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Amadeus Capital Partners

Andrea-Traversone

Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners
Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners Andrea joined Amadeus in 1998 and is a partner focusing on the mobile sector. He is the Amadeus representative for Kreditech, an online credit scorer and lender foc ...
Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners Andrea joined Amadeus in 1998 and is a partner focusing on the mobile sector. He is the Amadeus representative for Kreditech, an online credit scorer and lender focussing on emerging markets, and leads the Amadeus Digital Prosperity Fund investment activities. Andrea also serves on multiple boards (Igenomix, Travelstart and ip.access).  Andrea started his career as a financial auditor at a chain of resort hotels in Costa Rica, rising to become head of operations, finance and development. Andrea holds an MBA from Cambridge University and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
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StartupBRICS.com

Samir Abdelkrim

Entrepreneur and consultant StartupBRICS.com
Samir Abdelkrim is an entrepreneur, writer and consultant with StartupBRICS.com, a blog specialising in innovation in emerging countries. He also writes a Tech blog for Le Monde Afrique. Since 2014, t ...
Samir Abdelkrim is an entrepreneur, writer and consultant with StartupBRICS.com, a blog specialising in innovation in emerging countries. He also writes a Tech blog for Le Monde Afrique. Since 2014, thanks to #TECHAfrique, he has focused on around 20 ecosystems for nurturing African start-ups.
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Al Amana

Fouad Abdelmoumni

CEO Al Amana
Fouad Abdelmoumni is an economist, holds a diploma in development economics from the Mohammed V University in Rabat and an MBA-equivalent diploma from the Institut supérieur de commerce et d’administr ...
Fouad Abdelmoumni is an economist, holds a diploma in development economics from the Mohammed V University in Rabat and an MBA-equivalent diploma from the Institut supérieur de commerce et d’administration des entreprises in Casablanca. Fouad Abdelmoumni was formerly Vice President of the Moroccan Human Rights Association and is still very involved in Morocco’s civil society. He has been CEO of Al Amana since it was founded in 1997 and also sits on several boards of directors.
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CEPN

Philippe Abecassis

Senior lecturer, Université Paris 13 CEPN
Philippe Abecassis is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Université Paris 13 Nord and is part of the University’s economics research unit (CEPN). His research focuses on the pharmaceutical industry where ...
Philippe Abecassis is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Université Paris 13 Nord and is part of the University’s economics research unit (CEPN). His research focuses on the pharmaceutical industry where he tackles the overlapping relations and influence of firms on medical drugs policy and decision-making and seeks to analyse the underlying factors and interests at work.
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AFD

Adrien Absolu

Health & Social Welfare Project Manager AFD
For the past five years, Adrien Absolu has been heading up a range of projects funded by AFD in the healthcare products sector: construction of a new medicine purchasing centre in the Palestinian Terr ...
For the past five years, Adrien Absolu has been heading up a range of projects funded by AFD in the healthcare products sector: construction of a new medicine purchasing centre in the Palestinian Territories, deployment of a new manufacturing unit for yellow fever vaccines in liaison with Institut Pasteur in Dakar, support for research into the treatment of neglected tropical diseases, etc. Adrien is a graduate of IEP de Strasbourg and ESSEC business school and holds a Master’s degree in Public health from Nancy Faculty of Medicine.
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Ghana Home Loans

Dominic Adu

Co-founder Ghana Home Loans
Dominic Adu co-founded Ghana Home Loans, the leading residential mortgage finance provider in Ghana, in 2006. He previously acquired private equity experience working for ten years as an investment pr ...
Dominic Adu co-founded Ghana Home Loans, the leading residential mortgage finance provider in Ghana, in 2006. He previously acquired private equity experience working for ten years as an investment principal with Actis, a UK-based emerging markets private equity fund manager. He was responsible for major investments in West Africa. Dominic is an economics graduate from the Universities of Manchester and London and a qualified chartered accountant.
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Armstrong Asset Management

Andrew Affleck

Founder and Managing Partner Armstrong Asset Management
Andrew Affleck is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management, and the co-chair of the Asia chapter of Climate Markets Investment Association (CMIA). Previously, he was CEO of Low C ...
Andrew Affleck is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management, and the co-chair of the Asia chapter of Climate Markets Investment Association (CMIA). Previously, he was CEO of Low Carbon Investors Ltd, a global clean energy fund management group, and responsible for private equity investment at Devonshire Capital. He has 24 years of asset management and investment banking experience in Asia, and has specialized in clean energy for the last eight years.
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Tufts University

Jenny Aker

Assistant Professor of Development Economics Tufts University
Jenny Aker is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the faculty of Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in ...
Jenny Aker is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the faculty of Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of California-Berkeley. Ms. Aker’s research agenda assesses the impact of agro-food market performance on producer and consumer welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific focus on the impact of information (technology) on grain price dispersion, market actors’ behavior and welfare in Niger.
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IFC

Halah Al-Jubeir

Associate operations officer IFC
Halah Al-Jubeir is an associate operations officer at IFC, where she works with sovereign governments, development finance institutions and foundations to cultivate partnerships in support of IFC's ad ...
Halah Al-Jubeir is an associate operations officer at IFC, where she works with sovereign governments, development finance institutions and foundations to cultivate partnerships in support of IFC's advisory programmes. With degrees from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, she has also spent several years in strategic communications.
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GRET

Arlène Alpha

Director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team GRET
Arlène Alpha, who has a doctorate in development and environment economics, joined Gret in 2003. She has been director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team since 2007. Her fields of ...
Arlène Alpha, who has a doctorate in development and environment economics, joined Gret in 2003. She has been director of the Public Policy and International Regulations team since 2007. Her fields of expertise include agricultural policies and trade negotiations, regional integration processes and food security. She worked as a consultant with the NGO Solagral for around ten years.
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CIEL GROUP

Gayen Alvin Peerthy

Corporate Sustainability Officer CIEL GROUP
Maëva and Alvin work in the Corporate Sustainability Department at the headquarters of CIEL. Their responsibilities include implementing sustainable development strategy and assisting the Group’s 5 st ...
Maëva and Alvin work in the Corporate Sustainability Department at the headquarters of CIEL. Their responsibilities include implementing sustainable development strategy and assisting the Group’s 5 strategic units with this process.  Alvin holds a Master of Environmental Engineering from the University of Strasbourg (France).
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CRATerre-ENSAG

Romain Anger

Stratégy CRATerre-ENSAG
Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the inte ...
Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the international development of plaster and specialized materials. He graduated as an engineer from MINES ParisTech and holds a Ph.D in management. He previously held responsibilities at Pechiney and was a researcher at Ecole Polytechnique.
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Peter Aouely has been CEO of Pharmivoire Nouvelle since 2009. Prior to this, he held a number finance and management positions in Ivorian companies, notably as Management Controller and Deputy CEO of ...
Peter Aouely has been CEO of Pharmivoire Nouvelle since 2009. Prior to this, he held a number finance and management positions in Ivorian companies, notably as Management Controller and Deputy CEO of the paper and office equipment distributor Librairie de France. Peter is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Abidjan (ESCA business school).
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European Investment Bank

Matthew Arndt

Head of the “Road and Rail” Division European Investment Bank
Matthew Arndt has over twenty years of international experience in the transport sector – particularly in the rail, road and urban sectors. He graduated from the École Centrale Paris and started his c ...
Matthew Arndt has over twenty years of international experience in the transport sector – particularly in the rail, road and urban sectors. He graduated from the École Centrale Paris and started his career as a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA), where he analyzed the impacts that underground systems have on urban development. In 2006, he was appointed Head of the “Road and Rail” Division at the European Investment Bank's Project Directorate.
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CDC

