DIRECTOR BEIT BIL JNOUB
Leila Solh holds two master degrees, one in Sociology and the other in Urban Planning and Policy from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. She has extensive experience in social development, research and planning. Since 2013, Leila has been working with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a leading International NGO responding to the Syrian Crisis through large scale humanitarian assistance. Leila started with DRC as a Project Manager for a World Bank funded project in Lebanon, which focused on building the capacities of the Ministry of Social Affairs to deal with the heavy influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, as well as to provide livelihood opportunities to both refugees and hosting communities. In early 2015, Leila took on the role of Grants Manager for DRC Syria (Beirut-based), where she manages grant proposals, donor reporting and relations.
Managing Director - Head of Fundraising
Jessica grow up in Zurich as the daughter of a Lebanese mother and a Swiss father. After studies at the Hotelmanagementschool in Lucerne, she worked in marketing and sales before becoming the mother of two sons. Currently she runs several businesses i.e. mezze a gogo, a Lebanese cooking school and catering business, as well wohnungsnews.ch, a real estate newsletter. She often travels to the refugee camps in Lebanon and is in contact with our partners on location. She speaks German, English and French. Contact: email@example.com
Chairman of the Board
Tamer is Lebanese and American, and began his career as an English teacher in Lebanon. A graduate of Amherst College (Middle Eastern History), and INSEAD (MBA), he has been living and working in Switzerland since 1997, working in the real estate sector for REInvest AG of Geneva, Lehman Brothers & PSP Swiss Property in Zurich. He currently serves as the director of various real estate investment companies in India, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and the United States. He speaks French, German, Arabic and English. Contact:
Board Member - Marketing & Events
Caro, daughter of a Franco-Algerian mother and a Swiss father, grew up in Switzerland. She is mother of two boys and lives in Zurich. She is co-owner of apparence ag that offer a range of services associated with skilled craftsmanship - plumbing/heating, carpentry, floor layering, painting, plastering, interior work, maintenance work- as well as giving advice and support during the construction phases. However, she has not given up her passion for communication. Whether it be in the sector of crafts or in the field of communication, she continues to provide services in consultation and project management, as well as give strategic, organizational, creative, and implementation support in the monitoring for a variety of projects. She also is the manager of a school organization involved in vocational training processes of P3D, and is Marketing Director of a large Zurich law firm. She speaks German, French and English.
Pedro R. Mor
Board Member - Media Relations
Pedro was born and grew up in Switzerland as son of a Spanish father and a Swiss mother. He is father of 2 sons and lives near Zurich. After studies in Geophysics and a Master in Business Administration at the University of Zurich, he professionally works since more than 20 years in the fields of Public & Media Relations, Corporate, Marketing and Crisis Communications and Public Affairs. After many years as a partner and consultant in an established communication agency he founded in 2014 his own consultancy P. R. Mor Consulting for companies, organizations and individuals in the area of communications and PR, as well as interim management. Part-time work voluntarily in non-profit organizations. Pedro speaks German, English, Spanish and French. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. iur. Patrick Hoch
Board Member - Legal
Patrick is Swiss and grew up in Zurich. He is more than twenty years married to Nicole, also a board member; he is father of two grown daughters. After the acquisition of the patent attorney and after an activity in an established law firm he founded in 1994 together
with two partners, the law firm Schoch Jaeggi Hoch with offices in Zurich and Lucerne. Because of his work he met businessmen from the Middle East, with whom he became friends. Through numerous trips to the Middle East, especially in Syria, he is familiar with the country and people. He is deeply touched by the escalation of the political situation, from which even his friends are affected, and the fate of the population. Patrick speaks German, French, English and Portuguese.
Board Member - Events
Nicole is Swiss and grew up in Feldmeilen. She is married to board member Patrick and mother of two adult daughters. In 2002 Nicole founded in Meilen the furniture and interior design shop Livingdreams, which sells in addition to custom-made furniture for in- and outdoor also unique items from Asia. Nicole owns next to the main company in Meilen a store at a prime location in Zurich and a branch in Majorca. Until the outbreak of the Civil War, she kept a shop in Damascus. Nicole traveled together with Patrick and the children repeatedly to Syria and Jordan; the country and its people have grown fond of her. All the more she is shocked by the development of the civil war in Syria and the countless victims who calls this war. Nicole speaks German, French, English and Italian.
board member - Fundraising - Marketing
Matthias is born in Zug and for long time he was a Media-Enterpreuneur in Zurich. After his studys in Marketing and General Management at the IMD in Lausanne he startet the cinema- and tv sales house Cinecom in Zurich. Cinecom was the exklusive sales-house for cinemas in Switzerland and Austria and also responsable for sales for the TV-Windows of SAT 1, Kabel 1 and 3plus in Switzerland. In 2006 he startet the Doners Organisation for the Zurich Film Festival and there he is still member oft he board. 2008 Matthias sold and left Cinecom and started a new career as an Entrepreuneur. He built up the „Genuss Film Festival“ in Zug and several start-ups where he is active in the Boards. He is living in Zug and Zurich and has one son. He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.
Board Member - Projects - Projectmanagement
Nina was born and raised in Bern. During her studies of law at the university of Berne she was interested in a range of public law themes (international law, human rights etc.) This encouraged her to write her thesis in „Special Needs of Children and their International Protection in Armed Conflict”- children being the most vulnerable population of our world.
Working in an international corporate firm, she gained valuable insights and experiences in various areas of law. After her masters degree she travelled to Lebanon, amongst other places, to observe and learn the complexity of the environment in the field of refugee aid. The aim was to understand the difficulties on site and how local partnerships can be supported in order to find and develop sustainable solutions. Based on those experiences and recognitions it's Nina’s objective to develop practical and tangible solutions for the protection and wellbeing of the refugees. Nina speaks Swiss german, german, english, french and Italian. She currently runs her own business: yoganina.ch.
Anastasia was born in Zurich as half Suisse and half Russian. During her childhood she lived in the boarding school and in foreign countries. After the Bachelor of Law in Bern she decided to go for her big passion, precious stones and estate jewellery.
Since 2015 she is working in this field on her own. She lives between Zurich, New York and Paris.
She speaks German, English and French.