Giving together, growing together

Thursday, 27 September 2018 from 08h15
Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues · Quai des Bergues 33 · 1201 Geneva

Denis Pittet, Managing Partner, and the EAM Team are pleased to invite you to a morning conference
to celebrate Philanthropia's 10th anniversary. Join us to learn about effective philanthropy and look ahead
as we engage in the next decade of impact-driven philanthropy together.

Please confirm your presence before Monday, 24 September 2018
to Camille Richard (


For seven generations, Lombard Odier has been a holistic partner to help clients manage their wealth and achieve their goals. In order to help its clients’ to enact their philanthropic aspirations, Lombard Odier created Fondation Philanthropia in 2008. It offers its donors a legal, financial and philanthropic framework for creating a bespoke project. An umbrella foundation, it is active in every area of civic engagement, including art and culture, social action, the environment and medical research. Since its creation, the Foundation has donated more than CHF 60 million to over
one hundred organisations.

The breakfast discussion will offer the opportunity to discuss how philanthropists, as individuals and corporations can shape the future,
and how you can help them with this aspect of their wealth planning and
personal journey.


  • Thursday, 27 September 2018
    • 8.15 a.m.


    • 8.30 a.m.


      Denis Pittet · Managing Partner · Lombard Odier Group

      Maximilian Martin · Global Head of Philanthropy
      Lombard Odier Group

    • Panel discussions "Sunrise reflections" on a common philanthropic journey

      Albert Einstein famously argued, "Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act."

      Catherine Zennström · Chair & Co-founder
      Zennström Philanthropies · UK

      Hugo Mahieu · Finance Director · Mangrove Capital Partners; Managing Director · Mangrove Foundation · Luxembourg

      Maximilian Martin · Global Head of Philanthropy
      Lombard Odier Group

    • Q&A and closing remarks

      Delivering on personal and corporate aspirations in contemporary philanthropy

      Maximilian Martin · Global Head of Philanthropy
      Lombard Odier Group

    • 10.00 a.m.



Catherine Zennström<br>Chair & Co-founder · Zennström Philanthropies · UK

Catherine Zennström
Chair & Co-founder · Zennström Philanthropies · UK

Catherine Zennström is co-founder of Zennström Philanthropies, focusing her work on the human rights portfolio as well as promoting best practice in philanthropy. She serves as vice chair of the international Board of Directors for Human Rights Watch, she is Chair of their European and Central Asia Advisory Council, a member of their Disability Rights Advisory Committee and their Environment and Human Rights Advisory Committee. In 2007, she became a member of the Global Philanthropy Forum Advisory Council and, later, a trustee of The Philanthropy Workshop (formerly Institute for Philanthropy). She is a member of International Human Rights Funders Group and Ariadne (Network of European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights). From 2003 to 2006, Catherine worked as an office volunteer at Médecins Sans Frontières and Amnesty International UK. In 2006, she became a trustee of Refuge (a national organisation fighting against domestic violence in the UK and helping women and children).

Hugo Mahieu<br>Finance Director · Mangrove Capital Partners;<br>Managing Director · Mangrove Foundation · Luxembourg

Hugo Mahieu
Finance Director · Mangrove Capital Partners;
Managing Director · Mangrove Foundation · Luxembourg

Hugo Mahieu is a finance executive who has spent his career in consulting, banking, entrepreneurship but mostly in venture capital with Mangrove Capital Partner, the Luxembourg based investment company known for being the early institutional investor in Skype (telecommunications application software) or Wix (cloud-based web development platform).  Driven by the desire to act in making this planet a better world, he recently decided to devote himself full time to the animation and management of the foundation established 8 years ago by Mangrove Capital Partners. Its purpose is to select, finance and support projects aimed at the preservation of the environment and the women empowerment.


Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
Quai des Bergues 33
1201 Geneva

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The presentation will be held in English.


Please confirm your presence before  Monday, 24 September 2018
to Camille Richard (