Our Governance

The Kering Foundation is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors that is composed of three different colleges: A Founding Members college, a Staff Representative college, and a college of External Experts.

A permanent management team of three employees plans and manages the programs, develops partnerships with nonprofit partners and organizes the communication on the Foundation’s actions and its partners.

Our Board of Directors

Under the chairmanship of Francois-Henri Pinault, the Kering Foundation Board is made up of 13 directors who bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the worlds of business, nonprofit management, the arts and the civic sector. The Board meets twice a year to assess the 5-year strategic direction, validate grant-making over €70,000 per year and ensure proper governance.

François-Henri Pinault

Chairman & CEO of Kering,
Chairman of the Kering Foundation

Salma Hayek Pinault

Actress, consultant and producer

Barbara Abbate

Client Advisor

Francesca Bellettini

President & CEO of Saint-Laurent

Sabina Belli

CEO of Pomellato Group

Claude Chirac

Communications Consultant

Laurent Claquin

Head of Kering Americas

Marie-Claire Daveu

Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering

Valérie Duport

Chief Communications and Image Officer, Kering

Béatrice Lazat

Human Resources Director, Kering

Rosario Perez

President/Owner of RP ADVISORS, LLC

Nazanine Ravaï

Chief of Staff to François Pinault

Cindy Southworth

Head of Women’s Safety, Facebook

Our management team

Under the management of the Executive Director, the team runs the Foundation's day-to-day activities, working closely with non-profit organizations, Kering Houses, and its network of peers.
The management team identifies new grantees through recommendations and fieldwork and works with them to develop programs aimed at combating violence against women. It meets regularly with the grantees to assess and monitor the programs and engages employees to volunteer their skills to benefit its partners.

Twice a year, it presents an update on the implementation strategy, proposes new programs as well as initiatives to enhance the impact of the Foundation to the Board of Directors.

Céline Bonnaire, Executive Director

Céline Bonnaire has worked in non-profit and philanthropy for the past fifteen years. As the Executive Director since the Foundation’s creation in 2008 and in coordination with its Board of Directors, Céline Bonnaire engages the Foundation in long-term partnerships with local organizations in order to develop programs to support women survivors of violence and to improve prevention, working with diverse audiences.

Carly Newman, Project Manager

Carly Newman joined the Kering Foundation in 2017 as Project Manager. She leads efforts to raise awareness externally and internally on violence against women and the Kering Foundation’s partners. Carly works to amplify the visibility of the Foundation and to mobilize the Group’s employees to join this combat that affects 1 in 3 women worldwide.

Sorrel Lucas, International Program Manager

Sorrel Lucas joined the Kering Foundation in 2023. As an International Program Manager, she coordinates and monitors the Foundation’s partnerships with local organizations supporting women survivors and implementing prevention activities. Sorrel particularly focuses on fostering the impact of the Foundation support to put an end to gender-based violence.

Aurore Bourdin, Communication Project Officer

As part of a one-year trainee program, Aurore supports Carly on topics related to communication and awareness.

Marie Letamendia, Partnership Project Officer

As part of a one-year trainee program, Marie supports Sorrel on topics related to the Foundation’s partnerships and impact.