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FOUNDER

The Karl Kahane Foundation was established in 1991 by the late Karl Kahane as an independent, privately funded, non-political and non-religious charitable foundation, and is based in Switzerland.

Karl Kahane (1920-1993), who served as the President of the foundation until his death, was an Austrian entrepreneur and a close friend of Bruno Kreisky. He supported politicians and peace activists at the time of the first peace talks between Israel and Egypt and acted as a facilitator between the different parties.

 

Kahane said of himself: "I categorise neither my friends nor employees, neither my sympathies nor antipathies according to religion or race". He considered it his duty to be on the side of the weak and to dedicate part of the proceeds from the family companies to not-for-profit organisations.

BOARD

Patricia Kahane
     since 1993, President since 2005

Prof. Dr. Christian Brückner
     since 1993

Alice Kahane
     since 2018

Marie-Rose Kahane
     since 1991, President 1993 - 2005

Reto Lardelli
     since 2003

Matteo Zevi
     since 2018

FOUNDATION TEAM

Roos van Kleef
     Program Manager

Alexandra Vietinghoff-Scheel
     Administrator

Robert Slade
     Program and Administrative Assistant

FUNDING

THEMATIC FOCUS AREAS
  • Accessibility
  • Social Mobility
  • Migration/Integration

 

GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF FOCUS
  • Europe
  • The Middle East
  • North Africa

AMONG
OUR MOST
IMPORTANT
PARTNERS

THE
IMPORTANT
ROLE OF
JUNGBUNZLAUER
HOLDING AG

Without the significant contribution of Jungbunzlauer, owned by the Kahane Family, we would not be able to do our work. Jungbunzlauer continues to hold its place as one of the world’s leading producers of biodegradable key ingredients of natural origin.

Today, the company employs around 1100 people globally with four manufacturing plants and numerous sales offices all over the world.