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Our governance

Founded in 1982, HI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with no political or religious affiliations. It forms a network (link to the network page) made up of a Federation, eight national associations, and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. Each of these ten legal entities is managed by its own dedicated board of trustees. 

 
Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Anowar is Rohingya. Amputated after a car accident, he has received a prosthesis thanks to the support of HI and is following rehabilitation sessions. Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Anowar is Rohingya. Amputated after a car accident, he has received a prosthesis thanks to the support of HI and is following rehabilitation sessions. Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Anowar is Rohingya. Amputated after a car accident, he has received a prosthesis thanks to the support of HI and is following rehabilitation sessions. Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Anowar is Rohingya. Amputated after a car accident, he has received a prosthesis thanks to the support of HI and is following rehabilitation sessions.

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Roles of the different entities within the network

The Federation is responsible for managing the international network and implementing our social missions in the countries where HI works.

The eight national associations are involved in the federal governance mechanisms, as well as in drawing up and monitoring federal strategy. They also have additional, distinct and complementary remits. On the one hand they support the Federation’s work to mobilise public opinion. On the other, they play a vital role in raising institutional and private funds to implement the shared social mission.

Finally, the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action is the guarantor of the ethical framework underpinning HI’s work.

 
 

The HI Federation bylaws

 

Management

Federal Management

 

Manuel Patrouillard

Global Managing Director

Florence Daunis

Deputy Managing Director - Operations

Céline Fayolle

Deputy Managing Director - Strategy and Development

Sylvain Ogier

Deputy Managing Director - Fundraising and Communication

Emmanuelle Weber 

General Secretary

Laurence Cusenier

Deputy Managing Director - Human Resources

 

National Associations Management

 

Erwin Telemans

Director Handicap International Benelux

Jérôme Bobin

Director Humanity & Inclusion Canada

Xavier Du Crest de Villeneuve

Director Handicap International France

Inez Kipfer Didavi

Director Handicap International Germany

Marco Kirschbaum

Director Handicap International Switzerland

Aleema Shivji

Director Humanity & Inclusion United Kingdom

Jeff Meer

Director Humanity & Inclusion United States

 

Institute Management

 

Under recruitment.

 

Boards of trustees

Federal Board of trustees

Jean-Noël Dargnies

Chairman

Pascal Pollet

Secretary

Eric Van De Kerkhove

Treasurer

Abdénour Aïn Seba

Lucie Bourgeois

Christian Fuchs

Susan Girois

Nidhi Goyal

Dominique Granjon

Maryvonne Lyazid

François Momboisse

Dagué Ndeye Gueye

Pascal Pollet

Bernard Poupon

Jean-Baptiste Richardier

Elise Saint-Aubin

 

Boards of trustees of the National Associations

Patrick Keusters

Chair of the Board of trustees HI Belgium
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Pierre Léonard

Chair of the Board of trustees HI Canada
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Claire Vaudray-Radisson

Chair of the Board of trustees HI France
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Cédric Kemayou

Chair of the Board of trustees HI Germany
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Pierre Delandmeter

Chair of the Board of trustees HI Luxembourg
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Christophe Wilhelm

Chair of the Board of trustees HI Switzerland
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Peter Burdin

Chair of the Board of trustees HI United Kingdom

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Nancy Kelly

Chair of the Board of trustees HI United States
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Board of trustees of the Insitute

Jean-Noël Dargnies

Chair of the Board of trustees

Abdenour Aïn Seba

Pierre Delandmeter

Minke De Smet

Bernard Poupon

Jean-Baptiste Richardier

Jean-Noël Sersiron

Jacques Tassi

Claire Vaudray-Radisson

Maryvonne Lyazid

 

 

 

 
 

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HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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