Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Strategic Philanthropy Advisor, Philanthropic & Humanitarian Initiatives

Until 2015, Ms Jestin led the philanthropic activities of the private bank Lombard Odier as the Secretary General of Fondation Lombard Odier and member of the board of Fondation Philanthropia, an umbrella foundation facilitating clients philanthropic engagements.

Having started her career in 1993 as strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Paris, Ms Jestin joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as special advisor to the Secretary General, coordinating the implementation of a worldwide change initiative. She then supported community development in the Middle East and North Africa region. Following that, she worked as Director at FSG Social Impact Advisors, a non-profit consulting group.

Since 2016, she has been an independent consultant in strategic philanthropy, for high net worth individuals, families and foundations.

Karin holds an M.A. in International Management from HEC, and has done graduate work at both Stern School of Management at New York University and the University Luigi Bocconi, Milano, Italy.

Karin is fluent in French, Italian, German, and English.

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