Michelle Ashworth

Venture consultant CDC
Michelle is Venture Consultant to the CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution, where she advises on all venture related activities in both South Asia and Africa. Michelle is also Head ...
Michelle is Venture Consultant to the CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution, where she advises on all venture related activities in both South Asia and Africa. Michelle is also Head of Venture at the Church Commissioners for England, the Church of England’s investment fund, which she joined in December 2016. Prior to joining the Church Commissioners for England, Michelle was Director of Fund Investments at venture fund-of-funds, VenCap International plc. Michelle is an alumnus of INSEAD. She holds a Diploma in Financial Strategy from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. She received a Masters of Philosophy in Science degree in Pure Mathematics and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.
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PlaNet Finance

Jacques Attali

Economist PlaNet Finance
Jacques Attali is a French economist, writer and senior civil servant. He was an advisor to former President François Mitterrand, and Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ( ...
Jacques Attali is a French economist, writer and senior civil servant. He was an advisor to former President François Mitterrand, and Chairman of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is the founder and Managing Director of PlaNet Finance – a pioneering international solidarity foundation active in the field of microfinance.
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Sanergy

David Auerbach

co-founder Sanergy
David Auerbach co-founded Sanergy, a pioneering social business that provides affordable, safe sanitation to residents of urban informal settlements in Africa. He served as Deputy Chair for Poverty Al ...
David Auerbach co-founded Sanergy, a pioneering social business that provides affordable, safe sanitation to residents of urban informal settlements in Africa. He served as Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation at the Clinton Global Initiative. David began his career researching foreign policy at the Center for American Progress before teaching in central China for two years. He holds numerous fellowships as well as an MBA from the MIT and a BA from Yale University.
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Allianz

Frédéric Baccelli

CEO Allianz
After heading up the underwriting risk division of Allianz (formerly AGF), Frédéric Baccelli was also the group’s US correspondent for large corporate accounts. Between 2001 and 2010, he was successiv ...
After heading up the underwriting risk division of Allianz (formerly AGF), Frédéric Baccelli was also the group’s US correspondent for large corporate accounts. Between 2001 and 2010, he was successively CEO of Protexia France and of Carene before being appointed to the same position in Allianz Africa in 2010.
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FMO

Yvonne Bakkum

Director Private Equity FMO
Yvonne Bakkum is Director Private Equity at FMO (the Dutch Development Bank) since 2007. She joined FMO in 2001 as Senior Investment Officer and Manager Business Development Latin America, responsible ...
Yvonne Bakkum is Director Private Equity at FMO (the Dutch Development Bank) since 2007. She joined FMO in 2001 as Senior Investment Officer and Manager Business Development Latin America, responsible for structured finance transactions in the Andean and Mercosur countries. In 2005, she became Manager Credit Analysis and Deputy Chairman of FMO’s Investment Committee. She started her career with ABN AMRO Bank in 1992, holding various positions in corporate and project finance in emerging markets. She has a masters in business economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
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WWF

Jean Bakouma

Head WWF
Jean Bakouma has a PhD in economics and is a specialist in the global wood markets. As a former consultant of the World Bank, the FAO, the European Union and the International Tropical Timber Organiza ...
Jean Bakouma has a PhD in economics and is a specialist in the global wood markets. As a former consultant of the World Bank, the FAO, the European Union and the International Tropical Timber Organization, he lectures on wood trafficking at the French national police investigation training centre in Fontainebleau and teaches on the bioresources Master's degree course at the University of Paris XII. Jean Bakouma is head of WWF France's Forest Programme.
  1 article on the blog ID4D Does FSC certification in the Congo Basin guarantee social responsibility?
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Azalaï Hotels Group

Mossadeck Bally

Founder, Chairman and CEO Azalaï Hotels Group
Mossadeck Bally is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Azalaï Hotels Group, a flagship hotel chain in West Africa. He was born in Niger to Malian parents and initially studied in France, then the USA, where ...
Mossadeck Bally is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Azalaï Hotels Group, a flagship hotel chain in West Africa. He was born in Niger to Malian parents and initially studied in France, then the USA, where he graduated with a Master’s in Management and Finance from the University of San Francisco (California). Mossadeck Bally, through Azalaï Hotels Group, promotes a winning vision of “the African company”.
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Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee is a Senior Energy Specialist in the Global Energy and Extractives Practice at the World Bank. She has worked on energy and infrastructure assignments in South Asia and Africa ...
Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee is a Senior Energy Specialist in the Global Energy and Extractives Practice at the World Bank. She has worked on energy and infrastructure assignments in South Asia and Africa focusing on project economics, monitoring and evaluation and a broad range of sector-based issues including energy access, energy subsidies and renewable energy. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MA and BA degrees in Economics from Delhi University.
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AFD

Pierrick Baraton

Consultant AFD
Pierrick Baraton is a consultant on questions related to private sector involvement in developing countries. His PhD thesis on economics from the University of Auvergne deals with microfinance in Mada ...
Pierrick Baraton is a consultant on questions related to private sector involvement in developing countries. His PhD thesis on economics from the University of Auvergne deals with microfinance in Madagascar. Pierrick spent four years working for Investisseurs & Partenaires, a fund that invests in Sub-Saharan African SMEs. He has just completed a study on supporting the private sector in situations of economic vulnerability and crises commissioned by AFD Group.
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Bamboo

Tracy Barba

Responsable de communication Bamboo
Tracy Barba is responsible for developing thought leadership initiatives and directing the launch of new fund products. She has also worked for the angel investor Golden Seeds and for VantagePoint Cle ...
Tracy Barba is responsible for developing thought leadership initiatives and directing the launch of new fund products. She has also worked for the angel investor Golden Seeds and for VantagePoint Cleantech fund and provided training, marketing, strategy and development services to various impact investment funds, foundations, early-stage social enterprise funds and progressive start-ups. Tracy is active in a number of academic programs and fellowships in the field of impact investing.
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Proparco

Guillaume Barberousse

Regional Representative, Istanbul office Proparco
Guillaume Barberousse started his career with BNP Paribas 2000, working in the mergers and acquisitions consultancy department with particular responsibility for deals in the agro-industry sector, and ...
Guillaume Barberousse started his career with BNP Paribas 2000, working in the mergers and acquisitions consultancy department with particular responsibility for deals in the agro-industry sector, and in media and telecommunications, before becoming manager of the valuations team. Guillaume joined Proparco in the risks and portfolio division in 2007, before becoming deputy director of the corporate division with special responsibility for agro-industry. He took charge of the Istanbul office in September 2013. Guillaume has a degree in agricultural engineering and a Master’s in finance from ESCP business school in Paris.
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APG World Connect

Jean-Louis Baroux

President APG World Connect
Jean-Louis Baroux has 45 years’ experience in the airline industry. In 1991, he founded APG Global Associates, the world’s leading sales and distribution network for airlines and he is also founder an ...
Jean-Louis Baroux has 45 years’ experience in the airline industry. In 1991, he founded APG Global Associates, the world’s leading sales and distribution network for airlines and he is also founder and President of APG World Connect and APG Academy. Jean-Louis Baroux is the author of The Airlines: The Failure of an Industry, (LID Publishing, 2013); Transport aérien : une profession au bord de la crise de nerfs, (Archipel, 2012), and Terror over the Vatican (Archipel, 2014).p
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Accion

Isabelle Barrès

Vice President of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
Since 2010, as Global Director of the Smart Campaign, Isabelle Barrès leads global efforts to protect and empower consumers in financial inclusion, leveraging more than 23 years of experience in banki ...
Since 2010, as Global Director of the Smart Campaign, Isabelle Barrès leads global efforts to protect and empower consumers in financial inclusion, leveraging more than 23 years of experience in banking and finance. Prior to this, she held key leadership positions at Kiva and MIX in their start-up phases. She developed, grew and managed Kiva’s funding and client impact operations, and helped to create the MIX and managed its strategic initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Montréal, an MBA from McGill University, and a post-graduate degree in development economics from the Sorbonne.
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After fulfilling management roles in Senegalese businesses for twenty years, in 2008 Philippe Barry set up CFPMI, the first consultancy wholly dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Wes ...

