Fundraising, Comms & Marketing Officer
Born in Belgium, Christelle’s roots within Africa began with her grand-parents and parents living many years in Congo. At the age of two, her turn comes to discover a country of many adventures and rainbow colors, South Africa. Christelle enjoyed seven years of her childhood in Johannesburg and three years in Pietermaritzburg. Thanks to her environment, she understood at a young age the importance of a life, regardless of the species. She started questioning herself on the interaction between humans and nature and the effect on the ecosystem. Christelle strongly believes that a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. She has a natural attraction to wildlife conservation related matters. She is also a humanitarian, eager to support local communities, yet also wanting to learn from others. After spending the past 19 years gathering knowledge in different sectors around the world, such as governmental affairs, tourism, HR and animal welfare, Christelle can now put her experience into projects that are close to her heart. She has also lived 20 years in France, 2 years in New Zealand and 6 years in Switzerland, speaking English, French and German.