Our team

 

Firoz LADAKFiroz LADAK

Since 2005, Firoz Ladak has led the strategy, international development, and financial management of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations. He spearheaded the transition from a longstanding tradition of charity to venture philanthropy driven by impact. Collaborating closely with the Rothschild family, he has helped to transform their legacy into a formidable force for change. He has managed more than 100 programs across the arts, entrepreneurship, health, and education through a network of 10 foundations that improve the lives of thousands of beneficiaries in Europe, the United States, West Africa, South Asia, and Israel.
 
Firoz draws from his solid investment banking experience at BNP Paribas and Société Générale in mergers & acquisitions, project finance, and the setup of public-private partnerships, particularly in emerging markets. He is steering the move of capital portfolios towards sustainable investment driven by social, environmental, and governance guidelines (ESG). In 2013, Firoz founded ERFIP, a unique circle of families from Frontier Markets that harnesses knowledge and collaboration to catalyze social and economic development. Firoz is also advising wealth management at Edmond de Rothschild group on the development of philanthropic strategies for clients.
 
He currently sits on the board of various foundations, including the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations network; Hôpital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild, a university hospital specializing in ophthalmology and neuroscience in Paris; Admical, France’s leading think tank for corporate philanthropy; and Carnegie Hall in New York. His work and viewpoints have featured in the French and international press, such as Le Monde, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and El Pais. Firoz holds a BA in economics/political science from McGill University and completed an MPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford as an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar. He is a French and Canadian citizen and resides in Geneva with his wife and daughter.

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 a Program Manager in Entrepreneurship and Health.

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.

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
Honorine LANTELME
Honorine LANTELME