After fulfilling management roles in Senegalese businesses for twenty years, in 2008 Philippe Barry set up CFPMI, the first consultancy wholly dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in West Africa. A specialist consultant supporting businesses looking to set up CSR programmes compliant with ISO 26000, Philippe Barry is also the founder of Initiative RSE Sénégal.

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Novastar

Steve Beck

Co-fondateur et Directeur associé Novastar
Before creating Novastar Ventures, Steve Beck founded SpringHill Equity Partners, an investor in early stage businesses in East Africa, and was Chief Executive Officer of the philanthropy advisor Gene ...
Before creating Novastar Ventures, Steve Beck founded SpringHill Equity Partners, an investor in early stage businesses in East Africa, and was Chief Executive Officer of the philanthropy advisor Geneva Global and Managing Director of two strategy consulting firms: Monitor Company and Gemini Consulting. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
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Tilburg University

Thorsten Beck

Chairman Tilburg University
Thorsten Beck is professor of economics and chairman of the European Banking Center at Tilburg University. Prior to this, he worked for the World Bank at the research department. His focus is on the r ...
Thorsten Beck is professor of economics and chairman of the European Banking Center at Tilburg University. Prior to this, he worked for the World Bank at the research department. His focus is on the relationship between finance and economic development, and the policies needed for a functional financial system. His work includes access to financial services, cross-border banking, and bank resolution frameworks. His research has been published in leading academic journals and he has co-authored several influential policy reports.
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CDC Climat

Valentin Bellassen

Research Unit Manager CDC Climat
Valentin Bellassen is Research Unit Manager at CDC Climat (project mechanisms, agriculture and forestry). He has a PhD in environmental sciences, a Master's degree in water and forestry engineering an ...
Valentin Bellassen is Research Unit Manager at CDC Climat (project mechanisms, agriculture and forestry). He has a PhD in environmental sciences, a Master's degree in water and forestry engineering and is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is also accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to carry out audits of national greenhouse gas inventories. His research work focuses on carbon offsetting.
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Youssef Bencheqroun worked for Crédit populaire de France and Wafa insurance before taking the reins of Al Amana, a leading Moroccan micro-credit organisation. He is an engineering graduate of École c ...
Youssef Bencheqroun worked for Crédit populaire de France and Wafa insurance before taking the reins of Al Amana, a leading Moroccan micro-credit organisation. He is an engineering graduate of École centrale de Lyon and he also has a post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering and masters degrees in mathematics and information systems.
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AFD

Tanguy Bernard

AFD
Tanguy Bernard joined AFD in 2008 where he assesses the impacts development projects have on their beneficiaries. He holds a PhD in Economics and has conducted research on issues relating to agricultu ...
Tanguy Bernard joined AFD in 2008 where he assesses the impacts development projects have on their beneficiaries. He holds a PhD in Economics and has conducted research on issues relating to agricultural products’ trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining AFD, he worked in Ethiopia as a researcher for IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute).
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Symbiotics

Yannis Berthouzoz

Analyst Symbiotics
Yannis Berthouzoz graduated in Economic and Social Science from the University of Geneva and takes a particular interest in socially responsible investment. Prior to joining Symbiotics S.A, he worked ...
Yannis Berthouzoz graduated in Economic and Social Science from the University of Geneva and takes a particular interest in socially responsible investment. Prior to joining Symbiotics S.A, he worked at UNCTAD and in the pension fund industry. Yannis Berthouzoz is analyst at Symbiotics S.A., a consulting company for microfinance investment vehicles.
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Proparco

Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy

Deputy Investment Director Proparco
Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy is an agronomist engineer and holds a Master's Degree from the Graduate Business School, IAE of Paris. After working as a consultant in the urban water sector, he joined AFD in 1 ...
Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy is an agronomist engineer and holds a Master's Degree from the Graduate Business School, IAE of Paris. After working as a consultant in the urban water sector, he joined AFD in 1998 as head of project financing in the water and electricity sectors in Africa. He joined Proparco in 2001 and managed the Infrastructure and Mining Department from 2006 to 2010, before being appointed Deputy Investment Director.
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Sanofi

Geoffroy Bessaud

pharmacist Sanofi
Geoffroy Bessaud is a pharmacist who holds an MBA from HEC business school. He coordinates the fight against counterfeit drugs within Sanofi Group. Various management positions within the industry – b ...
Geoffroy Bessaud is a pharmacist who holds an MBA from HEC business school. He coordinates the fight against counterfeit drugs within Sanofi Group. Various management positions within the industry – both inside and outside France – have given him wide-ranging international experience of the whole area of drugs and vaccines before he joined Sanofi’s drug safety unit. Geoffroy heads up a structure that comprises the complementary expertise (i.e., medical, legal, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, industrial issues, external affairs, security; etc.) necessary for leading the fight to protect patients everywhere in an effective, coordinated manner.
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DEG

Tobias Bidlingmaier

investment manager DEG
Tobias Bidlingmaier works as an investment manager in the Special Programs Department at DEG in Cologne. Before joining DEG, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Developm ...
Tobias Bidlingmaier works as an investment manager in the Special Programs Department at DEG in Cologne. Before joining DEG, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where he completed his PhD in 2009. He has studied Economics with a focus on developing countries at the University of Bayreuth and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA).
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AFD

Isadora Bigourdan

Investment officer AFD
Isadora Bigourdan, a lawyer and graduate of Sciences Po, Paris, is the investment officer in charge of housing finance, at the Financial Institutions and Private Sector Support Division of Agence fran ...
Isadora Bigourdan, a lawyer and graduate of Sciences Po, Paris, is the investment officer in charge of housing finance, at the Financial Institutions and Private Sector Support Division of Agence française de développement (AFD), coordinating its work on housing finance. She joined the AFD in 2005, having previously worked for a legal practice, the Chambre de Commerce de Paris [Paris Chamber of Commerce] and a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement specialising in civil engineering.
A PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog: Promoting housing policies coordinated with the private sector
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I&P

Nouss Bih

Head of Investment I&P
Nouss Bih joined Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2015, as Head of Investment in Côte d'Ivoire. Before this, Nouss worked as a structured financing analyst at Société Générale and Santander in Franc ...
Nouss Bih joined Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2015, as Head of Investment in Côte d'Ivoire. Before this, Nouss worked as a structured financing analyst at Société Générale and Santander in France where she helped put together export financing and trade finance solutions. Nouss holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe (Paris).
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AFD

Aymeric Blanc

Public-private partnerships AFD
Aymeric Blanc graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. He joined the External Economic Relations Department of the French Ministry of Finan ...
Aymeric Blanc graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. He joined the External Economic Relations Department of the French Ministry of Finance in 1997 and the AFD Research Department in 2005, where he works on public-private partnerships.
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Jan ten Bloemendal works for the European Commission. From March 2005 to June 2011, he was head of the ‘Business, Trade and Regional Integration’ unit of EuropeAid, in charge of thematic support to de ...
Jan ten Bloemendal works for the European Commission. From March 2005 to June 2011, he was head of the ‘Business, Trade and Regional Integration’ unit of EuropeAid, in charge of thematic support to development programmes financed by the European Union (EU) in third countries.
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Oasis Africa Fund

