Our team

 

Firoz LADAKFiroz LADAK

Since 2005, Firoz Ladak has been the CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. He is in charge of the strategy, implementation and financial management of a philanthropic network that spans Europe, the United States, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Across all regions, EDRF works to create social empowerment and a more collaborative society, supporting projects and programs in the arts, health and entrepreneurship. Firoz is leading EDRF’s transition from traditional giving to strategic philanthropy through an innovative mix of impact-driven programs and best practice sharing.

Firoz serves on the board of various foundations, including those under the Edmond de Rothschild umbrella; the Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, a Paris-based teaching hospital specializing in ophthalmology and neurology; Carnegie Hall in New York; the Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation; and Admical, France’s leading organization for the professionalization of the philanthropic sector.

Previously, he spent 12 years in investment banking at Paribas, specializing in project and media finance, privatization and the creation of public-private partnerships. Through his work in emerging markets, he gained considerable experience in economic development and the management of relations with international organizations and governments.

Firoz is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, where he completed an M. Phil in Oriental Studies as an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar. He is a Canadian and French citizen and resides in Geneva, Switzerland.

Carole MBAZOMOCarole MBAZOMO

Carole has in-depth experience on diverse issues as the Arts Director of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations where she is co-developing, leading and driving cutting-edge programs that foster inclusion in the arts sector in Africa, America and Europe. She's also the General Secretary of the African Business Club and an Aspen Institute European Young Leader.

She has obtained Master’s degrees in Business Engineering and International Business Management with honors from Coventry University and French business schools. In her free time, Carole has been involved in different intercultural projects such as Conscious Action Network in Sri Lanka, Godiva Awakes in the UK and has been a 2017 laureate of « Lire à Douala » - an open casting-call for writings.

Angelo KONIANAngelo KONIAN

Angelo is the head of the Entrepreneurship and Health programs.

Rachida EL HAWZALIRachida EL HAWZALI

Rachida joined the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations in 2017 and is currently the Program Manager in Entrepreneurship and Health as well as Executive Secretary.

Rachida graduated with a Masters in 'Lettres modernes appliquées' from the Sorbonne (Paris IV) as well as a Masters in Management from ESSEC Business School where she majored in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship.

Her passion for social innovation has led her around the world to places such as San Francisco, Abidjan and Tunisia with the likes of foundations and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to resolving social and environmental issues.

Zachary STOKESZachary STOKES

As the Communication Strategy Manager for the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Zachary is in charge of the creation and implementation of brand strategy, public image, media outreach and digital communications/marketing for this philanthropic network that spans Europe, the United States, Africa and the Middle East. 

Zachary is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Golden Gate University School of Law, and Audencia Business School, from which he obtained a Bachelor degree, Jurisdoctorate degree, and an MBA, respectively. He is an attorney registered with the New York State Bar (since 2014.)

Honorine LANTELMEHonorine LANTELME

Honorine is a program manager for the Arts. She studied aesthetics in Paris IV-La Sorbonne and cultural industries management in ESCP Europe. She gained knowledge of philanthropic issues thanks to a long-term experience as a volunteer for the Fondation du patrimoine and as a fundraiser for other french cultural institutions, which allows her now to best adress the specific needs of the cultural institutions she works with.     

Firoz LADAK
Firoz LADAK
Carole MBAZOMO
Carole MBAZOMO
Angelo KONIAN
Angelo KONIAN
Rachida EL HAWZALI
Rachida EL HAWZALI
Zachary STOKES
Zachary STOKES
Honorine LANTELME
Honorine LANTELME