Vincent Faber was called in 2008 by Trafigura to create the Trafigura Foundation, the company’s philanthropic institution. Today, he still spearheads the Foundation and takes care of its day-to-day management, from the definition of the operative strategy to the selection of programmes.
Before creating the Foundation, Vincent pursued his career in the humanitarian and development sector, covering leading positions in international organisations. His latest job positions have been Head of Human Resources for International AIDS Society, Secretary General of International Social Service and General Director of Médecins sans Frontières Switzerland.
Prior job experiences in the field in Africa, Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe helped him mature a solid knowledge of international challenges and the capacity to manage and understand humanitarian crises.
Vincent graduated in Geophysics at IFP School of Paris. He started his career as a Geophysicist for Elf Aquitaine (now Total).
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Posted by Vincent Faber on December 16, 2019