PARIS, May 21, 2015 – The Board of Directors at FXB France, a non-governmental organization that has been fighting extreme poverty around the world since 1991, met with FXB founder and honorary president Albina du Boisrouvray, on May 21, 2015, to announce Charlotte Casiraghi, Stanislas Pottier and Pierre Schapira as the latest additions to the Board of Directors. Under the chairmanship of Anne Lauvergeon, the new members will serve for the next three years.
“We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Casiraghi, Stanislas Pottier and Pierre Schapira to our Board of Directors. Their diversity of experience and cross-disciplinary skills will be a wonderful asset for FXB and our fight to eliminate extreme poverty.” said Lauvergeon
The FXB France Board of Directors, which now includes 14 members total, also examined activities from 2014 and reaffirmed its commitment to serving children and, communities, as well as sustainably conquering extreme poverty.
“With the expiration of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the upcoming implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, the need for new thinking on extreme poverty is more urgent than ever,” said du Boisrouvray. “In contrast to other organizations, FXB is not a charity organization or a micro-credit actor. Since 1991, FXB has been investing in a holistic way, through its FXBVillage program, to meet the needs of families living at a level of poverty that very few organizations can address for the long term. I thank the entire Board of Directors for its past and future commitment in helping us accomplish this shared mission.”
Charlotte Casiraghi was born in 1986 in Monte-Carlo. In 2009, she co-founded the fashion and ecology magazine “Ever Manifesto” after having penned several articles dedicated to art and fashion.
In 2012, she founded the audio-visual production company “Swoon Productions” in Monaco. In 2015, she became President of the “Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco” (ARPM) public interest group, which promotes philosophical reflection, organizes seminars and symposiums and awards the Monegasque prize for philosophy.
As a show jumping horsewoman, she has participated in and won prestigious international equestrian championships in Paris, Monte-Carlo, Vienna, London, Abu Dhabi, Cannes, Dinard, Chantilly, Fontainebleau and Bordeaux. In addition to her role as honorary president of Jumping de Monte-Carlo that she has held since 2010, she is an active member of the Global Champions Tour, an international equestrian circuit.
Casiraghi also serves as ambassador for several prestigious fashion houses including Gucci since 2010, Cartier from 2011 to 2013 and Montblanc since 2014.
After obtaining a literary Baccalaureate with Very Good distinction in 2004, she also took the literary and humanity preparatory classes at the prestigious Lycée Fénelon in Paris and then obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Université Paris IV – Sorbonne.
Stanislas Pottier began his career in 1994 at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in the Department of External Economic Relations.
In 1998 he joined the World Bank in Washington, D.C. as an economist.
In 2000, Pottier returned to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry and held several positions at the General Directorate of the Treasury. He was in charge of public aid for development and public guarantees for exterior commerce, and he presided over the External Trade Guarantees and Credit Committee from 2002 to 2005.
He became deputy director in 2005 and, chief of staff for Christine Lagarde, the delegated Minister for External Commerce, in 2006 while simultaneously serving as technical advisor and deputy director for Thierry Breton, Minister of the Economy and Finance. From 2007 to 2009, he was special advisor to Christine Lagarde, who became Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment.
Between 2009 and 2011, he became special advisor to Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister and Ambassador for international negotiations on the Arctic and Antarctic.
Since 2011, Pottier has been the director for sustainable development at Crédit Agricole SA.
Born in 1966, Stanislas Pottier holds a diploma from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and is a former student at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Pierre Schapira is a dental surgeon by profession. He was a project leader in Lionel Jospin’s cabinet at the Ministry for National Education from 1988 to 1992. A member of both the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) in charge of social issues (1993-2004) and, the Economic and Social Advisory, for which he served as Vice President from 1999 to 2004. He also served as a European deputy from 2004 to 2009 and since 2001, he has been a member of the Maison de l’Europe Board of Directors.
A Paris advisor since 1995, Schapira was deputy mayor of Paris under Bertrand Delanoë in charge of international relations, European and francophone affairs (2001-2014) and deputy mayor of the 2nd district in Paris. He was in charge of commerce, artisans and independent professions (2001-2008).
He was also Administrator at the Théâtre du Châtelet (2001-2014) and the Institut Français (2010-2014).
After nomination in December 2014 by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, Schapira was named President of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About FXB International
FXB International was founded in 1989 by Albina du Boisrouvray in honor of her only son, François-Xavier Bagnoud, who died tragically at the age of 24 in a helicopter accident during a rescue mission in Mali. After his death, his mother decided to honor his memory and carry on the values of generosity and compassion that guided her son’s life by also seeking to help others, particularly the poorest people on the planet.
In 1991, FXB International started the FXBVillage program with the objective of changing the way humanitarian aid was administered so it would have a sustainable impact and would allow vulnerable populations and communities to meet their own needs over the long-term. The FXBVillage program is a comprehensive approach that aims to eradicate poverty by simultaneously addressing the five drivers of extreme poverty – health, housing, education, nutrition and income. The main innovation in this approach lies in income, or economic capacity. In fact, because of the start-up capital donated to participants (rather than borrowed), at the start of the program to set up income generating activity, over time, families in extreme poverty income that is sufficient to fight against the other poverty drivers and enough to support their needs at the end of the FXBVillage program.
FXB International has enabled the creation of more than 162 FXBVillages in eight countries: Burundi, China, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Rwanda, Thailand and Uganda.
As of today, teh FXBVillage model has lifted more than 81,000 people from extreme poverty to self-sufficiency. We estimate that 17 million adults and children have benefited from the presence of FXB in 20 countries thanks to its intervention in the field of poverty eradication, sustainable development in communities, infrastructure rehabilitation, education, prevention, awareness and access to water and sanitation.