Key figures and governance

Key figures and governance

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Key figures

  • More than 54,000 young people and families, 32,500 of which in France
  • 195 partner organizations spread throughout
  • 37 countries taking part, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean, South America and Southeast Asia
  • 230 establishments in France
  • More than 5,500 collaborators in France
  • 80 European projects and 18 international solidarity sites
  • 85 training programs in France
  • More than 2,700 young people and 110 adults from Apprentis d’ Auteuil involved in the foundation’s international activities

Governance and functioning

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a French foundation with its headquarters in Paris.Apprentis d’Auteuil reports to the Diocese of Paris and is a registered charity, we are administered by a Board of Directors. The Board sets out major guidelines, approves the budget and ensures a watchful eye on the organisation, financial situation and achievements. The General Management Committee guarantees the direction of the foundation under the authority of the Managing Director and the control of the Board of the Directors. This cooperative form of management constitutes an asset in decision-making in an environment that is becoming more and more complex. The Board of Directors and General Management work with six specialised permanent committees whose members, are notably specialists from outside the foundation.

The Board of Directors


The Board of Directors determine, under the  proposals of the General Management, the guidelines of Apprentis d’Auteuil in terms of education, teaching and pastoral activities as well as the long term development plan. It exercises permanent control of the management process. The Board of Directors is composed of 12 members who serve a 9-year mandate.


  • Bernard Prévost, President
  • Jean-Paul Redouin, Vice-President
  • Paul Malartre, Secretary
  • Pierre Lecocq, treasurer

Other administrators:

  • Bruno Cotte
  • Father Marc Botzung
  • Isabelle Piat-Durozoi
  • Pascal Bourgue
  • Chantal Delsol
  • Joanna Nowicki
  • Father Antoine de Romanet

Government Commissioner: Jean-Guy de Chalvron

General Management

The General Management Committee defines the guidelines and strategies which are validated by the Board of Directors. It is composed of six members appointed by the Board of Directors. They ensure collectively the management of Apprentis d’Auteuil, under the authority of the Managing Director.

  • General Director and director of operations: Nicolas Truelle
  • General representative of the pastoral: Xavier Lepin
  • Chief Administrative Officer in charge of the Department of Management and Resources: Dominique Buet
  • Director of strategy and international matters: André Altmeyer
  • Director of Human Resources: Luc Fossey

The Committees

  • Committee for the care of young people
  • Committee of Seniors
  • Committee of benefactors and partners
  • Audit Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Committee of human resources and staff

Your contact


Mario Fetz - General Representative

Apprentis d’Auteuil Switzerland

Tel: (+41) 79 324 16 95
Mail: mario.fetz(at)

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a deeply committed catholic foundation, recognized as promoting the public interest in France and in more than 50 countries. Thanks to the expertise and experience of the foundation and their partners, Apprentis d’Auteuil have been able to supervise more than 23.000 children in France and almost 20.000 children and families worldwide. Its main goal is to help youth in difficulty by conducting educational projects and to boost their ability to participate in society as full-fledged citizens by promoting training and insertion programs worldwide. In addition to their actions towards helping vulnerable children, Apprentis d’Auteuil and their partners assist struggling parents in their family obligations, with coeducation as the guiding principle. The key purpose is to improve the management of children under their care and to enable them to grow as free and responsible adults. To make a donation for education – Please contact the foundation for underprivileged children Apprentis d’Auteuil.