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  • Retired UN Staff Member


Claude Stefanopulos retired from the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2001 after 31 years of active service. During his tenure, he held posts in the Energy and Trade Divisions at the UN Economic Commission for Europe. He was born in Freetown, where he attended primary and secondary school, and read economics at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.






  • Academic Dean & Lecturer

Daniel Gandi has been an academic dean, lecturer in Business Law, and Researcher in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise creation since 1999. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Institute for Higher Management (SIHM) in Vevey, Switzerland.





  • Retired UN staff member

Muriel Janet Lisk took early retirement from the World Health Organization in 2007 after 27 years as Secretary/Administrative Support Staff. She attended the Annie Walsh Memorial School in Freetown and The Oxford and County Secretarial College in the UK.





  • UN staff member

Monica Adjivon has been an Administrative support staff at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva since 1989.  She attended the St. Anthony’s Primary School and St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Freetown, as well as the Crown Secretarial and Business College in the UK.



The Sierra Leone Association in Switzerland and Neighbouring France, “The Salone Association”, aims to promote and sustain human development by supporting charitable causes within Sierra Leone. In 1996 a group of Sierra Leoneans resident in the Canton of Geneva and in neighbouring France (Département de L’Ain), organised a fund-raising dinner and dance. Its proceeds constituted the financial base of the group. In 2002, this organizaton was formally constituted under Swiss Law as the “The Salone Association”.



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