President of the Board
Caroline is a graduate of the Law University of Bordeaux where she obtained her certificate of aptitude for the profession of lawyer. She is also a member of the STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Her specialization in international law led her to embark on a career in private international law. After working in China and Italy, she moved to Monaco where she was able to develop her experience and practice in the management and administration of foundations, associations and family or charity trusts. As President of the Association, Caroline seeks to continue to develop the Association in the same spirit as that inspired by Claudia Abate, combining her pragmatic experience in the management of charitable organizations with her determination to continue to make The Association a trusted actor recognized for its actions inscribed in the respect and interest of women and their families living in areas in reconstruction after having been affected by the violence or nature.
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
Yann Franc de Ferrière
Yann is a jurist in international public law. After first contact with gender issues and women’s rights in a developing country – in Nigeria – for his master’s internship, he further developed his expertise through a PhD on this theme, especially dedicated to post-conflict countries. His meeting with Claudia Abate-Debat has led him to Timor-Leste for a three-year experience during which he worked for the local government on gender issues and monitoring the implementation of international women’s rights in the country within the State Secretariat for the Promotion of Equality. He thus dedicated his thesis to the Timorese case and defended it in 2017, before naturally getting involved in the association to share his expertise and knowledge of the Timorese field for the advancement of women.
Justine is doing her 4th year in a Parisian business school, the ESCE, a French International Business School. Justine decided to specialize for a Master’s degree on Supply Chain Management. She would like, at the end of her studies, to work towards the international purchase in the wines and spirits industry. This passion came from her origins in the southwest of France and her internship at a wine merchant in London. Thanks to her studies, Justine participates in the communication of the association and is enthusiastic about the idea of being able to help the team in the continuity of the development of the association, but especially being able to, even on a small scale, help the women and the children who are particularly vulnerable in post conflict nations.