Board Members2018-08-22T09:45:18+00:00

Board Members

Me Robert Hensler, Chairman

Lawyer at the Bar of Geneva, former
State Chancellor of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Robert Hensler joined the law firm Fontanet & Associates in October 2012 as a partner after four legislatures as State Chancellor of the Republic and Canton Geneva. He is also chairman or member of numerous boards of Swiss and international companies.
Céline Denizot, Vice-President

Céline started her career as a lawyer with Clifford Chance, mainly in Paris but also in London and New York. She was also CEO of a company in the field of luxury goods and was also a Director of a Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. Céline is currently Senior Executive Director at Magnolia Private Office SA.
Phil Lenz, Member

Phil Lenz was recruited in October 2007 to establish a presence in Switzerland and set-up a new Trust Company for the Butterfield Group. Prior to that role, Phil was the Chief Administration Officer of the global wealth structuring division at Barclays Wealth and directly involved in strategic planning, acquisitions and the administration of large and complex trust structures.
Over the past 20 years, he held a number of other positions in the financial industry, primarily in corporate and private banking.
Phil holds a BSc in mathematics from Imperial College (London) and qualified as a trust and estate practitioner in 2001. He is a registered member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and he regularly mentioned in publications such as Who’s Who Legal, ePrivateclient and Citywealth.

Maurice Machenbaum

Co-founder and partner of WISE philanthropy advisors, Maurice Machenbaum is an expert in project management and social development. During his career he has worked on numerous projects on all continents and has served on the board of the World Scout Movement and Doctor of the World (Switzerland). He is also the co-founder and currently a board member of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

Founder and Director

Prof. Marc Ansari, Member

Head of the Pediatric Onco-Hematology Unit, HUG
Marc Ansari has practiced medicine for over 15 years, particularly in the areas of pediatric oncology, hematology and genetics. In 2011, he founded the CANSEARCH Foundation and research platform at the University of Geneva. Since 1 January 2013, he is Head of the Pediatric Onco-Hematology unit of the HUG. In November 2015, he was appointed Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva and Assistant Professor in 2017.