With its 500 staff, FXB brings together thought-leaders in the field of poverty eradication. Our people combine local skills and experience in Health, Development, Education and Human Rights to deliver our international programs.

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Christine Eggs

General Director FXB International (Geneva)

Christine Eggs is General Director of the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB International).

Having spent her entire working life dealing first-hand with development issues in Africa, Asia and South America, Christine is an expert in issues involving the care, support and protection of orphans and vulnerable children, as well as the development of fragile communities. Christine joined FXB International  in 1991 and has actively contributed to the development of FXB activities and the Community Development Program FXBVillage methodology throughout the world. Within FXB International, she is notably developing innovative partnerships relating to sustainable development.

Christine is a Board Member of FXB France and FXB Rwanda.

Laure Delouvrier

Director FXB France

Laure Delouvrier joined FXB in 2014 and is currently Director of FXB France.

She is actively involved in fundraising, working with institutional organisations, corporate foundations and private donors. In this capacity, Laure arranges partnerships with funders, organizes a range of events and is in close contact with the media. Her goal is for FXB to grow its resources each year, and with them its ability to finance local programs.

Silvana Paternostro

Executive Director FXB USA

Silvana Paternostro is part of the group of family and friends, who helped Albina du Boisrouvray begin her work in memory of her son. Born in Colombia, Silvana Paternostro helped create FXB initiatives in Brazil, Uruguay and in her native Colombia. Her involvement with the initial stages of FXB is essential for helping the organization move into its next 27 years.

Silvana Paternostro is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in women’s issues and has written extensively about Cuba, Central and South America, AIDS, and revolutionary movements. She is the author of In The Land of God and Man: A Latin Woman’s Journey and My Colombian War: Journey of The Country I Left Behind. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review among other publications.

Silvana Paternostro has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Gonçalo Ribeiro

Director of Finance & Administration (Geneva)

Gonçalo Ribeiro, Director of Finance and Administration, joined FXB in March 2009.

Of Portuguese nationality, Mr. Ribeiro studied in Portugal and complimented his MASTER degree with post-graduate studies in Paris and Belgium. He speaks Portuguese, French, English and Spanish.

Aline Albasini

Philanthropy and Partnership Manager (Geneva)

Aline holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, during which she focused on International Human Rights Law and Economics of International Development.  She also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Communication. Aline joined the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud as an intern in 2009 with a first focus on communication. She was then quickly involved in almost all facets of FXB; including fundraising, donors’ and partners’ relationships and program’s implementation. Aline has gained extensive experience in the community development, education, health access and child/women protection sectors through her work within FXB and in collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders like NGOs, corporate foundations and government agencies.

Sacha Jeanneret

Program Performance and Innovation Manager (Geneva)

Sacha started working for FXB during his civil service in 2013, and first focused on best practices regarding Income Generating Activities in FXB’s programs.

He was then quickly made responsible for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes of the FXB programs, with a specific focus on final evaluations. In addition to the M&E, Sacha also works on project proposals, multidimentional poverty analysis, performance reporting, and program development.

He holds a Master’s degree in Ethics and Economics from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Emmanuel Tronc

Senior Advisor ( Geneva)

Emmanuel Tronc joined FXB in June 2016 as a Senior Advisor. He brings extensive experience in conflict settings, medical and humanitarian emergency response, and networking and dialogue with State and non-State actors. Prior to FXB, Emmanuel worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 1997 to 2016 as Head of Mission in several countries, including Liberia, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo and extensively in Afghanistan. In 2004, he joined MSF’s International Office as a Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Coordinator and represented MSF among major actors in the evolving aid system.

Emmanuel is a trained economist and holds graduate degrees in economics and political science.

Karina Weinstein

Program Director FXB USA

Karina joined FXB in 2015.

Previously, she was a Program Associate at the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., where she provided capacity-building services to Junior Leagues to strengthen their community impact programs. From 2008 to 2012, she lived in Mexico and held leadership positions in diverse social change organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty. Karina holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. She is an alumnus of the We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship and a Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations BluePrint Fellowship.

 


Bruce Li

Country Director FXB China

Bruce grew up in China and is also a fluent English-speaker. He started working for FXB in 2006 and became Director of FXB China in 2009. Bruce is in charge of all FXB projects developed in China and is the main contact person for FXB in the country.

Under his leadership, FXB China has made remarkable progress. In 2013, the FXBVillage methodology was recognized as one of the best community programs for the development of the Yi Community, receiving the “Special Award for Contribution to the Community Yi.” This ethnic group is marginalized and has a shocking rate of poverty and illiteracy, especially among women.

 

Mamta Borgoyary

Country Director FXB India

Mamta grew up in the Jharkhand region of India and has worked with FXB since 2010.

FXB India Suraksha works in about fifteen states and territories of the Indian Union, providing concrete assistance to women, children and disadvantaged communities in order to reduce their vulnerability in terms of poverty, health, education and protection.

Mamta has an MPhil degree in agriculture economics and has worked extensively in the areas of rural livelihoods, socio-economic and policy research and several monitoring and evaluation programs across India, Vietnam and Nepal.

