice Cosandey
    Honorary member
  • Yves de Bretagne
    Honorary member
  • Jean Fischer
    Honorary member
  • André Talmant
    Honorary member
  • Danièle Talmant
    Honorary member
  • Joseph Tarradellas
    Honorary member

The Management Board

The Management Board, composed entirely of members of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for managing the patrimony. This group informs the Board of Trustees on the current state of the patrimony and any changes that have occurred, and it suggests new investments. Each year the Management Board presents the foundation’s financial accounts for approval.

>> List of members of the Management Board

  • Benoît Frund
  • Christian Mouchet
  • Henri Poizat

The Foundation Team

The foundation’s team, under the responsibility of the Director appointed by the Board of Trustees, implements the policy determined by this Board. The team is currently made up of 13 people based in Paris and Lausanne.

>> Team members

In Paris
  • Matthieu Calame
    Director
  • Juliette Decoster
    Programmes officer
  • Annie Gogat
    Accountant
  • Hamid Hamis
    Accountant
  • Françoise Macé
    Programmes officer
  • Jocelyne Massal
    Logistics assistant and receptionist
  • Claudia Neubauer
    Programmes officer
  • Chantal Planché
    Executive assistant
  • Naïma Sayah
    Administrative assistant
  • Inga Wachsmann
    Programmes officer
  • Djamila Zemmari
    Administrative assistant

In Lausanne

  • Louca Lerch
    Programmes officer
  • Nicolas Krausz
    Programmes officer