Executive Director and President of the Board
Claudia Abate, created the Foundation for Post Conflict Development(FPCD) after working at the United Nations (UN) for more than a decade, and realizing that her most fulfilling moments were when she was sent on official business to post conflict countries. In an effort to make a personal impact in assisting the world’s most vulnerable citizens, it was a natural progression for her to create this foundation, inspired primarily by observing the elections in Fiji, and her work in Timor-Leste at the time of the Restoration of independence. With these combined experiences, Ms. Abate saw first- hand democracy in action, and the effects of poverty on citizens of other countries as a consequence of post conflict situations. This inspired her “to want to do more.”
Vice President and Treasurer
Sébastien is a Civil Engineer and graduate of the ESTP Paris, with a specialization in Building, “environment and spatial planning”.
He is also a graduate of the University of Nice (Faculty of Science) holding a Master of Science and Technical Geosciences and Geotechnics, “Environmental Axis” and of the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble where he obtained a professional French diploma (DUT) in Civil Engineering, He has also obtained a Master 2 in Geopolitics and International Relations at Sciences Po Toulouse.
Sébastien Lubert first began his career as a Studies & Control Engineer, in charge of consulting and external control within Ginger LTPP in French Polynesia.
He then joined the French NGO, Atlas Logistique, as Technical Coordinator for roads rehabilitation in eastern DR Congo. Still in DR Congo, he worked as Deputy Project Manager for a Lebanese company, Tabet Construction, specialized in road rehabilitation.
Subsequently, he worked as Water and Habitat Engineer within the ICRC, in rural and urban areas in Chad and Liberia. Before joining the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, he worked for the office of international cooperation within Monaco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Senior Programs Officer in charge of bilateral cooperation with Haiti, East Timor, Burkina Faso, Mauritania & Ethiopia, as well as Emergency, Civil Security & HR Security.
Sébastien Lubert is currently the Financial & Development Manager for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, created in June 2006 by the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. The Foundation is focused on sustainable development and major environmental issues.
Dr. Mark Richard Sandel
Through research and participation in multiple forums over that past 20 years, Mark has studied the internal dynamics of states to assess inflection points that can positively affect peace, health and social development. Living in Monaco throughout this period and being in contact with various actors in this field, Mark aspires to conjugate these experiences and networks to help those in need to improve their lives starting with the first moments of life, through education to healthy, happy and meaningful productive lives