Nyala Productions is a Swiss Association (NGO) founded in 2011 by Thierry Grobet (1973). He is a Franco-Swiss photographer based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Thierry began his career working for various Swiss newspapers during which time he obtained his RP (official Swiss professional certificate) in journalism. He covered themes such as sport, portraits, documentaries, cultural events and more. At the same time Thierry collaborated with the Rolex Awards for Enterprise and over a 10-year period was sent to various countries including Pakistan, France, Thailand and Mexico. He also worked for Helvetas (a Swiss humanitarian organisation) in Africa, in partnership with the Photography School of Vevey, supporting projects lead by Swiss photographers Daniel Baudraz and Luc Chessex.
Thierry decided to leave Switzerland in 2011 to discover Ethiopia, especially its wildlife, living his dream of becoming a wildlife photographer. For him, these activities are his passion and they can also strongly contribute to saving our beautiful planet and all its creatures, including human beings.
That's why Thierry also created NYALA PRODUCTIONS, media for the protection of wildlife. NYALA PRODUCTIONS is a Swiss association and everyone can be a donator and even member if the comitee agrees. For 2012, the comitee is:
President: Thierry Grobet
Vice-president: Thomas Nierle
Finance officer: Julien Grobet
Secretary: Claire Balbo
Currently, Nyala Productions is involved in the project "A wolf for Ethiopia". It is about trying to help saving the Ethiopian Wolf, the most endangered canid and the most threatened carnivore of Africa. For that, a photography book will be made in 2013 (maybe a documentary film as well).