Trustees are appointed by the board of trustees. The trustees meet several times annually either in person or holding frequent e-mail meetings to administrate the funds and assess grant applications. One trustee is assigned to each sub fund as Liaison person, effectively guiding the board of trustees through the process of approving or refusing the grant application.

Voting Trustees
  • Daniel Edelshaim, Canada
  • José Alberto (Zeca) Giorgi, Brazil
  • Jukka Kangaslahti, Finland
  • Junko Imanishi, Japan
  • Mona El Shibiny, Egypt
  • Vicki A. Tejada, USA
  • Wijnand Dickhoff, Netherlands
  • Chair- Mona El Shibiny, Egypt
  • Treasurer- Vicki A. Tejada, USA
Honorary Trustees (non-voting)
  • Joseph Banks, USA/UK
  • Shin-il Chun, Korea

Statement of Responsibilities

Charity law requires the Trustees to prepare financial statements for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the charity and of its financial activities for that period.

In preparing those financial statements the Trustees are required to:

  • Select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently
  • Make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent
  • State whether the policies adopted are in accordance with Statement of Recommended Practice “Accounting by Charities” and with applicable accounting standards, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements
  • Prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to assume that the charity will continue in business

The Trustees are responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose, with reasonable accuracy at any time, the financial position of the charity and to enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Charities Act 2000.

They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud or other irregularities.