The Fondation is governed by its Governing Board.

Thanks to their varied professional experience, the board members contribute their complementary skills sets and knowledge to the Fondation as well as to the organisations receiving support.

Our Fondation’s Governing Board consists of four members :


Mr Claude Demole
“After a career entirely devoted to managing the assets of wealthy individuals, I felt the need to take care of the most disadvantaged. Fondation Albatros enables me to fulfil this aspiration in optimal conditions thanks to the support of my family.” 


Mrs Solange Demole
“We wanted to discover the world of humanitarian organisations as a family, and support it by giving time and financial support. For us as parents, it meant opening up our lives to the new dimensions of solidarity and mutual support. For all of our children who wished, it was an opportunity to raise their awareness of the needs of the most disadvantaged populations, and to discover the real challenges of our times, before they reached retirement age.” 


Mme. Catherine Plojoux
“How can we help the most disadvantaged and in particular children? Responding to the needs of others, with the aim of achieving self-realisation, is what my work as a psychiatrist has always been about in my mind. For me, the time has come to use my knowledge of dynamic processes and interaction in systemic analysis and circular causality, to help the most disadvantaged children achieve autonomy. I realised that Foundation ALBATROS and its objectives effectively does this, and was therefore in line with my aspirations.” 

M. Olivier Plojoux
“At the end of my career but still passionate about the relationships with others, I thought that the knowledge gained during my medical career could be congruent with the objectives of Foundation Albatros.  The time has come for me to devote my spare time and my skills to an organisation that is particularly involved with children around the world.” 


Valentine Demole was appointed Operational Director of the Fondation in December 2012.

To assume this responsability, Mrs Valentine Demole resigned from the Governing Board in June 2013.

“I have been motivated by a spirit of solidarity and mutual assistance for many years. My involvement with the Fondation Albatros is the culmination of a long involvement and many experiences in the area of social work. [suite] Working in a family philanthropic organisation turned the dream I had since I was a teenager into a reality. Being active in philanthropy gives me the opportunity to meet exceptional and admirable people who are a daily source of inspiration to me.” [/suite]