The function of an advisory board is to offer assistance to enterprises with anything from marketing to managing human resources to influencing the direction of regulators. FAAVM advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management. The informal nature of our advisory board gives greater flexibility in structure and management compared to the board of directors.

Raphael Louis Biographic Profile
Raphael Louis Biographic Profile


FAAVM governance is the system of rules, practices, and processes by which our firm is directed and controlled. Our governance essentially involves balancing the interests of our  organization's many stakeholders, such as shareholders, senior management executives, customers, suppliers, financiers, the government, and the community.


The Supreme Council is the highest constitutional authority of the FAAVM, being the highest legislative and executive body. It establishes general policies and sanctions legislation. It is the First  Authority in terms of ranking in the hierarchy of the FAAVM Constitution: Supreme Council, President and Vice President.

Humanitarian Assistance is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made crises and disasters caused by natural hazards, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for when such situations occur. FAAVM Humanitarian assistance platform is governed by the key humanitarian fundamental principles of: humanity, impartiality, fairness, self-determination,  neutrality and independence. The FAAVM Movement aims to help save lives, maintain the dignity of those affected, and alleviate human suffering resulting from conflict situations, acute food insecurity and natural disasters by providing appropriate, timely and effective assistance through global partnership building.

FAAVM's Humanitarian Leadership Concept 

FAAVM Notable & Prominent Global Goodwill Ambassadors

Humanitarian Action


Raphael Louis

Founder , President & CEO

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Christine Bissonnette

President of The FAAVM International

Commission for Women (ICW)

Humanitarian agencies work at the front lines of crisis, and play a critical role in relief and recovery form major international disasters. Leaders of humanitarian agencies must not only understand the complex local landscape in which they are operating, they must also possess in-depth knowledge of the international humanitarian system, of international humanitarian law in situations of armed conflict, and they must exhibit the skills required of any successful leader.

To strengthen the coordination of   FAAVM's humanitarian effective and functional platform, we focus our  work on four principles:

  • Promoting dialogue and building consensus among humanitarian partners on key normative issues relating to humanitarian assistance;
  • Expanding the pool of potential Humanitarian Coordinators;
  • Improving the leadership and coordination skills of Humanitarian Coordinators and Volunteers  and
  • Ensuring that Humanitarian and Resident Coordinators get the support they need to be effective.

FAAVM's Humanitarian Leadership works towards addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Through teaching, research, policy development and innovation for the humanitarian sector they are better serving communities affected by crisis with more responsive, efficient and relevant actions. .