Executive Committee

President of the HFE
Dr Naiken Surennaidoo
M.D, FACS, FEBS, EMBA, MAS Visceral Surgery, FMH General Surgery
Dr Naiken was born in Donetsk, USSR and raised in Mauritius. After completing his ordinary and advance Cambridge certification, he completed his MD in Donetsk University Ukraine. He then worked in the Mauritian public healthcare system after which he moved to Switzerland.
He has a long career at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), where he completed his post-graduation studies in the Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation.
He is holder of a Master of Advanced studies (MAS) in visceral surgery issued by the University of Geneva, the title of Fellow of the European Board of Surgeons (F.E.B.S) from the European Board of Surgery and a Swiss certified FMH-board specialist in general surgery. He is as well a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and hold the FACS recognition. In 2021, he completed an Executive MBA from the University of Geneva.
Dr Naiken is currently the Head of the surgical department and Medical Director of Pôle Santé Vallée de Joux in Swizerland. He remains as Medical Consultant at the HUG, Nyon hospital and Clinique la Prairie in Montreux.He is the Founding President of the Humanitarian for Empowerment Association (HFE).
The President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the decree N595/2022 awarding the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise to Dr Surennaidoo Naiken . This distinction is the highest Order of Ukraine for rewarding foreign citizens. 19 people received this high honor, including the President of the European Commission, Ms. Ursula Von der Leyen, the Italian Prime Minister Mr. Mario Draghi and a number of U.S. officials: Secretary of State Mr. Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Mr. Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden Mr. Jake Sullivan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mr. Mark A. Milley.
Dr Antonino Sgroi studied at the University of Geneva, where he obtained his federal medical degree in 2005.
He began as a scientific work in the gastroenterology laboratory of Professor Antoine Hadengue at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. From October 2005 to 2009, he followed an MD-PhD program in the Surgical Investigations Unit of Professor Leo Bühler and Professor Philippe Morel. Dr. Sgroi also holds the position of internal medical scientist in the Isolation and Cell Transplantation laboratory of Professor Thierry Berney, which isolates and transplants human pancreatic islets in patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
In May 2014, Doctor Sgroi was appointed Internal Physician in the Department of Surgery of the Hospital of Nyon at GHOL; then Head of Clinic from 2015.
Since November 2020, Dr Antonino Sgroi has held the positions of Hospital Physician in the Department of Surgery of the Nyon Hospital at GHOL and Associate Physician of the Proctology Unit at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)
Dr Sgroi is a co-founder of the HFE and occupied the post of Head of the Ethics section. He was then the general secretary of the HFE and during the last election of the general assembly, he was elected as the vice-president of the HFE.
General secretary
Dr Amine Mansouri


Born in Batna in Algeria in 1979, Dr Mansouri did his medical undergraduate studies in Algeria. He completed his post-graduation studies in General surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of Algiers in October 2015.
He later moved to Switzerland where he now holds a Swiss board certification FMH of surgery. He is currently undergoing a another specialisation in thoracic surgery.
His fields of Interests are lung transplantation, lung and thoracic cancer surgery, humanitarian work and international collaboration in the medical field. He is a proud father of two kids and has the wonderful support of his wife Asma.
He is a co-founder of the HFE. He held the post of vice-president till november 2022 and is currently the vice-president.
Bogaru Maria Magdalena


Maria was born in Romania and dis her nursing diploma in Monreal, Canada. She is a registered member of the OIIQ. In 2008 she completed her specialisation in intensive care at the Royal Victoria hospital. She then moved to Switzerland and till 2019 was the head clinical specialised nursing officer of the visceral surgery and urological units. She has then been promoted as coordinator of the surgical department of Nyon hospital in Switzerland. She is a co-founder of the HFE and is the current treasurer.
Welfare & social worker
Kateryna Naiken


Mme Kateryna Naiken was born in Donestk and did her high school there. She met and married Dr Naiken Surennaidoo, the current President Founder of the Humanitarian for Empowerment foundation. She then moved to Mauritius, Rodrigues and finally to Switzerland. She is the mother of three sons and is actually the welfare manager and social assistant of the HFE. She is also one of the co-founders of the association.
Administrative secretary
Claire Bossy


Mrs Bossy has very recently retired from the civil service, where she has spent her career supporting the citizens of a Swiss municipality. Between help with integration and monitoring of administrative files, her mission and duty was to accompany and support the most vulnerable population in their official procedures. She has a great experience in the migration administrative process. She has joined the humanitarian for Empowerment since February 2022. He committed has been lauded and she was awarded with the HFE award of the year for her hardwork.
Communication manager
Valeria Garavaglia Pedroni


With an EMBA in entrepreneurial leadership, she has a 10+ experience in working with fast-growing startups and PMEs within the technology, media, luxury and finance industries. Her expertise includes Marketing Communications, branding, as well as managing cross-functional teams and complex projects.
Financial Manager
Raphaël Bosson


Raphael was born and raised in Switzerland within a family of surgeons. Since his very young age his parents made him discover the medical world. During his high school days, he also worked as help nurse in hospital during his weekends and holidays.
Then he chose to follow his owns steps in studying Chinese language, culture and religion history before joining the Swiss Banking Industry. Among all his achievements he has obtained one of the highest ranked and recognised Swiss financial diploma.
The financial world was not enough and he also wanted to share his experience for a good cause.
In January 2022, when his father and founding member of HFE passed away, Raphael decided to join HFE in order to perpetuate his father legacy and share is financial knowledge with the foundation.
Responsible of public relationship
Sandrine Cikes


Mrs Cikes has a pharmacy background, Sandrine has been working in management for a swiss medical centers group for several years now, and has been supporting HFE by interacting with different health professionals across the world. Being involved in humanitarian work for many years, the late events in the world has naturally led her to join the HFE committee with a deep personal thought: “How can I contribute, at my level, to this foundation which is doing such a wonderful work?”
She was awarded the HFE award of the year for her exceptional contribution and in her speech she expressed the following “I now feel in the right place, and feel gratitude for I like spreading this motivation and energy around me, and passing it on to my children…”
Event manager
Patrizia Bosson-Clementi