Our Team

Denis von der Weid

Founder of Antenna Foundation

A doctor in law from the University of Fribourg, and graduate of INSEAD, the international business school based in Fontainebleau, Denis von der Weid left Switzerland for Colombia to focus on the issues of North-South and hunger. Upon his return to Fribourg, he taught development economics and set up a organisation in the same field, and was called upon to teach in Fontainebleau. Several years ensued in the management of Sandoz, before returning to the field, in India. In 1984, he set up Antenna, as an association, as a network of lawyers – and as a supplier of clandestine radio transmitters to assist human rights activists in a number of countries. By 1989, the organisation had metamorphosed into Antenna Technologies to build up the role of scientific research in the struggle against extreme poverty.

Abel Silva

Finance and administration manager

Anne-Laure Cavin

Co-responsible for the Medicines Program

Antonio Paone

Head of R&D, Energy, Water & Hygiene Program

Bertrand Graz

Doctor, Research and academis teaching, Medicines Program

Céline Perino

Communication and Fundraising manager

Daria Robinson


Dulce Probst


Fanny Boulloud

Coordinator Water & Hygiene Program (Asia)

Jérôme Voillat

Coordinator Water & Hygiene Program and Commercial strategy

Joël Jeanloz

Project Manager, Energy Program

Julian Tugwell

AgroEcology Program Manager

Mami Daba Fam

Manager of R&D, Water & Hygiene Program

Manon Renfer

Project coordinator and communication

Marc-Antoine Menneguerre

Logistic and commercial distribution manager

Mariana Veauvy

R&D project manager

Marwah Al Anbaki

Pharmacist, MPH, Program Medicines

Olivier Starkermann

Project Manager, Energy program

Olivia Kohli

Office manager, Civil Service coordinator and RH assistant

Pierre-Gilles Duvernay

Program Coordinator Water&Hygiene (Africa) and Technical Advisor

Raphael Graser

Safe Water Toolbox coordinator

Renata Nogueira

Co-responsible for the Medicines Program