International Senate

The International Senate is comprised of 20 representative members from the General Assembly, plus the President and the Vice-President. Four continents are represented, as are the eight member associations that make the largest financial contributions to the international activities of the federation.

Meeting annually, the Senate has several functions. These include formulating policy changes and drawing up of procedural guidelines. The current Senate was elected at the SOS Children’s Villages International General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria, in June 2016.

Three Senate Committees have specific tasks in terms of programme and financial auditing, as well as leadership selection.

Mr Siddhartha KAUL
President, SOS Children's Villages International

Dr Gitta TRAUERNICHT

Vice-President, SOS Children's Villages International;
Board Member, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V., SOS Children's Villages Germany

Ms Eva AMBACHER

Member of the Supervisory Board of SOS Children’s Villages Austria

Mr Robert AMGWERD

Vice-President of the Board, SOS Children's Villages Switzerland

Mr Mikhail BARRANIKOV

President, SOS Children's Villages Russia

Mr Daniel BARROY

President, SOS Children's Villages France

Mr Yousra CHAIBI

President, SOS Children's Villages Tunisia

Mr Norawat CHAROEN-RAJAPARK

President, SOS Children’s Villages Thailand

Ms Martha ESCALERA GUZMAN

President, SOS Children's Villages Mexico

Mr Michael KARLSSON

Chairman, SOS Children's Villages Sweden

Ms Mariza KATAVIĆ

President, SOS Children's Villages Croatia

Ms Maria Grazia LANZANI

President, SOS Children's Villages Italy

Ms Maria Angeles LAPENA

President, SOS Children's Villages Philippines

Mr Lars Henrik MUNCH

Chairman, SOS Children's Villages Denmark

Dr Martin ODUOR-OTIENO

Chairman, SOS Children's Villages Kenya

Mr Israel Titi OFEI

Board member, SOS Children's Villages Ghana

Mr Francesc Torralba ROSELLO

Board member, SOS Children's Villages Spain

Mr Maximo P. SPERONI

President, SOS Children's Villages Argentina

Mr Halvor STENSTADVOLD

Chairman, SOS Children's Villages Norway

Mr Kay VORWERK

Chairman, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V., SOS Children's Villages Germany

Mr Wilfried VYSLOZIL

Chairman, SOS-Kinderdörfer Weltweit Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds, SOS Children's Villages Germany



Nomination awaited

Board member, SOS Children's Villages Netherlands

Ex officio: Management Team

Mr Norbert MEDER

Chief Executive Officer, interim Chief Operating Officer

Mr Steffen BRAASCH

Chief Financial Officer

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