Matthew Boadu Adjei

Founder and CEO [institition]
Matthew is the founder and CEO of Oasis Capital Ghana Limited. He has several years’ investment banking experience, nine of which have been spent in the private equity and growth capital industry. He ...
Matthew is the founder and CEO of Oasis Capital Ghana Limited. He has several years’ investment banking experience, nine of which have been spent in the private equity and growth capital industry. He leads the team on strategy, negotiations, fund raising, investor relations and support. Prior to Oasis, Matthew was a board member of GroFin Ghana Limited as well as the Country General Manager. He was also a member of the Investment Committee of GroFin Africa Fund, a Mauritius based Pan-Africa SME fund, where he appraised transactions from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Before that he was an Investment Manager with Fidelity Capital Partners Limited, a Ghanaian private equity firm. He spent over 9 years with Fidelity Group working with the Group’s credit, corporate finance and private equity practice. He is a familiar presence in the small business development universe in Ghana, having given lectures on SMEs in various universities and colleges. He currently serves on the boards of Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited, Goldkey Properties Limited and The Akua Kuenyehia Foundation. He is also, the chairman of Asterix Brokers Limited, an insurance brokerage firm he founded in 2007 that provides insurance broking services to SMEs in Ghana. Matthew holds a BSc degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Ghana and an MBA from the Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK
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BearingPoint

Aurélien Boiteau

Manager BearingPoint
Aurélien Boiteau is a manager in the Energy & Utilities team at BearingPoint. He has undertaken numerous market studies and economic analyses for major players in the sector. He has also written s ...

Aurélien Boiteau is a manager in the Energy & Utilities team at BearingPoint. He has undertaken numerous market studies and economic analyses for major players in the sector. He has also written several articles analysing future prospects in the market, particularly with respect to renewable energies and power storage. He is a graduate of École Supérieure d'Electricité (France) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (United States).

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HYSTRA

Robin Bonsey

Consultant HYSTRA
Robin Bonsey has worked as a consultant at Hystra since 2013 assisting major corporations, development agencies and private foundations in a wide variety of sectors and countries. Previously he worked ...
Robin Bonsey has worked as a consultant at Hystra since 2013 assisting major corporations, development agencies and private foundations in a wide variety of sectors and countries. Previously he worked in socially responsible investment at Amundi Asset Management and corporate social responsibility at Alstom Power and Air Liquide. He is a graduate of HEC Paris.
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Entrepreneurs du Monde

Alexandre Borme

Development officer Entrepreneurs du Monde
Alexandre Borme supports programs and social enterprises for access to energy developed by Entrepreneurs du Monde in Africa, Asia and Haiti. He worked for the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation for ov ...
Alexandre Borme supports programs and social enterprises for access to energy developed by Entrepreneurs du Monde in Africa, Asia and Haiti. He worked for the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation for over three years, where he developed the investment portfolio in social businesses for access to energy. Alexandre has also taken part in several programs to convert NGOs into social businesses in Cambodia, Senegal and Haiti.
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Jérôme Bossuet

Jérôme Bossuet is a trained agronomist and independent communication consultant in the development aid sector. He has over 15 years’ experience managing agricultural development programmes in countrie ...
Jérôme Bossuet is a trained agronomist and independent communication consultant in the development aid sector. He has over 15 years’ experience managing agricultural development programmes in countries as diverse as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Congo, North Korea, Laos, Indonesia and India. Jérôme focuses especially on developing and deploying sustainable food systems and BoP innovations.
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IFC

Michel Botzung

FCS Manager IFC
Michel Botzung is IFC’s Manager for Fragile and Conflict Situations in Africa. Based in Nairobi, he leads a pilot program that puts people on the ground, provides funding for both advisory and investm ...
Michel Botzung is IFC’s Manager for Fragile and Conflict Situations in Africa. Based in Nairobi, he leads a pilot program that puts people on the ground, provides funding for both advisory and investments, and drives Knowledge Management.
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Gras Savoye

Frédéric Bouchet

Head of international marketing Gras Savoye
Frédéric Boucher has spent 15 years working in the insurance industry, first in Gras Savoye Belgium before transferring to Gras Savoye International in Paris (2011). He holds an MBA in marketing from ...
Frédéric Boucher has spent 15 years working in the insurance industry, first in Gras Savoye Belgium before transferring to Gras Savoye International in Paris (2011). He holds an MBA in marketing from the universities of Bordeaux and Stockholm.
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Proparco

Christel Bourbon-Séclet

Investment officer of the Infrastructures and Mining division Proparco
Christel Bourbon-Séclet is a lawyer. She gained expertise in the waste management sector through working for a subsidiary of the Veolia Environnement Group, before joining Proparco in 2008. As investm ...
Christel Bourbon-Séclet is a lawyer. She gained expertise in the waste management sector through working for a subsidiary of the Veolia Environnement Group, before joining Proparco in 2008. As investment officer of the Infrastructures and Mining division, she oversees energy and waste management projects.
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Standard Bank

Jeannot Boussougouth

Senior Manager Standard Bank
Jeannot Boussougouth is a Senior Manager in the Power & Infrastructure division at Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, and has been involved in several transactions in South Africa a ...
Jeannot Boussougouth is a Senior Manager in the Power & Infrastructure division at Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, and has been involved in several transactions in South Africa and Africa. Prior to this, he worked as an Energy & Power Systems advisor for Frost & Sullivan, a global advisory firm. He holds a Bcom (Hons) and MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa).
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Vicat

Pierre-Olivier Boyer

Human Relations Manager Vicat
Pierre-Olivier Boyer graduated from the École du commissariat de la marine (Naval Administrator's College); he also holds a Master's in Economic Science. He joined Vicat Group in 2001 where he holds t ...
Pierre-Olivier Boyer graduated from the École du commissariat de la marine (Naval Administrator's College); he also holds a Master's in Economic Science. He joined Vicat Group in 2001 where he holds the position of Human Relations Manager. He has also been President of the “Constructive Innovations Hub” in the Rhône-Alpes region since 2007. This pole of excellence gathers public and private players from the construction industry and promotes the dissemination of innovations in this sector.
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Suez Environnement

Alexandre Brailowsky

Societal Engineering Director Suez Environnement
Alexandre Brailowsky is a Medical Doctor and holds qualifications in Primary Health Care in Developing Countries and Disaster Medicine. He has worked for both Médecins du monde and Médecins sans Front ...
Alexandre Brailowsky is a Medical Doctor and holds qualifications in Primary Health Care in Developing Countries and Disaster Medicine. He has worked for both Médecins du monde and Médecins sans Frontières. Between 1994 and 1999 he coordinated drinking water supply programs for Haiti’s slums for the GRET (research and technological exchange group). From 1999 to 2006 he was Director of Sustainable Development at “Aguas Argentinas”, Suez’s Buenos Aires subsidiary. He has been Societal Engineering Director at Suez Environment headquarters since 2006.
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Francis Brangier has been CEO at Egis Airport Operation since 2014. He is a qualified engineer from the French National Civil Aviation School (ENAC) with over 30 years’ experience in civil aviation.  ...
Francis Brangier has been CEO at Egis Airport Operation since 2014. He is a qualified engineer from the French National Civil Aviation School (ENAC) with over 30 years’ experience in civil aviation.  Francis joined Sofréavia in 1999, becoming Assistant Director General of Egis Avia in 2010. He is an administrator of several airports in Africa (Ivory Coast, Gabon, Congo) and elsewhere (Belgium, Cyprus, Brazil).
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Proparco

