Executive Board

Kim Thuy Seelinger, President of the Board
(United States)

Kim is the Director of the Center on Gender, Migration and Human Rights at Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health. She is also a Visiting Professor at Washington University School of Law, and a Research Associate Professor at the Brown School of Social Work, Public Health and Social Policy.  She is a member of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Advisory Group on Gender, Forced Displacement, and Protection. In 2021, she was appointed as the Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Conflict by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Roland Adjovi
(Benin, Togo)

Roland is a renowned lawyer who was for several years a member of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. His previous experiences were at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Ivan Agabekov

Ivan is the CFO and a member of the board at Inoks Capital, an independent asset management firm headquartered in Geneva. Ivan also holds a law degree from the University of Geneva. 

Anne-Catherine Bajard
(Canada, France)

Anne-Catherine is a Social Geographer and human rights activist. She has lived and worked in areas of humanitarian crisis and areas of conflict, including Liberia, Haiti and Central America, as well as accompanying rights-based movements, among which the indigenous peoples of South America and the domestic workers’ movement in Bolivia. She currently holds the position of Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation in Canada.

Olympia Bekou

Olympia is Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She also heads the International Criminal Justice Unit of the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre.

François Canonica

François, former head of the Geneva bar association, is one of the most well-known and widely respected criminal lawyers in Geneva.

Marion Colombani

Marion is a French and British qualified lawyer who works as an independent consultant, providing legal operational advice to non-profits.

Vincent Dufresne 

Vincentis a senior executive in impact finance. In 2004, he co-founded Symbiotics, a leading asset management firm specialized on impact investing in emerging and frontier markets with more than USD 2 billion under management. He’s also a founding member of Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG).

Luc Lamprière

Luc is the Director of the Institute for Humanitarian Action at the NGO Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International). From 2007 to 2014 he served as the Executive Director of Oxfam France and was an Oxfam International Executive Board member. In 2020 he joined the Board of Action contre la Faim, a French NGO.

Lina Laraki
(Austria, Morocco)

Lina is a New York and Paris qualified lawyer, specialized in highly sensitive cross-border investigations and litigation strategy. She held executive positions in several major listed financial services companies in Zurich.

Tasha Rumley

Tasha is the head of international aid for Swiss Solidarity, Switzerland’s largest humanitarian donor. She previously worked for seven years in war and post-conflict zones for the ICRC, especially in Eastern Ukraine. Polyglot, Tasha is a specialist in Eastern Europe and was formerly a journalist for the magazine L’Hebdo.

Christopher Santora
(United States)

Chris is a former US federal prosecutor who is now the Senior Legal Officer in Geneva at the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM). Before that, he worked on cases of human rights abuses within the US immigration system at the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) and also worked at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) as one of the lead prosecutors in the case against former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Antonya Tioulong
(France, Cambodia)

Antonya is the former Director of Documentation at the newspaper “l’Express” in Paris. Antonya and her family were plaintiffs in several cases against former members the Khmer Rouge regime before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh.

Advisory Board

Andrew Carton
(United States)

Andrew was a member of the Ashoka support network. He is the founder of Venture Capital & Private Equity firm Alteraxion, and the Co-Founder and former President of Mobile Nations – a leading independent online consumer tech publisher.

Basil Fernando
(Sri Lanka)

Basil is a lawyer, leading scholar and former officer of the United Nations. He was the Executive Director of the Asian Human Rights Commission and Asian Legal Resource Centre based in Hong Kong and presently serves as their Director of Policy and Programmes.

Olivier de Frouville

Olivier is a Professor of Public Law at the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas), and Director at the Centre of Research on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (C.R.D.H). He is currently a member of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances and was previously a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, as well as many other prestigious centers including l’Institut Universitaire de France.

George Kegoro

George is a human rights lawyer, and Executive Director of The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA). He previously served as Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission and as Executive Director of the International Commission of Jurists-Kenyaa (ICJ-Kenya).

Maina Kiai

Maina is a lawyer and human rights activist. He is the founding director of Human Rights Watch’s Alliances and Partnerships Program, and is a rapporteur and a member of the Facebook Oversight Board. He formerly served as the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

Stephen Mansfield
(United States)

Stephenis a former US federal prosecutor who served as Head of the U.N. War Crimes Investigations Unit for Rwanda. He trained prosecutors, investigators and judges in rule of law and anti-trafficking programs in Kenya and Tanzania through Lawyers Without Borders. He also conducted fraud and corruption assessment in Bosnia for United States State Department regarding implementation of Dayton Peace Accords. Stephen is a former senior partner at Akin Gump.

Nigel Pleming QC
(United Kingdom)

Nigel, Queen’s Counsel, is a barrister and who practices in England and Wales, but also in Hong Kong, Belize and the Caribbean. He is a Deputy Judge of the High Court and a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey.

Robert Roth

Robert was Professor of national and international criminal law at the University of Geneva and the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He was also a Judge at the High Court in Geneva and President of the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Lesley Taylor QC

Lesley, Queen’s Counsel, is a criminal and human rights lawyer, and judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She previously worked at the Office of The Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown.

Robert Troxler
(United States)

Robert is a former Executive in investment related activities at Citibank and the Founder and Director of GlobalView Investments SA in Geneva.