Andrienne d’Arenberg

Chair of the Governance Committee

Andrienne d’Arenberg is an executive in residence at Oxford Saïd Business School and a former head of the World Economic Forum Family Business Community. She sits on the boards of several institutions active in current affairs and contributes to events featuring the world’s leading political and business thinkers. At Oxford Saïd Business School, d’Arenberg is helping to build its programme on responsible ownership and corporate purpose, especially in the post-COVID context. At the World Economic Forum, she focused on the role of family-owned companies in shaping global, regional and industry agendas. After starting her career with Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch in private banking, d’Arenberg was a partner at a consultancy firm in Geneva for 10 years, developing trusted relationships with high-level stakeholders from business, politics, international organisations, NGOs and academia. She holds a BSc in international relations from the London School of Economic and Political Sciences and has completed various executive certificates on advocacy in international affairs, artificial intelligence, digital business strategy, sustainable business practices and board performance. She joined HD’s board in 2021.


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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Foundation Board

As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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