Executive Team


Valentine has been working in philanthropy since 2008. Her involvement started with the creation of the family foundation, an initiative of her father.

She firstly assumed the responsibility of member of the Board before taking up the function of director in 2012. 

From 2012 to 2017, Valentine has been active within Giving Women, a Swiss network of philanthropist women offering their time and skills to strengthen projects dedicated to the advancement of women.
In 2014, she became a consultant for other charitable foundations advising them on their strategy and communication. 

She happily joined If International Foundation in 2017 as this new commitment meets her aspirations to contribute to a more equitable and responsible world.


Foundation Board


Alexandre is the CEO of Rhone, an international group that provides clients with financial planning advice & support. Before joining Rhone, he went on to work for different financial services companies and prestigious law firms. Alexandre holds a number of positions with charitable institutions. He acts as a trustee for Founder’s Pledge and is active with Philanthropy Impact Geneva as well as a number of smaller private organisations. Alexandre is a qualified Swiss lawyer and tax expert.


Philippe is a registered European lawyer, member of the bars of Paris and Quebec.
He is a member of the Canadian panel of arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
He is affiliated to McGill University, assuming various roles and responsibilities:

  • member of the Faculty Advisory Board – Faculty of Law
  • founder and financial sponsor of the Philippe Lette Fellowships in Comparative Law
  • member of the Advisory Board (UK and Europe), McGill University.

 His involvements in the philanthropic and humanitarian areas are numerous: he is an active member and a supporter of organizations promoting human rights, fighting torture and preventing cruelty to animals.
He was also a founding member of “Le Kinkeliba”, an organization providing medical aid in West Africa.