Eric Berseth

Philanthropy Advisors

After several years in finance and business development, Eric decided to dedicate the skills he acquired in the private sector to the humanitarian sector. He spent 7 years on emergency operation on the field with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and then with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in acute crisis contexts such as the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Chad, Sudan (Darfur), Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti or Cambodia. Different missions have seen him at top management positions dealing mainly with project and team management, giving him crucial expertise in situational analysis, the setting up of intervention strategies, as well as in programme planning and execution. 


In 2011, he co-founded PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, a consulting firms advising major donors (UHNWI, Companies, Foundations) in the fulfilment of their philanthropic aspirations, with the objective to fill the gaps between the donor community and the humanitarian actors to enhance the impact of humanitarian project on vulnerable populations. As Executive Director, he manages the relations with all clients, and ensures that their philanthropic aspirations and strategies are valued by and in harmony with the work of the operational team.