The French Red Cross Foundation relies on a small and committed team that mobilizes around its actions a vast network of researchers, partners and experts.

Permanent Team

Virginie TROIT

Master’s degree from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Master’s II in management from ESC Toulouse

Vincent LEGER

Research officer
Doctor in anthropology

Badreddine EL MAROUDI

Developpement officer
Master in Political Science from the Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth and Master in Economic Intelligence from the Institut d’Etudes des Relations Internationales de Paris


Administrative and communication officer
Masters from Université Aix-Marseille, qualified ISIT translator

Badreddine El Maroudi is not on the picture

Associate Experts

Catherine BARON

Professor of Political Science at Sciences-Po, specialist of West Africa and the Great Lakes, co-supervisor of Joint African Studies at Columbia University.

Jean-Pierre DOZON

Anthropologist and Scientific Director of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in Paris, Director of Research Emeritus at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), member of the Institut des mondes africains (IMAF).

Wolf-Dieter EBERWEIN

Professor of Political Science, former President of VOICE.


Medical anthropologist, videographer, CNRS research fellow at the Museum of Natural History, Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Société de pathologie exotique, OMS-GOARN consultant in the framework of response to epidemics of viral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola and Marburg).


Doctor of Anthropology, CNRS research fellow. As Scientific advisor to the Fund in 2014, he led the scientific programme of the Dakar seminar and supervised the development of the first issue of the Devenir Humanitaire collection.

Jean-Philippe GALAN

Doctor of Management Sciences, Professor at IAE Bordeaux. Director of research at the Doctoral School Entreprise Economy and Society. Involved in the French Red Cross, he chairs the Local Unit of Montauban (Southern France).


Doctor of African History and Anthropology Medicine. Director of the Emerging Diseases Epidemiology Unit at Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Cheikh KANE

Climate Resilience Advisor for West Africa, Climate Centre of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Meglena JELEVA

Affiliated Economics Professor at the EconomiX Laboratory, Université Paris Nanterre, specialist in insurance and environmental and sanitary risk prevention.

Sandrine REVET

Doctor of Anthropology and Director of Research at CERI Sciences Po Paris.

Danièle SONDAG

Doctor of Medicine and Biomedical Science, former Director-General of the Belgian Red Cross.

Laurent VIDAL

Doctor in Anthropology from the University Paris Descartes – Sorbonne, holder of an HDR from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, graduate of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Laurent Vidal is Director of Research at the IRD.