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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chairman

FRANCESCO SILENZI

Francesco is a Pediatrician. He works in the Emergency Department and at the Pediatric Trauma Center of the Meyer Hospital in Florence. Since 2011 he has been part of the multidisciplinary team against abuse and mistreatment of childhood and adolescence. Since 2020 he has been a board member of the C.I.S .M A I. Italian Coordination of Services against Child Maltreatment and Abuse and a member of the leading international organisations in the field of Child Protection.
Francesco has had a  great passion for Ethiopia for over 15 years. First in a personal capacity and then as president and founder of "Engera". Together with friends, colleagues, nurses, midwives, and volunteers, he carries out and coordinates missions several times a year in rural areas of Ethiopia to protect maternal and child health. He has always felt a commitment to protect the weakest, which has deepened professionally and personally over time.

Vice Chairman

GIUSEPPE INDOLFI

Giuseppe is an active paediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics. He started his activity in Ethiopia in 2005. He considers Ethiopia his second home. Passion and science are the underlying motives of his clinical work with Ethiopian children.

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Treasurer

FILIPPO BIANCO

Filippo is a Managing Director for UBS Investment bank with broad responsibilities across Europe. He holds four degrees in Business Administration and speaks five languages fluently. Filippo has lived across Europe and US but also extensively travelled in more than 90 countries.Filippo travelled for the first time in Ethiopia in 2011, and since then, he has collaborated with Engera. He brings passion, a love for Africa and international experience. He is married with three children.

Secretary

COLLEEN MCKENNA

Colleen McKenna serves as executive director of the AJA Foundation. She is a strategic and innovative marketing professional with more than 20 years of diverse experience spanning the tech and non-profit sectors. She is a skilled leader with a proven track record of designing and implementing integrated marketing programs and global public relations strategies to engage consumers.

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