The Centre

The management team


Professor Henry Peter


T: + 41 22 379 76 18

E: Henry.Peter(at)

Henry Peter is a full Professor at the Faculty of Law and Head of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP). Before taking that responsibility, he was head of the Faculty of Law’s commercial law department between 2006 and 2017. For more than 25 years, his teaching and many publications (more than 120) focused on the structure and governance of companies, as well as on their social responsibility. In 2014 he launched the "Philanthropy Series" at the University of Geneva. He is a member of several organisations dealing with governance and ethical issues, and sits on several boards of directors of private companies and on foundations boards. Because of his expertise, he is often called upon to act as a member of public or association bodies (e.g., Swiss Takeover Board, Sanctions Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange, disciplinary chamber in charge of doping cases of the Swiss Olympic Association, Audit Committee of the University of Geneva, Ethics Committee of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), or as arbitrator in commercial or sporting disputes. 


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Mrs Laetitia Gill

Executive Director

T: + 41 22 379 76 18

E: Laetitia.Gill(at)

With a Master's degree in Management, Laetitia Gill is recognized as an expert in the field of social innovation, CSR and philanthropy. She has fifteen years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of business strategies as well as in the creation and facilitation of training modules on the theme of partnerships.

For 10 years, she served as the Secretary General for a group of 20 philanthropists, in charge of selecting projects, developing effective local community engagement programmes and impact measurement.




Photo SBey siteweb.jpgMrs Sémia Bey

Project Manager

T: + 41 22 379 76 18

E: Semia.bey(at)

Sémia Bey holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Law from the University of Neuchâtel and a MS/LLM in Law and International Management from HEC Paris, France. Over the last ten years, she has worked in several for-profit, non-profit and academic organisations in Switzerland, France and the United States. She is presently a project manager for the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (“GCP”).






20-09 Photo PGuédon 2.jpgMs Pauline Guédon

Administrative assistant

T: + 41 22 379 74 66

E: pauline.guedon(at)

Pauline Guédon holds a Bachelor and "Maîtrise" in English Language and Literature from the University of Nantes, France, and an "Maîtrise" in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) from the University of Rennes, France. She has worked as an administrative assistant and teacher of FFE in different organisations in Switzerland and in Europe.





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Ms Anne-Françoise Ritter

In charge of publications

Trained in Civilization and Linguistics (Paris Sorbonne/Strasbourg Université M. Bloch), Anne-Françoise Ritter has acquired a rich experience in the world of publishing and editing. For many years she was editor of the monthly magazine "Expert Focus" at Expertsuisse, Zurich and is currently a lecturer in French at the University of Zurich and ETHZ.