Founding Committee

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Joseph El Hayek

Beirut - Lebanon

Currently staffed at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Beirut. Formerly serving at the Dutch and British Embassies. Extensive experience in PR, Events, Protocol and General Affairs as well as in Art and Culture. Founder and President of Lebanon Opera Society. Member of several philanthropic and cultural associations.

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Luxembourg - Luxembourg

Currently Head of Communications at the Luxembourg National Research Fund. Prior to the FNR, 10 years of experience gathered in two of the main concert halls in Europe, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie Luxembourg, serving as Head of Marketing & Communication and Press Officer respectively. Extended experience in media relations, campaign creation, culture and science communication, as well as building bridges towards political decision makers. Art amateur and collector, music passionate.

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Laurent Lise-Cabasset

Paris - France

Architect, specialized in mixed cultural projects (ex-Wilmotte and Associates).

Former administrator of the Opéra de Paris Patrons Circle (AROP). Skills in project management and private fundraising. Member of several cultural patronage programs in Europe.

Didier Goossens

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Pierre-Henri Ollier

Paris - France

Planned Giving Officer at American Hospital of Paris. Jurist, Civil Law Notary, fundraiser and philanthropy expert. Co-founder of Argo Think Tank, writer, film director.

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Alexandru Dramu

London - United Kingdom

Financier, in charge of Asset Raising and Institutional Business Development for Europe and the Middle East for hedge fund Lutetia Capital. Extensive experience in Fund Raising, Marketing and Event organisation. Art collector, involved in Heritage Preservation and Cultural Diplomacy. Member of the Honorary Support Committee for the Paris Opera Opening Gala.

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Marie Eve Didier, PhD

Lausanne - Switzerland

Physicist and engineer in non-invasive optical methods for art works conservation and characterisation, founder of MATIS: Monitoring Art with Technology Innovation and Science. Former board member and event coordinator at Juvenilia, the European Network of Young Opera Friends. Young Patron of several Classical Music Festivals and active member of Women in Science community.