We are pleased to announce that we have a new permanent director for IFC Switzerland; Beatrice Schell.
Beatrice has 20 years’ experience working in grant-making, fundraising, institutional building, lobbying and network running for a range of international organisations. In addition to her new role with IFC, she works part time as the CEO of the European Fundraising Association.
Her experience most notably includes working for eight years as a senior programme officer with a leading grant-making foundation, where she managed a portfolio of world-wide, multi-million sized grants. As part of her experience, she also directed a Brussels-based European Federation of national organisations; in addition to directing the organisation, she spearheaded lobbying and fundraising campaigns from public institutions, national governments and private companies.
Beatrice speaks fluent English, French, German and Romanian and has good knowledge of Spanish.