Lise Breuil

Water and Sanitation Division Proparco
Lise Breuil graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale du génie rural des eaux et des forêts. Following a PhD on the renewal of PPPs in the water sector in developin ...
Lise Breuil graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale du génie rural des eaux et des forêts. Following a PhD on the renewal of PPPs in the water sector in developing countries, she held several positions at the Ministry of Ecology and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France before joining Agence française de développement’s Water and Sanitation Division in 2007.
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CIRAD

Nicolas Bricas

socio-economist CIRAD
Nicolas Bricas is a socio-economist. He has spent years monitoring the commercial strategies of small agrifood businesses producing local products for urban markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and has help ...
Nicolas Bricas is a socio-economist. He has spent years monitoring the commercial strategies of small agrifood businesses producing local products for urban markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and has helped promote local cereals in the Sahel. He conducts research into dietary changes in developing countries and their consequences for agricultural and food policies.
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African Lion Funds

Mike Brook

Manager of African funds African Lion Funds
Mike Brook graduated in 1981 with a BSc in Mining Geology from the University of Wales. He joined MIM Holdings Ltd in 1983 as a mine geologist and progressed to chief geologist. In 1993, he joined sto ...
Mike Brook graduated in 1981 with a BSc in Mining Geology from the University of Wales. He joined MIM Holdings Ltd in 1983 as a mine geologist and progressed to chief geologist. In 1993, he joined stockbroker J. B. Were & Son, where he specialised in junior companies, gold, base metals, and mineral sands research. He joined the African Lion team in 2001 as manager of African funds, and in August 2004, he became an executive director of Lion Manager (Pty) Ltd.
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Twiga Foods

Grant Brooke

Co-founder and CEO of Twiga Foods
Grant Brooke is co-founder and CEO of Twiga Foods. Raised in Texas, Grant co-founded Twiga after years of academic work in Kenya’s informal markets. Grant has turned Twiga into one of Africa’s fastest ...
Grant Brooke is co-founder and CEO of Twiga Foods. Raised in Texas, Grant co-founded Twiga after years of academic work in Kenya’s informal markets. Grant has turned Twiga into one of Africa’s fastestgrowing companies.
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GRET

Cécile Broutin

Director of environnement GRET
A trained agro-economist, Cécile Broutin has been the Director of GRET’s Environment, Business and Family Farms team since September 2008. She was based at GRET’s Senegal office for ten years, working ...
A trained agro-economist, Cécile Broutin has been the Director of GRET’s Environment, Business and Family Farms team since September 2008. She was based at GRET’s Senegal office for ten years, working in several West African countries during this period. Her fields of expertise are agricultural development, industrial development, and the processing, marketing and consumption of agricultural and agri-food products.
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Nodalis conseil

Martin Buchsenschutz

(Français) Ingénieur-économiste Nodalis conseil
Engineer and economist Martin Buchsenschutz has been involved in the sub-Saharan African energy sector for over ten years, assisting governments in identifying key weaknesses in their energy sector (l ...
Engineer and economist Martin Buchsenschutz has been involved in the sub-Saharan African energy sector for over ten years, assisting governments in identifying key weaknesses in their energy sector (legal and institutional frameworks, operator performance, effective regulation, etc.), determining the reforms needed and monitoring their implementation. He also advises governments on defining their renewable energy development policy.
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Richard Bullock

Richard Bullock has over 35 years of experience in transport analysis and investment planning, covering all forms of transport in a number of countries, including several in southern and eastern Afric ...
Richard Bullock has over 35 years of experience in transport analysis and investment planning, covering all forms of transport in a number of countries, including several in southern and eastern Africa. He has worked at a senior level for transport agencies, governments, the private sector, regulatory agencies and project promoters and lenders. He specialises in the financial, economic, organisational and institutional analyses of transport systems, with particular emphasis on railways.
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Medicines Patent Pool

Esteban Burrone

Head of Policy Medicines Patent Pool
Esteban Burrone works at Medicines Patent Pool since 2010. He is part of the senior management team and has overall responsibility for Patents and Licences Database MedPaL and for the annual prioritiz ...
Esteban Burrone works at Medicines Patent Pool since 2010. He is part of the senior management team and has overall responsibility for Patents and Licences Database MedPaL and for the annual prioritization report. Esteban has more than 15 years of experience working in the field of innovation, IP rights and access to medicines with a focus on developing countries. Esteban holds a Master of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a Master in Business Administration from the International University in Geneva.
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DEG

Felix Busse

Senior investment manager DEG
Felix Busse is a senior investment manager at DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Based in the Manufacturing Industry and Services department, he is responsible for projects ...
Felix Busse is a senior investment manager at DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Based in the Manufacturing Industry and Services department, he is responsible for projects in waste management and energy efficiency. He worked in project financing and consulting. He has a diploma in business administration from the University of Applied Science in Heilbronn, and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.
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IFC

Carolyn Cain

Principal Tourism Specialist IFC
Carolyn Cain is a Principal Tourism Specialist with the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Carolyn provides industry expertise and analysis throughout the project investment cycle in ...
Carolyn Cain is a Principal Tourism Specialist with the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Carolyn provides industry expertise and analysis throughout the project investment cycle including establishing the strategy for hotel investments, business development, screening and appraising hotel investments and portfolio work. Ms. Cain received a BA from Vassar College in New York and a MBA from the University of Hawaii.  She has been with IFC for 16 years.
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TLCOM CAPITAL

Maurizio Caio

Founder and Managing Partner TLCOM CAPITAL
Before launching TLcom in 1999, Maurizio was a Director of Bain & Company leading their technology practice for the EMEA region out of London and San Francisco. He was previosuly with McKinsey in ...
Before launching TLcom in 1999, Maurizio was a Director of Bain & Company leading their technology practice for the EMEA region out of London and San Francisco. He was previosuly with McKinsey in London and Milan. He has a Stanford MBA and a Laurea Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan. Maurizio chairs the TIDE Foundation, dedicated to improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa.
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AFD

Stéphane Carcas

Project manager AFD
Stéphane Carcas has been a project manager and transport sector specialist for the Sustainable Transport and Energy Division at Agence Française de Développement (AFD) since 2005. His brief covers roa ...
Stéphane Carcas has been a project manager and transport sector specialist for the Sustainable Transport and Energy Division at Agence Française de Développement (AFD) since 2005. His brief covers road, rail, port and airport financing. Stéphane is a civil, water and forestry engineer (ICPEF) at the French Ministry of the Environment where he worked for nine years before being seconded to AFD.
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Proavia

Marie Carru

Managing Director Proavia
A graduate of Marseilles Business School and IEP Strasbourg, Marie Carru joined Proavia in 1996 after being involved in a study conducted for the French Civil Aviation Authority on exports of French a ...
A graduate of Marseilles Business School and IEP Strasbourg, Marie Carru joined Proavia in 1996 after being involved in a study conducted for the French Civil Aviation Authority on exports of French airport equipment. She previously wor[ked at Société Générale’s marketing department and is now director of the industry association.
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GEMS Education Solutions

