The Voluntary Solidarity Fund international

Our Trustees

The VSF board is made up of business executives who are all volunteers, they receive no remuneration for their involvement but are solely motivated by the positive impact the VSF will make to thousands of people across the world. This group of people are the first volunteers, establishing the VSF and enabling it to start its work helping the selected organisations.

Prof. Josef Bonnici (Chair)

Former Governor of The Central Bank of Malta and Chairman of the Malta Development Bank
Prof. Josef Bonnici, born 1953. Resident in Malta. Graduated from the University of Malta and Simon Fraser University, Canada. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Malta and member of the European Central Bank Governing Council until June 2016. Currently, he is member of the Audit Committee of the ECB, Professor of Economics at the University of Malta, and member of the Scientific Committee of Vatican-based FONDAZIONE CENTESIMUS ANNUS PRO PONTIFICE. He is also Chairman of the Malta Development Bank since the end of 2017.

Pascal Duval

Global Head of Retail Solutions, Amundi
Born 1962, Pascal is a French national living in London since 2001. Pascal has had a 32 year career as an investment professional, servicing the largest pension funds, sovereign funds, and financial institutions. For the last 22 years Pascal held various senior positions with Russell Investments, being appointed CEO for Europe for 5 years (2012-2016) and a member of the Executive Committee. Currently he is Global Head of Retain Solutions, Amundi. Pascal holds a BA in Law, is graduated from Sciences-Po, Paris, and from INSEAD.

Domingo Sugranyes Bickel

Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, born 1945. Resident in Madrid. Graduated from Fribourg University, Switzerland. CFO and Executive Vice-Chairman of MAPFRE insurance group until 2008. From 2009 to 2019, he was the Chairman of Vatican-based FONDAZIONE CENTESIMUS ANNUS PRO PONTIFICE.

Mgr Claudio Maria Celli

President of “Comunità Domenico Tardini”
Claudio Maria Celli (born 20 July 1941), is an Italian Archbishop. He’s the President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and of the Vatican Film Library.
Archbishop Celli was born in Rimini, and ordained to the priesthood on 19 March 1965. He graduated from the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1966. He is Ph.B. (Bachelor of Philosophy), S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology), and J.C.D. (Doctor of Canon Law).
In 1990, he became Undersecretary of the Relations with States Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State.
On 16 December 1995, he was appointed Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See and Titular Archbishop of Civitanova. He received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 1996 from Saint John Paul II, with Archbishops Giovanni Battista Re and Jorge María Mejía serving as co-consecrators.
Pope Benedict XVI named him President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications on 27 June 2007 (until 2016).
Now, he is a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and collaborator of the Vatican Secretariat of State.
Since 2019, Archbishop Celli is the President of “Comunità Domenico Tardini” Non-profit Foundation, which manages the University College “Villa Nazareth” of Rome.

Count Lorenzo Rossi di Montelera

Chairman of the Board of Gestofi S.A.
Count Lorenzo Rossi di Montelera, born in 1940. Resident in Coppet (Switzerland). Graduated from Turin University (Italy). Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Martini & Rossi International until 2008, Chairman of the Board of Birks Group (Canada) since 1992 to 31.12.2016, Chairman of the Board of Gestofi S.A. (Geneva) to date, Chairman of Fondazione Centesimus Annun Pro Pontifice since 1997 to 2009.

Lord Dan Brennan

Lord Dan Brennan QC is a practising barrister in London and has wide legal, business and political contacts internationally. He is a member of the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Bars and is an Honorary member of the Bar of Mexico. He has been a member of the House of Lords of the UK for some 20 years and has served on a number of its major Committees. He was President of the Catholic Union of Great Britain for many years and has also served as a trustee of the Archdiocese of Westminster. Currently Chairman of Global Financial Integrity, and member of the Advisory Group of Religions for Peace.

Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi

Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi is the Vice Chairman of the Institutional Client Group (EMEA), Citigroup. From 2013 to 2018 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Holdings. Francesco is the former Chairman of Citibank Europe PLC. and serves on various Boards, including Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Francesco is a Finance graduate of the American University in Washington DC and obtained his MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University in 1983.

Michael Bray (Secretary)

Michael is a UK national born in 1947 and resident in London. Michael graduated from Liverpool University in law and has over 40 years’ experience as a banking lawyer in London. From 1976 to 2014, Michael was a partner at Clifford Chance and was global managing partner from 1999 to 2002. Since then, Michael has been a partner in Grimaldi Studio Legale. Michael is also a member of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide.”

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The VSF receives no public funding, it relies on donations from people like you. If you would like to get involved beyond your donation, join us. Make the difference. Contribute your time and business knowledge through mentoring and volunteering programmes.