Our dedicated teams of 600 #EverydayHeroes work with various partners to ensure that we can give these children and families our best at all times.


Executive Management

  • Executive Director: Mr. Sébastien Marot
  • Deputy Director: Ms. Kanchan Kapoor


Technical Coordinators

Our team of dedicated Technical Coordinators (TCo’s) provides expert technical advice across a range of disciplines (including social work, drugs etc) to our program teams. They travel across the world ensuring that our teams are supported to deliver best practice services.

  • Head of Partnerships & Technical Support: Mr. Sébastien Le Mouellic
  • Senior Advisor Savings Lives: Mr. John Statham
  • Senior Advisor Building Futures: Ms. Céline Trublin


Finance, Human Resources and Fundraising

Our Finance, HR, Grants & Fundraising team support all our programs and projects staff and financial resources, and ensure the ongoing sustainability of our work.

  • Head of Finance and Human Resources: Ms. Kanchan Kapoor
  • International HR Coordinator: Mr. Marko Ivkovic
  • International Grants Coordinator / Fund Development: Ms. Patricia Stuchberry



The Communication team (including the IT and Design teams) enable effective communications within all parts of the organization and also ensure that the world knows about Friends and the work it does.

  • International Coordinator: Mr. James Sutherland


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • International Coordinator: Ms. Irene S. Leung


Friends Programs

Friends Program teams deliver services directly – on the streets, in communities, and in drop-in, education and training centers. They save lives, build futures and work to prevent more young people becoming pushed to the margins of society.

Our Program Directors are:

  • Kaliyan Mith Phnom Penh Coordinator: Mr. Phang Chanda (94 co-workers)
  • Kaliyan Mith Siem Reap: Ms. Ampor Sam-Oeun (128 co-workers)
  • Mith Samlanh Phnom Penh: Ms. Somaya Map (276 co-workers)
  • Peuan Peuan Bangkok and Aranyaprathet: Ms. Vuthaya Charoenpol (22 co-workers)
  • Peuan Mit Vientiane and Luang Prabang: Ms. Ketsone Philaphandet (79 co-workers)
  • Teman Baik Jakarta: Mr. Ari Widodo (8 co-workers)
  • Friends-International Switzerland: Emmanuelle Werner Gillioz (1 co-worker)


ChildSafe Movement

Our ChildSafe team works to ensure that communities are enabled to best protect their children. From grassroots networks in urban areas to the global travel arena, ChildSafe raises awareness of our shared responsibility to protect our children, and trains and equips individuals and organizations to meet those responsibilities.

  • International ChildSafe Communities Coordinator: Mr. Khemreth Vann (Tito)
  • International ChildSafe Movement Coordinator: Ms. Valérie Sfeir


ChildSafe Alliance

The ChildSafe Alliance team supports our alliance members, helping them to increase their impact and provide the best possible services to marginalized young people across the world.

  • Head of Partnerships & Technical Support: Mr. Sébastien Le Mouellic
  • ChildSafe Alliance Coordinator for Southeast Asia: Mr. Vuthy Reth
  • ChidSafe Alliance Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa: Mr. Mohamed Sami


Friends Social Business

The Friends Social Business team helps us to reduce donor dependency and to become more sustainable as an organization through our social businesses such as shops and training restaurants. These social businesses support families to keep their children in school by training and finding employment to caregivers in production skills.

  • Head of Social Business: Mr. Nikolai Schwarz


Friends-International Board

The Board is currently composed of:

  • Chairperson:Mr. Wilfried Schneider
  • Treasurer:Mr. Len Coster
  • Secretary:Mr. Denis Marot
  • Members:Ms. Birgit Aßmann
  • Mr. Michael Gilmore
  • Ms. Vivian Gee
  • Honorary Board Member:Mr. Winston Mc Colgan