Gordon Carver

Distance Learning Global Lead GEMS Education Solutions
Gordon Carver is the Distance Learning Global Lead for GEMS Education Solutions, with a special focus on PPP policy, distance learning provision and education economics. Currently based in Ghana, he i ...
Gordon Carver is the Distance Learning Global Lead for GEMS Education Solutions, with a special focus on PPP policy, distance learning provision and education economics. Currently based in Ghana, he is leading a DFID-funded education innovation project for marginalised girls in remote villages. Recent client projects include the design of a senior high school voucher programme in the Philippines for the Asian Development Bank. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and Yale University.
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Pierre Casal Ribeiro joined Pacifica and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation in October 2014 as a Research Officer in agricultural insurance, within the framework of his Phd in management at Paris ...
Pierre Casal Ribeiro joined Pacifica and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation in October 2014 as a Research Officer in agricultural insurance, within the framework of his Phd in management at Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense University. His research interest lies in the business models of agricultural insurance and public-private partnerships. Previously, Pierre worked in sustainable development consulting and for several NGOs. In particular, he worked for the MFI Fondesurco in Peru, and for PlaNet Finance in Paris and Dakar. Pierre holds a Master degree from ESCP Europe and is also a graduate from the European Microfinance Programme of the Solvay Business School in Brussels.
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Jeune Afrique

Olivier Caslin

Journalist at Jeune Afrique
Olivier Caslin is a journalist for the magazine Jeune Afrique, writing on transport and multilateral economic issues. He also follows events in Burundi, Djibouti and Mauritius.
Olivier Caslin is a journalist for the magazine Jeune Afrique, writing on transport and multilateral economic issues. He also follows events in Burundi, Djibouti and Mauritius.
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The World Bank Group

Tuukka Castrén

senior forestry specialis The World Bank Group
Tuukka Castrén is a senior forestry specialist in the Agriculture and Environmental Services department of the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network. He is also the team leader for forest gover ...
Tuukka Castrén is a senior forestry specialist in the Agriculture and Environmental Services department of the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network. He is also the team leader for forest governance and law enforcement and a member of the team managing the Program on Forests (PROFOR). He worked previously for the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs as an adviser for economic issues, private sector development and development policy.
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Orange

Ludovic Centonze

Orange for Developement, project leader Orange
After graduating in telecommunications engineering, Ludovic Centonze spent six years working in finance in New York. Following his return to France, he branched into film production to then develop an ...

After graduating in telecommunications engineering, Ludovic Centonze spent six years working in finance in New York. Following his return to France, he branched into film production to then develop an international advisory service for content distribution technologies within Orange. Subsequently, he has managed Orange’s social responsibility policy, devising and implementing socio-economic development programmes in Europe and Africa.

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Digital Divide Data

Hildah Chao

Research Assistant Digital Divide Data
Hildah Chao is a Research Assistant of Digital Divide Data Kenya. Hildah came to DDD from Ipsos-Synovate Kenya where she worked as a Qualitative Research Consultant. She has also worked for Research G ...

Hildah Chao is a Research Assistant of Digital Divide Data Kenya. Hildah came to DDD from Ipsos-Synovate Kenya where she worked as a Qualitative Research Consultant. She has also worked for Research Guide Africa as a Social and Market Researcher. Previously, she worked for Internews Network Kenya as an M&E Consultant for their Media Programs. At DDD, Hildah has worked for the Kenya Financial Diaries project where she gained experience on Financial Lives of the low income in Kenya.

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Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Paulo Chapchap

corporate strategy superintendent Hospital Sírio-Libanês
Since 2008, Paulo Chapchap is corporate strategy superintendent at Hospital Sírio Libanês. He also coordinates the Institution's liver transplantation program, and chairs the board of the Sírio-Libanê ...
Since 2008, Paulo Chapchap is corporate strategy superintendent at Hospital Sírio Libanês. He also coordinates the Institution's liver transplantation program, and chairs the board of the Sírio-Libanês Institute for Education and Research. He is graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo and is now a research fellow and visiting assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of the International Liver Transplantation Society.
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IFC

Yasser Charafi

Investment officer IFC
Yasser Charafi is an Investment Officer with IFC's Infrastructure Team for Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, in charge of investments in power and transport infrastructure. Yasser specializes in fixed t ...
Yasser Charafi is an Investment Officer with IFC's Infrastructure Team for Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, in charge of investments in power and transport infrastructure. Yasser specializes in fixed transportation infrastructure (ports, airports and toll roads) as well as thermal and renewable power projects with a focus on project financing.
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2° Investing Initiative

Pierre Chastroux

research internship 2° Investing Initiative
Pierre Chastroux is an economics student at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Sciences Po Paris. He is undertaking a research internship at 2° Investing Initiative, working on a number of studies ...
Pierre Chastroux is an economics student at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Sciences Po Paris. He is undertaking a research internship at 2° Investing Initiative, working on a number of studies and promoting the association's work.
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AFD

Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian

Economist AFD
Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian is an economist and has been a member of AFD's Financial and Private Sector Division since 2007. He contributed to the definition of AFD's strategy to support the private s ...
Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian is an economist and has been a member of AFD's Financial and Private Sector Division since 2007. He contributed to the definition of AFD's strategy to support the private sector. Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian is a graduate of the École normale supérieure, holds an agrégation and a DEA postgraduate diploma and is a graduate of the IEP in Paris.
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CNRS

Annie Chéneau-Loquay

Research director CNRS
Annie Chéneau-Loquay is a research director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) within the Centre d’étude d’Afrique noire at the Bordeaux Political Studies Institute. She set up the Afri ...
Annie Chéneau-Loquay is a research director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) within the Centre d’étude d’Afrique noire at the Bordeaux Political Studies Institute. She set up the Africa’NTI program in 1998 which conducts research on integration methods for information and communication technologies (ICTs) in South countries, with a specific focus on Africa. She also coordinates the international research group, NETSUDS, which was set up in 2005 and now includes 13 associate laboratories in Europe and Africa. This group specifically works on policies and appropriation methods for ICTs in developing countries.
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Hugues Chenet is the co-founder of the 2° Investing Initiative and its Scientific Director. He has a doctorate in geophysics and worked in the academic world for seven years before joining OTC Conseil ...
Hugues Chenet is the co-founder of the 2° Investing Initiative and its Scientific Director. He has a doctorate in geophysics and worked in the academic world for seven years before joining OTC Conseil in 2007, where he developed this consultancy's environmental risk practice and led the sustainable development team focused on the financial sector.
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Proparco

Jean-Claude Chesnais

Governance project manager Proparco
Jean-Claude Chesnais is in charge of governance at Proparco in the A2D department, after having worked for 20 years for the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). He was in charge of the "private se ...
Jean-Claude Chesnais is in charge of governance at Proparco in the A2D department, after having worked for 20 years for the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). He was in charge of the "private sector support" pole within the Financial institutions and private sector division at AFD's headquarters in Paris. He was also head of Proparco's office in Abidjan, ans deputy director of the Dakar agency. He also served as a corporate director. He is a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris.
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WWF

Anne Chetaille

International Programme Officer WWF
Anne Chetaille is International Programme Officer at WWF France. She deals with institutional relations with the AFD group and FFEM and supports WWF offices in the global south in the establishment an ...
Anne Chetaille is International Programme Officer at WWF France. She deals with institutional relations with the AFD group and FFEM and supports WWF offices in the global south in the establishment and implementation of AFD & FFEM cofinanced projects. Before joining WWF France, Anne Chetaille worked at the GRET (a French development NGO).
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Tatiana Chkourenko has a Master’s degree in International Finance and Policy from Columbia University and a BA from Smith College in the US. She  is a consultant for the MIF at the IDB, and since 2003 ...
Tatiana Chkourenko has a Master’s degree in International Finance and Policy from Columbia University and a BA from Smith College in the US. She  is a consultant for the MIF at the IDB, and since 2003, Ms Chkourenko has worked on matters relating to investing in emerging markets, having held operational, research and transactional positions.
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EMPEA

