Chris Rotas has been with HD since 2007 and led on adapting how HD raises income. He oversees the organisation’s relations with its donors and co-ordinates its fundraising efforts. He has a background in business development and operations as a Project Controls Manager for Brown & Root, as a Senior Management Consultant at Touche Ross and Coopers & Lybrand, and as a Key Account Director at the energy and communications company SIG in Geneva. This work included assignments across the United States and Europe and postings to Singapore, Indonesia, Oman and South Africa. Chris has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, an MSc in Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin, and a diploma in Corporate Finance from the London Business School.
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.
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.
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.