In order to achieve these goals, the French Red Cross Foundation has been provided with governance bodies to match its ambitions. Presided by Professor Jean-Jacques Eledjam, President of the French Red Cross, its board of administrators is made up of committed professionals and experts in humanitarian and social action. They work hand in hand with a scientific council composed of renowned and specialised researchers from several continents, who ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the Foundation.

Board of Administrators

Bureau Members

Jean-Jacques ELEDJAM – President
Professor of Medicine, Anaesthetist at Montpellier CHU
President of the French Red Cross

Françoise FROMAGEAU – Vice-President
Vice-president of MONALISA

Caroline CUSSAC – Treasurer

Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées (ESLSCA), DECS holder
1st Vice-president of the French Red Cross

Guillaume LESAGE – Secretary
Deputy Director-General of the French Red Cross

Board Members


Head of strategy, Hungry & Foolish Agency – Paris

Mireille GAUZERE

Inspector General of Social Affairs (IGAS)
National Board Member of the French Red Cross

Philippe GUAY

Accountant – External Auditor

Christine  ROBICHON


Philippe RYFMAN

Honorary Professor and Research Associate in the Political Science Department and the European Centre of Sociology and Political Science at the Sorbonne (CESSP-Sorbonne), Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Represented by Eloi FICQUET
Anthropologist and historian – Senior lecturer at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP)

Represented by Alessia LEFEBURE
Doctor in Sociology – Dean of Academic Affairs at EHESP

Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Represented by Anne-France PITEAU
Head of Partnerships and International Donors

Government Commissioner

Philippe VIGNES

Scientific Committee

Jacques BRINGER – President

Professor of Medicine, Member of the National Health Conference and of the National Academy of Medicine, President of the Regional Centre for Ethical Reflection on Health, Montpellier University Hospital

Francis AKINDES – Vice-president

Professor of Political and Economic Sociology, Alassane Ouattara University, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire


Independent international expert in anti-corruption, International Anti-Corruption Academy (Austria), Former Under-Secretary General, Governance and Management Services International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Geneva)


Director of the World Studies Centre at the FMSH, Director of Research at the IRD, CEPED (Paris 5 Descartes University), Visiting Professor at Columbia University (New York)

Christian de BOISSIEU

Professor of Economics at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Vice-President of the Cercle des Economistes

Francis BONNET

Professor of Medicine


Professor of Medicine, Member of the French National Academy of Medicine, National Administrator for the French Red Cross


Senior Consultant, Raoul Dandurand Chair in Diplomatic and Strategic Studies Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

Alain DAOU

Doctor in International Management, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)


Sociologist, Director of Studies at EHESS and Director of Research at CNRS (France)


Professor of the Social Anthropology of Development, University of Liège (Belgium)

Jocelyn RAUDE

Research Professor in in social psychology at EHESP (France)


Associate Professor of Political Science, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Juridical Sciences, Université Abdou Moumouni in Niamey (Niger)


Humanitarian historian, lecturer-researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Recent political and humanitarian events remind us of the relevance of the research priorities chosen by the French Red Cross Foundation, be they humanitarian transition, ethical principles for action or the close relationship between humanitarian and social missions. The most important issue is always to innovate in the fight against human vulnerabilities. All the responsibility of the Scientific Committee is to ensure the selection and follow-up of the research carried out in order to guarantee its quality and relevance.

Prof. Jean-François Mattei

Former President of the Scientific Committee