Reference : V-P-PER-E-01417
Date : 11/2005
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Paola Ghillani, member of the Assembly of the ICRC
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
GHILANI, Paola (member of the Committee, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Paola Ghillani was born in 1963. A pharmacist by profession, she began her career with Ciba/Novartis. After spending several years in multinational management, she became CEO of the Max Havelaar Foundation, a Fair Trade organization, in 1999. During the same period, she was appointed member of the Board of FLO (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations) International and was elected President and Chairwoman of the FLO Board from 2001 to 2004. Paola Ghillani has been a Member of the Assembly since 2005. She also serves on the boards of various organizations, including several ethical investment funds.

Paola Ghillani founded her own company, Paola Ghillani & Friends Ltd, on 1 September 2005. The company is active in corporate strategies and management consulting and in promoting and implementing sustainable development and ethics in business.

Paola Ghillani graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Lausanne, and completed her business training with a master’s degree in international general management from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, where she also took the international programme for board management. Ms Ghillani was selected as Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2000.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 1364x1498
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour