Our Team

  • Jean Claude Gandur

    President

  • Frédérique Lorenceau

    Board Member

  • Brian Anderson

    Board Member

  • Philippe Roch

    Board Member

  • Karin Jestin

    Board Member

  • David Codd

    Board Member

  • Carolina Campeas Talabardon

    Board Member

  • Belinda Hall

    Managing Director

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).

Jean Claude Gandur is the founder and Chairman of private investment group AOG. He has forged an entrepreneurial business model based on socially-responsible investing that has proven its worth for over 30 years.

He founded the Addax and Oryx Foundation in 1996 to help fight the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. It was registered in Switzerland in 2007, with an independent board of trustees.

A passionate art collector from an early age, Jean Claude Gandur created the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in 2010, to enrich and conserve his art collection, and to promote public access through loan exhibitions. This reflects his deep conviction that culture plays an important role in creating bridges between peoples and facilitating social integration. In 2011, he founded the Fondation Gandur pour la Jeunesse, to support disadvantaged young people in Switzerland.

A Swiss citizen, born in Grasse, France, Mr Gandur grew up in Egypt and in Switzerland. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Lausanne, before continuing his studies in ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a member of the board of private investment group AOG. She has lived abroad extensively, in particular in Great Britain, the U.S. and a number of African countries, such as the Ivory Coast which she knows particularly well. She was professionally active in real estate in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before devoting her time to raising her three children.

Mrs Lorenceau is involved in community service on a local and an international level. She has been involved with the Addax and Oryx Foundation since 2002, taking part in setting up and carrying out development projects, particularly in Africa. She has been a member of the board since the Foundation was formally registered in 2007. In Switzerland, Ms Lorenceau is active in a number of non-profit organisations. She also accompanies the sick on pilgrimages each year through the association Hospitalité du Rosaire in France.

Frédérique Lorenceau is a Swiss citizen and holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France.

Brian Anderson is an active retiree. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Anderson Energy (Hong Kong) Limited, a consulting firm for the energy sector, mostly in Africa and China. He is also the Chairman and a Director of CleanCoalGas Ltd, a Director of Acura Limited, and a non-executive director on the board of the Kaisun Energy Group, all based in Hong Kong.

Brian retired after a 34-year career largely with the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. After an initial career in mining in Nigeria, he held a number of positions in the oil and gas industry, including in Nigeria, where he was born and raised. In Nigeria, he was MD of The Shell Petroleum Development Company, and country Chairman. He worked for Shell International in Oman, the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia and Australia. Just prior to retiring, Mr Anderson was Chairman of the Shell Companies in North East Asia, based in Beijing, responsible for the company's businesses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia and Sakhalin. He has been on the Board of the Addax and Oryx Foundation since it became a registered organisation in 2007.

Brian Anderson is a British citizen and a permanent resident of Hong Kong. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University and is an Associate of the Camborne School of Metaliferous Mining in the U.K., where he trained as a mining engineer.

 

Philippe Roch is a recognised figure in the field of environmental protection and natural preservation, on a local, national and international level. He first served as a municipal councillor in his home commune of Lancy in Geneva, before becoming a member of Geneva Canton's Parliament. He then became a member of WWF's national executive team and CEO of WWF Switzerland. In 1992, he was appointed head of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape, a position he filled for 13 years, representing Switzerland as Secretary of State in international negotiations, serving as chair of several Conventions, and twice as Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Environment Facility (GEF/FEM).

Today, Mr Roch is a member of the committee on ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva; he collaborates with the Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hainard and the Sempach Ornithological Station. He devotes time to research, writing and communication on ecology, philosophy and spiritual questions.

Philippe Roch is a Swiss citizen and he holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Geneva, and an honorary doctorate in geosciences and the environment from the University of Lausanne.

 

Expert in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and organisational development, Karin Jestin advises donors and foundations on their philanthropic endeavours.

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients' philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

 Karin Jestin holds an MA in International Management from HEC Paris.

 

 

David Codd is a retired solicitor with over 32 years' experience in the international oil industry.

After qualifying with a U.K. law firm in 1980, Mr Codd worked for a number of oil companies. He joined Texaco in 1990, where he was General Counsel then Managing Director of the company's operations in the U.K, with responsibility for developing its regional upstream business. In 2002, following Texaco's merger with Chevron, Mr Codd founded a start-up company engaged in project development work in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. He was then Chief Legal Officer with Addax Petroleum from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.

David Codd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds a BA in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), both from Oxford University. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and was a trustee of the UK's Energy Institute and the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust of Dundee University.

Carolina Campeas Talabardon has been a lawyer and member of the Geneva Bar since 1997. She is currently a partner at Etude Pirker + Partners. She previously practiced law for over 10 years as an associate with Pirenne Python Schifferli Peter, later with Schifferli & Associates, where she developed experience in judicial litigation, family law and labour law, in particular.

Mrs Campeas Talabardon is Secretary General of the Swiss association Action Innocence and sits on the boards of other foundations and non-profit organisations, especially in relation to young people and the arts.

A Swiss and Uruguayan citizen, Carolina Campeas Talabardon holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from King's College, London, and a law degree from the University of Geneva.

 

 

 

Belinda Hall joined the Addax and Oryx Foundation in July 2011. Mrs Hall is responsible for the initial evaluation of project proposals, monitoring of contracts and projects underway. She is also the initial contact person for the Foundation's partners, as well as the NGOs that wish to apply for funding.

Mrs Hall started as a bilingual personal assistant in a private family office in London, UK. She has since gained experience within several international organisations and NGOs, notably with the World Health Organization, where she spent six years with the African AIDS Vaccine Program and the Global Influenza Program, specializing in project management.

Mrs Hall is a British and French national. She holds a Bachelors of Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).