Headquarters Staff

The following list includes a quick description of the tasks of each staff member. If you wish to send an e-mail to one of them, simply click on the corresponding name.

Henk Sterk
Executive Director

  • General management of the Headquarters
  • Representation of the WWC
  • Support to WWC governing bodies

Administrative & institutional pole

picture of Valerie Bistagne

Valérie Bistagne
Administrative and Finance Director

  • Human resources
  • Administrative Management
  • Finances
  • Legal affairs
  • Official documents translation
Karim Adgharouamane

Karim Adgharouamane
Administrative and Finance Officer

  • Assistant to the Administrative & Financial Director
  • Bookkeeping, cost accounting
  • Relations with suppliers
Laurent Grube

Laurent Grube
IT Officer

  • IT-Management
  • Tools development
Valerie Sarfati

Valérie Lydon
Team PA

  • Personal assistant to the Executive Director
  • Logistics and organization of international and institutional events
  • Administration and maintenance of membership
  • HQ travel arrangements
Mariem Khemiri

Mariem Khemiri
Membership, Communication and Administrative Assistant 

  • Membership Analysis, Development and Support
  • Communications and Public relations Outreach and Services
  • Administration, Management and Task Forces Support

Communications pole

Carole Schaal Cornillet

Carole Schaal Cornillet
Public Relations and Membership Officer

  • Membership coordination and development
  • Media and public relations
  • VIP and donor relations
Alba Glass

Alba Glass
Communications Officer

  • Web & Newsletter management
  • Communications, marketing and PR activities
  • Contact for World Water Forum communication activities
  • Translations
  • Coordination of the King Hassan & Kyoto Prizes
Fabien Canale

Fabien Canale
Communications and IT assistant

  • Website integration 
  • SEO 
  • Communication tasks support



Thematic & political pole

Daniele Gaillard-Picher

Danielle Gaillard Picher
Institutional Relations and Thematic Policy Manager

  • Management of the Council’s thematic and political programmes
  • Relationship building with key members and partners
  • Supporting the selection, negotiation process, governance and management of the World Water Forums
Kevin Chretien

Kevin Chrétien
Project Officer

  • Thematic review
  • Coordination of the Local Authorities’ process / Istanbul Water Consensus
  • Coordination of the Youth delegates
Allelign Zeru

Allelign Zeru
Project Officer

  • Coordinate projects and manage consultants for water & green growth projects
  • Coordinate and lead programmes development on water & energy, water & disaster, climate change & reservoirs, water & sanitation
  • Support Science & Technology Process of 7th World Water Forum



Cara Flowers

Cara Flowers
Project Officer

  • Coordination of Local Authorities Process and the Istanbul Water Consensus
  • Coordination of Parliamentarian Process 
  • Political Policy Engagement
Afonso Do Ó

Afonso Do Ó
Project Officer

  • Coordinate and manage projects on water & agriculture and water & food security
  • Coordinate and lead program development on the human right to water, water for health & nature, transboundary issues, and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Support Regional Process of 7th World Water Forum