Who We Are
established as a limited company under Swiss law,
registered in the Canton of Vaud. Its accounts are audited
on a yearly basis by an independent Swiss accounting firm.
The company functions as a loose association of consultants
who join HDN for specific assignments, selected for their
competence and knowledge, and their expertise and skills in
relation to the consultancy.
Since the end of 2009, the firm is solely owned and managed
by John Horekens, an independent consultant who has spent
some forty years in humanitarian and development work with
the United Nations and the International Red Cross, at
Headquarters and in Field postings, as well as in
consulting work. He has worked in a variety of assignments
from programme operations and field coordination to
resource mobilization and external relations, to strategic
development and change management, to the coordination and
facilitation of conferences and meetings.