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.

Dr. Dereje WORDOFA
President, SOS Children's Villages International

Ms Beáta JUVANCZ

Vice-President, SOS Children's Villages International

Ms Doris ALBISSER

President of the Board, SOS Children's Villages Switzerland

Ms Aishah Ndanusa AHMAD

Chairperson of the Board, SOS Children's Villages Nigeria

Mr Daniel BARROY

President, SOS Children’s Villages France

Ms Nahed BEN YAHIA RAJHI

Member of the Steering Committee, SOS Children's Villages Tunisia

Mr Pedro Paulo CAMPOS

Chairperson, SOS Children's Villages Brazil

Mr Kārlis DANĒVIČS

Chairperson of the Board, SOS Children's Villages Latvia

Ms Elisabeth GRIEG

Board Member, SOS Children's Villages Norway

Ms PETRA HORN

Member of the Executive Board, HGFD

Mr Rakesh JINSI

President, SOS Children's Villages India

Mr Michael KARLSSON

Chairperson, SOS Children's Villages Sweden

Ms Susan KIAMA

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, SOS Children's Villages Kenya

Mr Andreas KOVAR

Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, SOS Children's Villages Austria

Ms Maria Grazia LANZANI

President, SOS Children's Villages Italy

Mr Lars Henrik MUNCH

Chairperson of the Board, SOS Children's Villages Denmark

Mr Gabi NAHUM

Member of the Board of Directors, SOS Children's Villages Israel

Mr Gordon NZALO
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, SOS Children’s Villages South Africa

Mr Mel Senen SORMIENTO
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees , SOS Children’s Villages Philippines

Mr Luis Roberto URQUIZO MARTINS
Vice - President of the Board, SOS Children’s Villages Bolivia

Mr Philip Willem van VERSCHUER

Vice Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, SOS Children's Villages Netherlands

Mr Kay VORWERK

Member of the Board, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V., SOS Children's Villages Germany

Ex officio: Management Team

Ms Ingrid JOHANSEN

Chief Exective Officer

Mr Steffen BRAASCH

 Chief Financial Officer

Mr Michael PÖLTL

Chief Operating Officer