The Permanent Secretariat

The Paris Peace Forum team

The Paris Peace Forum team works throughout the year to prepare for the annual event, but also to support global governance solutions, driving impact on an international scale and building long-lasting partnerships.

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Justin Vaïsse

Founder and Director General

Founder and Director General of the Paris Peace Forum, Justin Vaïsse was the head of Policy Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013-2019. Justin Vaïsse also served as Director of Research at the Brookings Institution in Washington (2007-2013), with a focus on transatlantic relations and European foreign policy. A historian specialized in international relations and American foreign policy, Dr. Vaïsse has written and co-authored numerous books translated in multiple languages, and has held teaching positions at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Fabienne Hara

Deputy Director General

Deputy Director General of the Paris Peace Forum, Fabienne Hara is a senior policy expert in conflict management and resolution, multilateral diplomacy, and African affairs. She has held leadership and advisory positions in international think tanks such as the International Crisis Group and the Council on Foreign Relations, in philanthropic foundations such as Open Society Foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Elders, as well as at the United Nations, both in the field and in New York.

Olivier Yviquel

Secretary General

Secretary General of the Paris Peace Forum, Olivier Yviquel is a private lawyer and historian of law and institutions. He has 20 years’ professional and personal experience in the management and governance of associations, and was previously Administrative and Financial Director of the Association des maires de France.


Administration team

Julie Burel

Human Resources Assistant

Fernando Cardenas

Financial Controller

Estella Chavez

Office Manager / Administrative Assistant

Claudia Louca

Head of the Executive Office

Thi Narin Runel

Human Resources Manager

Mellinda Sounaoui

Administration and Finance Manager

Operations team

Barbara Carroll

Operations Director

Jeong Min Han

Operations Manager

Lucile Skibniewski

Operations Manager

Policy team

Adrien Abécassis

Policy Initiatives Director / Special Advisor to the Executive board

Jérôme Barbier

Policy Manager, Outer Space, Digital and Economics Affairs

Gabriel Butin

Policy Manager, Global Health

Mateo Delattre

Policy Coordination Officer

Anel Lilibeth Gonzalez

Policy Officer, Communications Climate Overshoot Commission

Augustin Grandgeorge

Policy Officer, Special Advisor to the Director of Political Initiatives

Solange Harpham

Policy Manager, Environment and Transition Minerals

Zarah Kandjee

Policy Officer, Climate Overshoot Commission

Pablo Rice

Policy Officer, Cyberspace Governance

Projects team

Maïssa Khattab

Projects Manager

Léah Le Piver

Projects and SCUP Program Coordinator

Marion Sauzay

Projects Officer

Program team

Anne-Cécile Kaplan

Program Director / Global Cooperation Advisor

Priyanka Ramatchandirane

Program Manager

External Relations team

Sarah Benelhadj

Public Relations Officer

Maxime Berri

Communications Manager

Mathilde Boulogne

Public Relations Officer

Benjamin Brockt

Public Relations Director

Korotoumou Diarra-Méchain

Digital Communications Officer

Théo Garnier

Media Relations Officer

Astrid Laville

Public Relations Officer

Lou Palin

Communications Officer

Partnerships & Fundraising team

Megan Dolski

Partnerships Manager

Solène Isola

Partnerships Manager

Christophe Sauzay

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Remy Stuart-Haentjens

Partnerships Director / Special Advisor to the Executive board