Meet the Team

ICI is headquartered in Switzerland and operates in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Meet the people behind our work!

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    Nick Weatherill has been the Executive Director at ICI since September 2011, leading the foundation’s efforts to strengthen child protection and tackle child labour in cocoa growing. Prior to joining ICI, Mr. Weatherill worked for 17 years in the humanitarian sector, for the European Commission, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and for a number of NGOs.

    Matthias Lange joined ICI in March 2012 after ten years of professional experience in international development and humanitarian aid with the French Development Ministry and the European Commission in the field of rural development, food security and nutrition in Europe and in West Africa. Since 2015, Matthias is ICI's Director of Programme and Policy, overseeing ICI operations, programme and strategy development and policy engagement.

    Tiffany is a Swiss National of American origin with 24 years of professional experience in financial management, audit & control, and programme operations management, with the last 11 years operating at leadership and senior director level in both non-profits and private-sector corporates. Tiffany joined ICI in 2018.

    Emmanuelle joined the ICI team in May 2016. A French national, qualified and experienced in international Human Resource Management, Emmanuelle started her career as Recruitment Specialist for international head-hunters. Most recently, she worked as Senior Human Resources Officer for the AKAM/AKDN, in charge of HR support/management for field entities based in West Africa, Middle East and Central Asia regions.

    Katie joined ICI in 2019 to lead the organization’s communication activities. Prior to joining ICI, she worked in communications for a number of international, non-governmental organizations. She has a background in journalism.

    Dual French and Algerian national, Sarah Dekkiche brings more than 10 years of experience working with CSR Europe, amfori and twentyfifty, with a highly relevant expertise in Business & Human Rights and HRDD, as well as a strong track record in business development and membership relations.

    Trained as an architect, Megan has worked in research, evidence-based advocacy and programme coordination in both humanitarian and development contexts. Prior to joining ICI, she spent six years with non-government organisations and the UN in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    Sonja Molinari joined ICI in 2011. Previous to ICI, Sonja worked 20 years in international development and cooperation in Switzerland and Sub-Saharan Africa with WWF, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Eliminating Child labour in tobacco growing Foundation (ECLT), with a focus on programme management and coordination. She is experienced in sectors related to community development, disaster prevention and management , environmental sustainability and child protection.

    A French national, Pascal has a Masters in Politics, programmes and projects for agricultural and rural development. He has over 25 years of experience working in West Africa and Southeast Asia in the field of rural development, and more specifically in the areas of agricultural value chains, farmers’ organizations, and rural finance.

    A Belgian national, Jean-Yves is a qualified agricultural engineer specialised in finance whom supported and administered international projects during 9 years in West Africa, Tanzania and Haiti, within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO).

    A Swiss national, Aurélie Péter-Contesse brings more than 10 years of experience working in program management and coordination in various countries such as Lebanon, Afghanistan, Haiti, with a focus on child protection. She recently worked as a Child Protection Coordinator at the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (UNICEF), seconded by the Swiss Development Cooperation Unit (SDC).

    Audrey joined ICI in August 2019. Previous to ICI, Audrey worked 8 years in international humanitarian organizations with a focus to support medical projects on HR and Finance, in various countries mainly in Africa.
    Audrey’s responsibilities include budgeting and monitoring of expenses, financial management and reporting for projects.

    Vasana joined ICI in June 2019. A trained accountant, she previously worked with companies in the finance and health sector. Vasana’s responsibilities include managing accounting for the Geneva Secretariat and providing support to the finance team.

    Anna joined ICI in May 2018. She has a background in applied development economics and quantitative data analysis, and several years of experience in evaluation of development programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She holds a PhD in Economics and Finance.

    Emma Vaulot joined ICI in September 2019. Previous to ICI, Emma worked for over 20 years in the travel and hospitality sectors, both in Geneva and in the UK. Emma has lengthy experience of business travel management for international corporate clients, as well as for government and non-government organisations.

    Sean Mowbray joined ICI in 2019. He has worked in communications for NGOs in the field of human rights for several years and was a freelance journalist covering a range of topics including science and the environment.

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