ChangeNOW 2021


Pascale de la Frégonnière

Cartier Philanthropy

Strategic Advisor to the Board


Pascale de la Frégonnière – Strategic Advisor to the Board, Cartier Philanthropy Pascale joined Cartier in July 2013 to launch Cartier Philanthropy, a grant-making foundation committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable. Under her leadership, the foundation has invested CHF 65M to support impact-driven non-profit organisations operating in over 20 countries. Pascale’s two decades' work in humanitarian and development efforts proved an invaluable background for her work in philanthropy. She began her career as an intern at the UN in New York and soon found herself on the team of the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Mogadishu, Somalia. She later joined UNICEF in Baghdad, Iraq, and later was back on the team to lead donor relations for the USD 100M Iraq country programme. She also took part in on-the-ground efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Between stints on the ground, much of her work focused on raising the funds to support UNICEF’s operations in Beirut and in France and managing funding relations with field offices in Africa and South-East Asia. In her seven years at Cartier Philanthropy, Pascale and her team have established a data-driven and outcome-oriented approach, focusing on effective interventions to provide access to basic services and livelihood solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

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