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Patron Royal

HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Patron royal

Board of Trustees

Each member has been chosen for his or her commitment to African progress and expertise in a field relevant to the Foundation’s work. All board posts are voluntary.

Jean-Yves Ollivier

Founding Chairman

Philippe Jonnart

Trustee, Treasurer

Martine Chayriguès


Kishore K. Sakhrani


Prof. François Tron


Olivier Armand


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board comprises a panel of leading personalities committed to mediation and negotiation, and international experts working in the Foundation’s fields of action. Their role, which is voluntary, is incompatible with political mandates.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria

Kgalema Motlanthe

Former President of South Africa

Dr Joyce Banda

Former President of Malawi

Kabiné Komara

Former Prime Minister of Guinea

Amama Mbabazi

Former Prime Minister of Uganda

Dr Nakedi Mathews Phosa

Former ANC member

Pär Stenbäck

Former Finnish Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs

Amara Essy

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire

Jan Kohout

Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic

Jean-Louis Bruguière

Former French judge specialised in the fight against terrorism

Ilmas Futehally

Co-founder and Managing Director, Strategic Foresight Group

Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein

Honorary Chairman, LGT Group Foundation

Dr Sundeep Waslekar

Chairman, Strategic Foresight Group

Najib Gouiaa

Chief Executive Officer at MediaCity Mauritius

Executive team

Based at the Foundation's headquarters in London, the executive team provides technical support to partners and assists the Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees.

Foulo Basse

Chief Executive

Ariane Allin

Chief Operating Officer

Mikaël Oliveira

Communications Manager

Ibrahima Diawadoh N'jim

Advisor to the Founding Chairman of the Brazzaville Foundation

Friends of the Foundation

Friends of Brazzaville Foundation provide technical, logistical, financial and relational support for the Foundation's activities. They can also get involved in current projects.

Sam Amsterdam

Chief Executive and Founder of Amsterdam Group

Richard Attias

Founder of Richard Attias & Associates

Jean-Christophe Bas

Founder and Chief Executive of The Global Compass

Younes Benakki

Secretary General of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Morocco

Dr Farid Bennis

President Chief Executive of Laprophan

Fatima Bennis

Driss Benomar

President of the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Géostratégiques "Atlantis" and President of the African think-tank association "The Casablanca Club".

Vincent Chabant

President of Arsenale Novissimo

Dr Jaromír Císař

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Bohemian Heritage Fund

Alexandra Cook

Neville Cook

Dr Barira Dan Nouhou

Director of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine, Ministry of Health, Niger

Dr Hawa Diakite

President of the Guinean Order of Pharmacists

Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria

Major General Marc Foucaud

Former commander of Operation Serval in Mali

Dr Aristide Afèignindou Gnassingbé

Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Togo to the United Nations in Geneva

Renée Harper

Founder and Chief Executive of the Kai Kai Group

H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale

Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations in New York and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of UNICEF

Ivor Ichikowitz

President of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation

Barbara James

Founder and Managing Director of Henshaw Capital Partners

Dr Michael Ledeen

American academic and political scientist

Rula Lenska

English-Polish actress

Jacques Moreillon

Former Chief Executive and member of the ICRC; former Secretary General ofOrganisation World Scout Movement; President of the Cordoba Forum, World Convivance Forum (2019)

Paul-Marie Nicoli

Jean-Paul Pigasse

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dépêches de Congo

Sir David Richmond

Former British diplomat and former Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation

Dowager Viscountess Rothermere

Philanthropist and patron of the arts

Michel Roussin

Prefect (H) and former French Minister for Cooperation

Oliver Scutt

Senior partner at Bates Wells and former Trustee of the Brazzaville Foundation

Herbert Simon

Pavel Smutný

Chairman, Bohemian Heritage Fund

Selena Souah

Founder and President of Revolution Air

Aude de Thuin

Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Women in Africa Initiative

General (2S) Dominique Trinquand

Director of External Relations, Marck Group

Pascale Vanneaux

Honorary Consul of Guinea

Nigel by N. Winser

Environmental consultant and co-organizer of the annual Oman Natural Heritage Conference

Olivier de Wismes