Executive Team

VALENTINE DEMOLE
Directrice

Valentine has been working in philanthropy since 2008. 

Her involvement started with the creation of the family foundation, an initiative of her father.

Before that and linked to her psychology studies (Bachelor of Psychology – Geneva University), she involved herself in various psychosocial projects in Switzerland and in South Africa.

From 2012 to 2017, Valentine has been active within the Giving Women association, 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 joined If International Foundation in 2017 as this new responsability meets her aspirations to contribute to a more equitable and responsible world.

Valentine is the mother of 3 children.

  

Elianna Sabbag Moquette
Deputy Director

Elianna is a professional philanthropist dedicated to gender equality, social and environmental justice. She has lived, worked, and studied on 4 continents and holds degrees in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (McGill), and Law (Kent).

After supporting a number of grassroots organisations in India, she joined the Aga Khan Foundation where she oversaw the design and implementation of a market development programme in East Africa, honing her skills in systemic change methodologies and financial resilience programmes. 

Her commitment to sustainability lead her to support start up social businesses working in Europe and beyond. 

She is an active member of the executive committee of the Giving Women Association.

Elianna has a deep love for dancing and is the mother of three girls.

She joined If International Foundation in March 2018.

 

Nina Ingenkamp
Technical Advisor & Portfolio Manager

Holding degrees in political science, public financial management and adult education, Nina has more than twelve years’ experience in international development.

Having worked for organisations such as Oxfam, Unicef and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, she has specialised in monitoring and evaluation, in particular in public health.

Her last involvement was with Camarada, a Swiss NGO, where she helped migrant women enter the Geneva labour market. A passionate advocate for equality, she is looking forward to continuing her commitment to serving populations in need as Programme Manager of IF International Foundation.

In her free time, you can find her sailing on lake Geneva or running after her two children (although the latter seems to take place a lot more frequently).

She joined our team in October 2019.

 

 

Foundation Board

ALEXANDRE SEMBOGLOU

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 LETTE

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.