Beatrice Schell

Beatrice has more than 20 years experience working in grant-making, fundraising, institutional building and management for a range of international organisations. Most recently, in addition to being IFC’s new Director for Switzerland she also worked for over one and a half years as the part-time CEO of the ‘European Fundraising Association’, a not-for-profit organisation working to promote state-of-the-art fundraising across Europe.

She has exceptional analytical and strategic skills and she is an experienced programme and project leader and developer.

Her experience most notably includes working for eight years as a senior programme officer with a world leading grant-making foundation, where she managed a multi-million portfolio of grants. As part of her experience, she directed a Brussels-based European Federation of national organisations; in addition to managing the organisation, she also spearheaded lobbying campaigns and fundraising from public institutions, national governments and private companies.

A German national born in Romania, Beatrice is used to operating in multi-cultural multi-lingual environments. She speaks fluently English, French, German and Romanian, and has good knowledge of Spanish.

Switzerland Projects

Eurogroup for Animals


World Health Organisation

Amnesty International

Switzerland Consultants

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Client Testimonials

The standard of work was of professional consultancy we were looking for, in terms of both expertise, delivery and communication.

Maya KimExecutive Director IDEA Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

We very much valued Beatrice’s feedback and would work with her again in the future.

Stephen SchenckCommunications and Fundraising CoordinatorQUNO

The work delivered was concise and to the point and easy to use. Further explanations from the consultant helped understand the thought and research process followed and gave confidence in the results achieved.

Sophie De JonckheereHead of Communications and DevelopmentEurogroup for Animals