AFS Switzerland

Luc Estapé

Luc Estapé is Executive Director of AFS Switzerland and a board member for Intermundo, the umbrella organization of nonprofit youth exchange organizations in Switzerland. Luc is a turnaround specialist and has worked as a consultant for Ericsson, the Swiss government on projects in Latvia and Lithuania, and for KPMG in Kyrgyzstan. He also worked in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and as a business manager at the Swiss chemical company Lonza. Luc is experienced in nonprofits and public-private partnerships.The Estapé family has served as an AFS Host Family. Luc holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Business Administration from the University HSG in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Rosario Gutierrez

AFS Colombia

Rosario Gutierrez

Rosario Gutierrez is Partner Director of AFS Colombia. Prior to AFS, Rosario was Manager of Education and Communication at OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos) and a Professor at Javeriana University. She also served as Board Member at Fundación Milenium, an NGO for Development and Education. Rosario is a committed advocate of intercultural learning serving as a member of the AFS Intercultural Learning International Committee and a panelist at various international forums on education and global citizenship.


AFS Japan

Junko Kawano

Junko has served as the Partner Director for AFS Japan since July 2017. After working for the advertising industry, she joined AFS in 1992 as the Regional and Program Coordinator. During 2000-2007, she served as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager, and 2007-2017, the Program Director. She has joined the AFS international program operation committees several times and is experienced in program development through several government projects. Junko graduated from Tsuda University, Tokyo in 1988. She was an AFS student herself in 1981-82 from Japan to Australia.


AFS Argentina and Uruguay

Juan Medici

Juan Medici is the Partner Director of AFS Argentina and Uruguay and a former board member of the Sentio Global Education Network. He previously served as the Finance Director of AFS Argentina and a teacher of Corporate Finance at Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Juan also has experience working in the private sector, including for Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers), Johnson & Johnson, and CNP Assurances. Juan is an AFS alumnus. Juan has a Master’s Degree in Finance from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).

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AFS Austria

Ingeborg Suppin-Fabisch

Ingeborg has served as the Partner Director for AFS Austria since January 2015. She started working for AFS in June 1996 as the Sending Coordinator and from 1998 until 2011 as Program Director. From 2011 until 2014 she was responsible for Organizational Development and Marketing at AFS Austria. She holds a Master’s degree in political science, history and sociology from the University of Vienna and received a scholarship to Cornell University for her thesis on the Amish. In 2011 she completed an MBA, specializing in Marketing & Sales at the WU Executive Academy in Vienna. She has hosted AFS students and has sent her daughter abroad with AFS.


AFS Denmark

Ulrik Wehner

Ulrik Wehner is Partner Director of AFS Denmark. Ulrik began his career in social work and health care, including serving as the Deputy Director of a home for abused and neglected children. He then moved into the international exchange field, first as the Assistant National Director of Youth For Understanding in Denmark. Ulrik is currently on the boards of Naturama natural history museum  and Fjord and Baelt, a marine life research and experience center. Ulrik is an AFS Alumnus and former Board Member of  AFS Denmark. He holds a Diploma in Leadership at University College Lillebaelt.