 

Cho Cho Mar Kyaw

Country Director FXB Myanmar

Cho Cho joined FXB in February, 2016 as Country Director of FXB Myanmar.

Previously, she started with FXB Myanmar in 2013 as a care and support program team leader to PLHIV. She has 20 years of experience in humanitarian action, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and social development as Program Manager, Program Coordinator in government sector, local NGOs and international NGOs. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of medicine and surgery and a Master’s Degree of Public Health from the University of Medicine, Myanmar. She also completed a Master’s Degree of Development Studies from the Institutes of Economic and a Post-graduate degree of Social Work in Yangon University. Cho Cho also holds several certificates in Leadership and program management as well as Management of HIV from the Department of Global Health, University of Washington. She is also involved in workshops on Gender Equality, Policy Development for Women Empowerment and technical working group committee of anti-trafficking and child labor protection.

Cécile Lavergne

Country Director FXB Colombia

Originally from France, Cécile has been working in Colombia for 10 years in social development and humanitarian action. She joined FXB in June 2015 as a Country Director for Colombia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Aix, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Aix and a Master in Humanitarian Action and International Humanitarian Law (NOHA Network) of Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III, France. She is currently a Phd Candidate in Political Studies at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

She’s also a Consultant in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Pedagogy for Development, Violence Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Strategic planning, International Cooperation and Fundraising for several Colombian and International NGO’s.

Since May 2014, she has served as a Representative for French citizens who live in Latin America.

Damascene Ndayisaba

Director of Operations FXB Africa

Trained as a psychologist and educator, Damascene first worked as a Senior School Principal. Later, he carried out trainings in business management and in community well-being promotion. For the past twenty two years, he has been working with FXB in Rwanda, initially as Social and Administrative Manager, and later as Country Director.

Having acquired important expertise in the socio-economic and cultural dynamics of African great lakes communities, he substantially contributed in designing the FXB comprehensive program of support targeting orphans, vulnerable children and destitute families affected by HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, that he later developed in Uganda, Burundi and DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Under his leadership, FXB was awarded a first grant from US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) to launch 20 new Community Development Programs FXBVillages in Rwanda and Uganda, as well as a second grant to launch 14 other programs in 2012.

 

Stevie Megens

Country Director FXB South Africa

Stevie (short for Stephanie) started with FXB in South Africa in 2000 and has been a Country Director since 2008. Stevie leads the staff in the Johannesburg After-School Life Skills Program and the Vocational Training Program, assisting with research on subjects covered in these programs.  She is also involved in youth workshops on HIV, AIDS and safer sex; preparation for job interviews; etiquette and in staying positive and motivated, and helps the Fundraising Officer with fundraising and proposals.

Under Stevie’s leadership, FXB South Africa launched the first FXB Vocational Training Program in Soweto and Alexandra townships (Johannesburg).

Stevie wrote a book for children dealing with death, called My Special Angel.

 

Erdenetuya Jambal

Program Manager FXB Mongolia

Erdenetuya Jambal (Tuya) grew up in the Dornogobi province, eastern of Mongolia, and started working for FXB in 2015.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Linguistics. She graduated from the Teacher’s University in 1999, Ulaanbaatar and worked as English and Mongolian Language teacher for 10 years at the school #1 of Sainshand, Dornogobi as well as the American school in Ulaanbaatar.

Emmanuel Habyarimana

Executive Director FXB Rwanda

Emmanuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and completed a MBA project Management. He has worked for 18 years with both international and local NGOs. He is currently the Program Director for FXB Rwanda and supervises FXB programs in Burundi and in the Republic Democratic of Congo.

Emmanuel is particularly skilled in program design, planning and management; monitoring and evaluation; partners’ capacity building and mobilisation.

 

Charles Mugabi Lubandi

Program Manager FXB Uganda

Charles Mugabi Lubandi is a qualified Social Scientist with over 14 years’ experience in managing community interventions in areas of sustainable livelihood development, sponsorship education, water, hygiene and sanitation, resource mobilization, among others.

Before rejoining FXB Uganda as Program Manager, Charles served as Grants Manager for Muteesa I Royal University, supporting institutional development through resource mobilization.  Charles also worked with Children of Uganda, a child centered organization, supporting the development of orphans and vulnerable children through education and social welfare services.

Before Children of Uganda, Charles served as Unit Manager for FXB Uganda, where he was responsible for the coordination of all project activities and program development, management and implementation. He was responsible for maintaining key strategic partnerships, coordinating the monitoring and evaluation processes, building the capacity of staff, and undertaking the managerial duties of the country field office.

Gisèle Ndereyimana

Head of Unit FXB Burundi

Gisèle completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical and Social Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Burundi in Bujumbura. Immediately after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in 2004, she became an NGO worker, specialized in prevention and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

Gisèle joined FXB in January 2008 as HIV and Psychosocial Support Officer. She has learned a lot from her work about community development, child protection and the empowerment of women, as well as the supervision of associations, NSAs (Non-State Actors) and CSOs (Civil Society Organizations). From 2011, Gisèle was promoted to the position of Head of Unit and represents FXB to the government and to other technical and financial partners in Burundi.