Executive Team

VALENTINE DEMOLE
Director

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.

 

 

celine morgan 
Programme Manager

Céline joined IF International Foundation in September 2022. Previously, she worked at Geneva Call, engaging armed non-State actors on international humanitarian norms as a programme manager for Syria, and later overseeing the organisation’s operations in Africa (DRC, Libya, Mali, South Sudan). She managed the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs human security programme in Lebanon and the Middle East region from 2013 to 2015, and implemented projects to strengthen Yemeni civil society in 2011-2013, with the consulting company Pursue Ltd. Prior to that, she worked with swisspeace on impact analysis and gender dimensions of international peacebuilding and aid. 

She holds a master’s degree in Islamic and Middle East Studies, Modern History and French Literature from the University of Bern, and is a trained mediator. 

 

NATHALIE JAIME-BOURNE 
Administrative Assistant

Nathalie holds a Master in hospitality management and has more than 10 years of experiences in administrative and financial support to international companies.

She started to work in philanthropy in 2012 by joining the Trafigura Foundation. She supported the team in the implementation of their mission to improve the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable communities. Then she worked for WILPF.  

Nathalie is happy to join IF International Foundation in May 2022 and to continue serving the more vulnerable.

Nathalie is an active mum of 3 children.

 

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.

 

VICTOR ARGAND

Victor is a qualified Swiss lawyer who also worked in a prestigious UK law firm before settling in Geneva. He advises various families in the fields of financial and estate planning as well as in the field of philanthropy. He is also an active Committee member of the Geneva Young Bar Association. Victor lived in Brazil for a year before travelling around the world for half a year. His experiences abroad developed his eagerness to actively engage in the fight against poor education, poverty and bad health, which are in line with the If International Foundation’s aims.