As Senior Vice President from Europe, and as Chair of the International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, Stéphane Teicher serves on the Executive Board of Directors.
Teicher’s history with B’nai B’rith spans nearly four decades. He became a B’nai B’rith member in 1979 and founded the TSEDEK Lodge in Paris with his wife, Betty. He was elected president in 1981 and 1982 and again in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Teicher and his wife also helped found the HANOUKA Lodge in Paris, where he served as its first president.
Additionally, Teicher is a permanent representative of B’nai B’rith to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris and has also advocated on behalf of B’nai B’rith for Israel at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Teicher has helped organize meetings with Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay and former Director-General Irina Bokova. He has also participated in UNESCO’s NGO forums in Querétaro, Mexico; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Tunis, Tunisia.
Teicher has held several leadership positions within the organization including, B’nai B’rith France vice president, lodge president, district officer and a member of the Executive Board of Directors and Board of Governors. He has also been a member of the B’nai B’rith French Bureau of International Affairs since 2010, and an advisor to B’nai B’rith France on international relations. Teicher has also served as a member of the District 19 Executive Committee (Continental Europe) from 1984 to 1990,and is a past member of the Executive Committee of B’nai B’rith Europe 2016/2018.
Teicher also earned the 1988 Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award, named for the youngest person to achieve the office of international president of B’nai B’rith. The award goes to individuals under 45 who have demonstrated outstanding service to the totality of B’nai B’rith and have worked to achieve the goals of the B’nai B’rith Young Leadership program. The honor has proven a good measure of future achievement in B’nai B’rith, as many presidents and top organizational leaders have won the Label A. Katz award.
Teicher retired in 2016 as the president and general manager of several trade associations and European business federations from the paper and packaging industry.