Le Rosey Foundation was created in 1997 by a group of dedicated alumni to promote the excellence of education and access to it in Switzerland and throughout the world.

The value of Le Rosey’s international education is immeasurable in today’s changing world. International and multilingual academic focus are an integral part of Le Rosey’s unique environment where students learn to be mutually supportive and respectful, working independently or in collaboration with fellow students, which enables and stimulates them to develop a sense of social responsibility.

The commitment of Le Rosey Foundation is witnessed today through its 3 pillars of activity: philanthropic projects, scholarships and the management of the Rosey Concert Hall. Relying on the school’s values, working hand in hand with students and teachers, the Foundation is closely linked to Rosey but does not take part in the management or financing of the school. Equally, the school is not involved in the management of the Foundation and does not finance it directly.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Our Legal Structure & Management

Le Rosey Foundation is legally structured as a U.S. registered non-profit 501 (c ) (3) organisation and as a Swiss charitable foundation.

The Board of Directors (Trustees) led by the Chairman has the collective responsibility for the management of Le Rosey Foundation. Each board member brings his or her business experience and personal success, combined with an affinity and dedication to Le Rosey, in determining the policies and objectives of Le Rosey Foundation.

The Annual Financial Accounts are reviewed and audited by MARCUM LLP New York, NY for the U.S. Foundation and by Fiduciaire Michel Favre, Lausanne for the Swiss Foundation. The annual accounts for these two legal entities are available upon request.

Board of Directors

Sandra Huri, President

Sandra graduated from Rosey in 1996 (1992-1996) and was welcomed to the AIAR by her father Peter who was then President  of the Rosey Alumni association. She went on to study at the University of Geneva obtaining a Master in Psychology followed by a DEA in Political Science. After her studies, she worked for her father in the financial sector for a few years and went on to become the Executive Director of the Rosey Foundation between 2009 and 2012. Following this enriching experience, Sandra went back to University, obtaining a MAS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Geneva in 2014.

She has always remained close to the Rosey, she served as treasurer on the AIAR Committee for some years until 2015 and remains on the Committee to this day. She has also become a member of the Conseil d’Administration du Rosey SA. Sandra lives in Geneva with her partner, her son Dimitri and their 3 dogs.

Peter M. Huri, Treasurer

Former AIAR President (1995-2001), Treasurer and a Roséen for 8 years (1954-62), Peter is very committed to the Le Rosey’s future. After graduation, he earned an Engineering degree from the EPFL, followed by an MBA in Finance and International Business from Harvard Business School. Peter is President and General Manager of AIM, Alternative Investment Management, an international independent asset management organisation. He also serves as a board member for a number of Swiss corporations including Le Rosey SA. Previously, he was Director of Finance and Administration-Europe, Middle East and Africa for Stauffer Chemical Co. and Conference Board member of the European Council of Financial Executives. Peter and his wife, Ione, have 2 children-Sandra, an ancienne roséenne (1992-96) and Marc.

Alexis P. Zervudachi

Coming from a Greek family established in Alexandria until the Egyptian revolution, Alexis is the son of Peter E. Zervudachi, also an ancien roséen (1937-40), and attended Le Rosey for 11 years (1967-78) which at the time constituted a record. He graduated from E.C.A.D. E (Ecole des cadres et d’administration de Lausanne) and worked at Sotheby’s and his family’s antique business before establishing, MariServ SA, a Geneva-based shipping management & chartering company. Alexis was a member of the AIAR Committee from 1989 to 2003 and one of the initiators of the Le Rosey Foundation. He lives in Switzerland and travels frequently to Greece with his wife Nathalie, also of Greek origin, and their two children, Alexandra and Nicolas.

Gabriel Rabinovici, Vice-President, Treasurer and Director of the Board of the US Foundation

Gabriel spent over 20 years in the investment management industry. Gabriel co-founded Willow Impact Investors, one of the very first impact investing funds in the industry, working at the intersection of his passions for social impact, entrepreneurship and sustainability. In earlier positions, Gabriel served as Managing Director of Concurrent Capital, a New York based private investment firm he co-founded. He steered the transition of this family office into an investment advisory business, managing and investing  assets for families and foundations dedicated to philanthropic activities and socio-economic development. He worked in wealth management at HSBC and UBP in Geneva and with Delta National Bank and Trust Co. in New York, and in credit at the Banco do Estado de São Paulo in New York.

After four years at Le Rosey, upon graduation Gabriel was nominated Le Rosey Ambassador in 1992. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from Georgetown University, with a double major in Finance and International Business and serves as an interviewer and member of Georgetown’s Alumni Admissions Program. Today, Gabriel is involved in a variety of organizations that leverage his skills and passions.

He is the Vice President, Treasurer, Board Director and Trustee of the Le Rosey Foundation. He also served on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Mary McDowell Friends School, a leading school for children with learning disabilities in New York.

As a former AIAR Committee member and the current Le Rosey Representative in New York, Gabriel is particularly interested in reaching out to, and involving the younger Le Rosey alumni in order to promote the Foundation’s mission and objectives. He lives in New York City with his wife and their children.

Mehran Azmoudeh

Mehran enrolled in Le Rosey at the age of nine and graduated 9 years later (1978-87) to go to the University of California at Berkeley. Since 2016, Mehran has been the President of the AIAR (Association Internationale des Anciens Roséens) Le Rosey’s alumni association in an attempt, as he says, to return what was given to him with a measure of integrity and respect. His presidency aims to unite and bridge generations. He is dedicated to giving worthy young individuals an equal chance to experience the school that gave him his values by encouraging the scholarship program.

Philippe Gudin

Coming from a line of diplomats, Philippe studied mathematics and economics in Paris and Geneva. With his degree obtained, he then worked as a cultural attaché for the French Embassy in Panama. More passionate about education than international relations, Philippe, who had headed boy scout groups in the past and a summer camp for 300 children at the age of 20, arrived at Rosey in 1980, when he was 26 years old. At that time, along with his wife Anne – who shared his professional ambitions – and with the support of their families, he took over from Louis Johannot as head of the school, this becoming its 4th General Director since the school’s inception in 1880. Philippe took over the Champittet college in 1999, has headed different professional educational and sports associations as well as promoted education in Switzerland. He is the father of 4 anciens roséens. His son Christophe, took over from him in 2013 as Director-general of Rosey and his daughter Marie-Noëlle is the Executive Director of Le Rosey Foundation.

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Marie-Noëlle Gudin, Executive Director

Since 2014, Marie-Noëlle has managed all cultural events for the Rosey Concert Hall bringing prestige as well as originality to the choice of events. She also aims to further develop the scholarship program for students with academic, artistic or athletic talents.

She looks forward enthusiastically to organizing fundraising events in Switzerland and all over the world for the Foundation. After attending Le Rosey (’96-’06), Marie studied law at the University of Geneva, Public International Law in London and completed her Master’s at King’s College London.

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