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.

    Marianne Gémin, a French national, is a finance and administration specialist with more than 20 years of professional experience. Before joining ICI in 2010, she worked – among others – for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross and was stationed in countries such as Pakistan, Croatia, Peru and Thailand. At ICI, she oversees all finances, budgeting and accounting.

    Borjana Pervan joined ICI at the beginning of 2014. A Bulgarian national and a journalist with experience in broadcast and print media, Borjana has also worked as communications expert for the International Organisation of Migration and the World Meteorological Organisation. Most recently, she was Head of Communications at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

    A Swiss national, Isabella is a qualified and experienced head of administration. She combines more than 20 years of experience as office manager and head of administration across various sectors, companies and institutions, such as Trafigura, the State of Geneva and Swiss associations.

    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.

    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.

    Olivier Laboulle joined ICI in 2015 having worked on environmental sustainability, education and livelihoods, predominantly in Africa and Europe with non-profits, public-private partnerships, social enterprises and the UN. He has an MSc in Human Rights with a focus on supply chains. Olivier leads the development and roll-out of ICI’s responsible supply-chain management activities.

    Marta joined the ICI in December 2014. A Swiss national of Polish origin, she is an experienced communications, media and marketing specialist and a former journalist. After completing her M.A. in communication and media sciences, journalism and BA (with a focus on NPO-marketing), she changed sides and specialized in institutional communication. In the past years, she has held the position as Head of Communications at a Swiss radio-station, an international arts festival and the Swiss National Museum.

    Sherelle Wilson joined ICI in January 2014. An English national and a specialist in Child Labour, Sherelle has worked as a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, and at the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). Most recently, she worked as a Programme Officer for PACT in Tanzania, where she investigated Child Labour in the mining sector.

    Dominique is based in the ICI-Secretariat, in Geneva and supports the Head of Finance in accounting/ bookkeeping, budgeting and monitoring of expenses and project financial management and reporting tasks.

    A Swiss national, Dominique has more than 10 years of experience in finance and administration, working for various humanitarian organizations, such as Médecins sans Frontières, Médecins du Monde, Caritas, well as private companies in Geneva and abroad. Before joining ICI, Dominique worked as Finance Coordinator for MSF-Switzerland based in Iraq/Syria.