Carine Prestat

Director – Finance and Administration

Carine Prestat joined HD in 2011 as Head of Finance and was appointed as Director, Finance and Administration in 2019. She has spent more than fifteen years in Finance and Human Resources in other organisations across the not-for-profit and telecoms sectors. Her previous experience includes four years as the Finance and Administration Officer for the CARE International Secretariat in Geneva and one year as an Administrator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in South Sudan. Carine has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.


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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