Founder and President of the foundation is Tatjana Gallist. She was born in 1968 and grew up in Pakistan, St. Lucia, Tortola, Tanzania, Seychelles and Kenya, due to her father working for the United Nations and the Worldbank. After completing secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya, she returned to Europe in 1987 and studied Business Administration in Austria.
Upon graduating from University she began a career in the auditing profession acquiring all necessary titles to become an independent advisor and auditor. In 1995 she started her own consulting business.
Even though dealing with finances and large clients is challenging in an ever changing environment Tatjana’s love for Africa never subsided. Her initial determination to join foreign aid projects after completing University, has now been adapted to a more direct and personal approach by setting up this foundation.
Extended travels to different countries and the contact to various organizations but especially the people have given Tatjana an indepth knowledge of the prevailing conditions that affect people and wildlife locally.