Irene M. Staehelin (Founder and President):  Anthropologist with broad interests in Southern Africa, initiator and principal donor of !Khwa ttu, the San Culture & Education Centre, lives in the Canton of Thurgau in Switzerland

Hans Feldmann (Founding member and Secretary): 
Lawyer with private practice specialized in foundation and tax laws, lives in Gumligen near Berne, Switzerland

Hendrik Hoeck (Founding member):
Biologist with practical experiences in research and nature preservation, works as an international consultant in the fields of wildlife biology, ecology, conservation and tourism, lives in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Elisio Macamo (Founding member):
Professor of African studies at the University
of Basel, Switzerland