Jennifer Choi

Manager EMPEA
Jennifer Choi manages EMPEA's external and public affairs activities, and institutional partnerships. As its first research director, she built EMPEA's industry statistics program and publications. Pr ...
Jennifer Choi manages EMPEA's external and public affairs activities, and institutional partnerships. As its first research director, she built EMPEA's industry statistics program and publications. Previously, she was a consultant to the private equity industry, providing due diligence and advisory services. Jennifer holds a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University (USA) and a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics and Political Science from Augustana College (USA).
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Proparco

Johann Choux

Head of the Investments, Financial Institutions Proparco
Johann Choux manages the division responsible for Proparco’s equity investments in start-ups and venture capital funds. Prior to joining Proparco in 2013, Johann conducted equity research at Natixis. ...
Johann Choux manages the division responsible for Proparco’s equity investments in start-ups and venture capital funds. Prior to joining Proparco in 2013, Johann conducted equity research at Natixis. He subsequently worked on strategy and corporate development at Boursorama and, finally, was a manager in the Corporate Finance Department of PwC. He graduated from EDHEC Business School and is a CFA Institute member.
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Vecturis

Patrick Claes

Co-founder of Vecturis and CEO of Setrag
Patrick Claes co-founded Vecturis in 2006 along with Eric Peiffer. He is CEO of Société d’exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag), a rail concession operator in Gabon, and has considerable experience o ...
Patrick Claes co-founded Vecturis in 2006 along with Eric Peiffer. He is CEO of Société d’exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag), a rail concession operator in Gabon, and has considerable experience of the African rail sector.
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Crédit Agricole CIB

Tanguy Claquin

head of the Sustainable Banking team Crédit Agricole CIB
Tanguy Claquin is head of the Sustainable Banking team at Crédit Agricole CIB. The team advises customers on projects that combine financial profitability with social and environmental objectives. Tan ...
Tanguy Claquin is head of the Sustainable Banking team at Crédit Agricole CIB. The team advises customers on projects that combine financial profitability with social and environmental objectives. Tanguy Claquin founded this activity in 2010. He previously worked in assurance cover for climate risks. He has more than 15 years' experience in financial consulting and investment banking.
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Mickaël Clément

Mickaël Clément is a consultant specialising in social risks and stakeholder relations who has worked for various in-ternational consulting firms. He has also undertaken assignments for humanitarian N ...
Mickaël Clément is a consultant specialising in social risks and stakeholder relations who has worked for various in-ternational consulting firms. He has also undertaken assignments for humanitarian NGOs in Africa and Afghanistan. Mickael Clément studied sociology and holds a degree in risk and crisis management; he is a lecturer in social risks at HEC Paris.
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Oxford University

Paul Collier

Professor of Economics Oxford University
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University. He is also associate professor at the Center for Studies and Research ...
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University. He is also associate professor at the Center for Studies and Research in International Development (CERDI) at the University of Auvergne, and at Paris 1 University. Paul Collier is the author of The Bottom Billion, a book widely-acclaimed by both the press and his peers, and is an internationally-recognized academic. He has written several articles on access to finance in African countries. After leading the World Bank Development Research Group for several years, Paul Collier was appointed head of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. His article helps us place the issue of financing African SMEs in the context of the current global financial crisis.
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Proparco

Odile Conchou

head of Proparco's Environment, Social, Governance and Impact division Proparco
Odile Conchou is head of Proparco's Environment, Social, Governance and Impact division and responsible for supporting the institution's operations in these areas. After obtaining a PhD in ecology, sh ...

Odile Conchou is head of Proparco's Environment, Social, Governance and Impact division and responsible for supporting the institution's operations in these areas. After obtaining a PhD in ecology, she joined the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2006 before moving to Proparco in 2010 to develop the division she now runs.

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Proparco

Geoffrey Coombs

Investment Officer Proparco
Geoffrey Coombs joined the private equity team at Proparco in 2016. He began his career in the business services sector in Tokyo before returning to Europe where he worked in the M&A division at B ...
Geoffrey Coombs joined the private equity team at Proparco in 2016. He began his career in the business services sector in Tokyo before returning to Europe where he worked in the M&A division at BNP Paribas in both their Paris and London offices. Geoffrey holds a Master in African Studies from the University of Oxford and a Master in Management from ESCP Europe.
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ISWA

Jeff Cooper

President ISWA
Jeff Cooper is President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), an NGO with 38 National members and 1,000 other type members. His experience in waste management spans 30 years, including ...
Jeff Cooper is President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), an NGO with 38 National members and 1,000 other type members. His experience in waste management spans 30 years, including working with the Environment Agency for England and Wales. Jeff Cooper specialises in waste management consulting and research, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on waste management and climate change.
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AFD

Constance Corbier-Barthaux

Agro-economist and environmentalist AFD
Constance Corbier-Barthaux is an agro-economist and environmentalist who worked for development aid organisations (including the FAO) and then at the French Ministry of the Environment before joining ...
Constance Corbier-Barthaux is an agro-economist and environmentalist who worked for development aid organisations (including the FAO) and then at the French Ministry of the Environment before joining AFD in 2000. Since 3 years she is in charge, at the AFD Evaluation Unit, to develop an evaluation on investment programme for the AFD's interventions in the sphere of biodiversity conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources.
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CEPN

Nathalie Coutinet

Senior lecturer, Université Paris 13 CEPN
Nathalie Coutinet is an Economist at Université de Paris 13 Nord and researcher with the University’s economics research unit (CEPN). She specialises in industrial economics and is primarily concerned ...
Nathalie Coutinet is an Economist at Université de Paris 13 Nord and researcher with the University’s economics research unit (CEPN). She specialises in industrial economics and is primarily concerned with corporate mergers & acquisition strategies as well as with analysing the strategies of the major pharmaceutical firms. Her research also focuses closely on European healthcare policies.
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University of Strathclyde

Mark Curtis

Independent consultant University of Strathclyde
Mark Curtis is an independent consultant and a honorary research fellow at the University of Strathclyde. He was research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and visiting research f ...
Mark Curtis is an independent consultant and a honorary research fellow at the University of Strathclyde. He was research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and visiting research fellow at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik. He was also director of the World Development Movement, director of Policy and Advocacy at Christian Aid, and the political director of ActionAid.
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AFD

Rohen d'Aiglepierre

Economist AFD
Rohen d'Aiglepierre recently joined the Research Division of the Agence française de développement as an economist in charge of human capital. He has a PhD in Economics, specialising in education deve ...

Rohen d'Aiglepierre recently joined the Research Division of the Agence française de développement as an economist in charge of human capital. He has a PhD in Economics, specialising in education development economics. His research focus is on the effectiveness of public aid, educational choices, the efficacy of educational establishments, exclusion and inclusion policies, public-private partnerships and private investment in education.


