Foundation Board and Support

The FIFDH is a foundation steered by a Board of minimum five members tasked with determining the Festival’s strategy and supervising its future developments. Two circles and a thematic committee also ensure the Festival’s existence.

Foundation board


Yves Daccord Executive Chairman of the Edgelands Institut


Antonella Notari Vischer  Entrepreneur


Sonia Franquet


Sébastien Eisinger  Managing Partner of the Groupe Pictet and co-head of the Pictet Asset Management


Dr. Shirin Heidari  Researcher at the Gender Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute, specialising in sexual and reproductive rights and gender issues
Rachel M’Bon Journalist and filmmaker, founder of the NWAR association
Karine Tissot Art historian, curator and art critic
Josiane Tistounet Expert in Finance and Management
Frédéric Maendly Financial expert and head of business development at K2 Integrity Switzerland
Vincent Pfammatter Attorney-at-law, Partner at sigma legal SA
Cyril Troyanov  Lawyer and Partner at Eversheds Sutherland

Honorary President

Leo Kaneman  Founder of the Festival


FIFDH Patronage Circle

Ms and Mr Antonie and Philippe Bertherat
Ms Audrey-Anne Paquin and Mr Yann Borgstedt
Ms and Mr Jasmine and Arthur Caye
Ms Valentine Demole 
Mr Thierry Lombard
Ms and Mr Atalanti and Michael Moquette
Mr Ivan Pictet
Ms Mia Rigo Saitta
Mr Luc Thevenoz
Ms Karin Sinniger

FIFDH Ambassadors Circle

Marietta Budiner
Jasmine Caye
Lillian Chavan
Xenya Cherny Scanlon
Andrew Cohen
Patrick Fuchs
Marie-Thérèse Julita
Alia Chaker Mangeat
Atalanti Moquette
Elisabeth Pfund
Christian Pirker
Carmen Queisser de Stockalper
Della Tamari
Roberta Ventura