Fondation Hirondelle: the leadership changes, but the convictions remain the same
Jean-Marie Etter, CEO of Fondation Hirondelle and one of its three co-founders with Philippe Dahinden and François Gross, retired at the end of 2016. Caroline Vuillemin, previously Chief Operating Officer, took over from him as CEO on January 1, 2017, with Xavier de Bruyn becoming Editorial and Operating Officer and Philippe Bovey taking up the post of Secretary General supervising all support, administrative, financial, logistical and security services. This new management team is supported by Nicolas Boissez, previously a program manager, who now moves into the new post of Communications and External Relations Officer.
Since 1995 Fondation Hirondelle has been creating or supporting independent news media in crisis zones and countries in transition. Millions of people all over the world now place their trust in the news it provides, to help them deal with the most important problems of their daily lives.