1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog :

Enhancing private sector participation in sub-Saharan education Policy

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François d'Aubert

François d'Aubert is a magistrate at the French Audit Office, a former deputy and Minister of Budget and Research, a former mayor of Laval (Mayenne, France) and President of the Cité des sciences et d ...
François d'Aubert is a magistrate at the French Audit Office, a former deputy and Minister of Budget and Research, a former mayor of Laval (Mayenne, France) and President of the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. Since September 2009, he has been General Delegate of the fight against tax havens and President of the Peer Review Group of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in cooperation with the OECD.
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ASPA Utilities

Bertrand Dardenne

Manager ASPA Utilities
Bertrand Dardenne graduated as a civil engineer from the École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts, holds a PhD in development economics and is a specialist in water service management in ...
Bertrand Dardenne graduated as a civil engineer from the École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts, holds a PhD in development economics and is a specialist in water service management in developing countries. He manages ASPA Utilities, a consulting firm specialized in drinking water and sanitation services.
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Proparco

Xavier Darrieutort

Investment officer Proparco
Xavier Darrieutort graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Public Service Department) and the ESSEC international business school (Specialized Master’s in International Business). After having worked for se ...
Xavier Darrieutort graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Public Service Department) and the ESSEC international business school (Specialized Master’s in International Business). After having worked for several years in the banking sector, he joined Proparco where he is an investment officer specialized in mine and infrastructure project financing in developing and emerging countries.
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EBRD

Craig Davies

PhD in Environmental Technology EBRD
Craig Davies leads ERDB's work on mainstreaming climate resilience in investment operations in such sectors as infrastructure, water, energy, manufacturing and financial services; and is involved in i ...
Craig Davies leads ERDB's work on mainstreaming climate resilience in investment operations in such sectors as infrastructure, water, energy, manufacturing and financial services; and is involved in international climate finance mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds, the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund. He holds a PhD in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
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Shift

Rachel Davis

Co-Founder Shift
Rachel is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Shift. She manages the implementation of Shift’s strategy and oversees a wide range of company, government and civil society partnerships. She leads Shift ...
Rachel is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Shift. She manages the implementation of Shift’s strategy and oversees a wide range of company, government and civil society partnerships. She leads Shift’s work with public and private sector financial institutions. Rachel was previously senior  legal advisor to John Ruggie, the former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, and she helped develop the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Rachel is an Australian national, based in New York.
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Proparco

Jean-Gabriel Dayre

Senior Investment Officer Proparco
Since 2012, Jean-Gabriel Dayre has been a Senior Investment Officer in the Proparco Banking division where he is head of the microfinance sector. He actively contributed to developing the Social Busin ...
Since 2012, Jean-Gabriel Dayre has been a Senior Investment Officer in the Proparco Banking division where he is head of the microfinance sector. He actively contributed to developing the Social Business strategy of the AFD Group, where he also worked on risk sharing mechanisms and SME finance. Prior to that, Jean-Gabriel was a financial analyst at Citigroup in London. He is a graduate of ESPC Europe and Sciences Po Paris.
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After six years spent as a Consultant with Bain & Co in Paris, Florent de Boissieu has been an Investment Manager at Adenia Partners since 2011. He has been involved in over 20 strategy, operation ...
After six years spent as a Consultant with Bain & Co in Paris, Florent de Boissieu has been an Investment Manager at Adenia Partners since 2011. He has been involved in over 20 strategy, operational improvement and private equity consulting missions. Florent has also worked at Eurazeo, one of France’s biggest large-cap investors. He is a graduate of Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC), Paris.
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AFD

Thomas de Gubernatis

heads the private sector AFD
Thomas de Gubernatis heads the private sector and rural development portfolio at Agence française de développement, Ghana, where he has been active in setting up a financing system for small-scale rub ...
Thomas de Gubernatis heads the private sector and rural development portfolio at Agence française de développement, Ghana, where he has been active in setting up a financing system for small-scale rubber growers. He studied International Finance Management at the Graduate School of Management (IAE) and then worked for the Instituts d’émission d’outremer, a French national public institution founded in 1966 and empowered to issue a uniform currency in the French territories of the Pacific.
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Hugues de La Forge has a recognised expertise in advising public bodies, sponsors and industrial players in the construction and energy sectors in PPP, major infrastructure projects and international ...
Hugues de La Forge has a recognised expertise in advising public bodies, sponsors and industrial players in the construction and energy sectors in PPP, major infrastructure projects and international arbitration proceedings, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Clients report in the 2016 Legal 500 (France) and Who's who Energy (France) that Hugues de La Forge is very knowledgeable about arbitration and construction.
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Alexandre de La Volpilière

Alexandre de La Volpilière is a pharmacist and public health inspector who has pursued a wide range of interests within the healthcare sector working in the French Ministry for Industry (2004-2005), t ...
Alexandre de La Volpilière is a pharmacist and public health inspector who has pursued a wide range of interests within the healthcare sector working in the French Ministry for Industry (2004-2005), the French National Health Authority (2005- 2008) where he was tasked with vetting medicines and setting prices and reimbursement rates, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), and then at OCEAC (2014) where he worked on regulating the pharmaceutical sector in central Africa. In 2017, Alexandre joined the French General Secretariat for European Affairs (SGAE) where he tracks European negotiations in a number of areas, particularly work, employment and healthcare. He is a graduate of Université Claude Bernard in Lyon and of Lille-II and Paris-V universities.
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AXA

Amélie de Montchalin

Vice-President, Public Policy and Regulation AXA
Amélie de Montchalin is responsible for coordinating the AXA Group’s positions on regulatory and public policy issues at a global level. She holds a degree in history and applied economics as well as ...
Amélie de Montchalin is responsible for coordinating the AXA Group’s positions on regulatory and public policy issues at a global level. She holds a degree in history and applied economics as well as two masters degrees: management science (HEC) and public administration (Harvard Kennedy School).
1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Harnessing insurance to African economic development
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ORANGE DIGITAL VENTURES AFRICA

Grégoire de Padirac

Investment manager ORANGE DIGITAL VENTURES AFRICA
Grégoire de Padirac is an investment manager at Orange Digital Ventures (ODV) and is responsible for investments in the MEA zone. Grégoire joined the ODV team in Paris in 2015, where he covered the In ...
Grégoire de Padirac is an investment manager at Orange Digital Ventures (ODV) and is responsible for investments in the MEA zone. Grégoire joined the ODV team in Paris in 2015, where he covered the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, eHealth and entertainment. He was previously responsible for the distribution partnership with Deezer. Grégoire began his career as a strategy consultant at WMI Consulting. Grégoire de Padirac graduated from ESCP Europe (Paris) and City University (London).
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Bamboo

Jean-Philippe de Schrevel

Fondateur et Directeur Général Bamboo
Jean-Philippe de Schrevel provides overall leadership, management and vision for the firm. He previously co-founded BlueOrchard Finance in 2001 and helped manage it until 2011. He has previously worke ...
Jean-Philippe de Schrevel provides overall leadership, management and vision for the firm. He previously co-founded BlueOrchard Finance in 2001 and helped manage it until 2011. He has previously worked as a microcredit fund manager, economist, field consultant, associate and operations director for a variety of private bodies and NGOs. Jean-Philippe has an MA in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
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Philippine de T'Serclaes holds an MSc in Law and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BA from McGill University. She works in the Sustainable Energy Policy Technology division of the Inte ...
Philippine de T'Serclaes holds an MSc in Law and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BA from McGill University. She works in the Sustainable Energy Policy Technology division of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Her expertise notably deals with financial mechanisms for clean technology projects in major emerging economies. Philippine was an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. Prior to the IEA, her work experience includes three years at Rothschild Bank and JP Morgan.
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Seedstars

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO SeedstarsCEO Seedstars
After traveling around the world in 2013 to organize the first round of Seedstars World, an international seed stage startup competition focused on Emerging Markets, Alisée is now managing Seedstars W ...
After traveling around the world in 2013 to organize the first round of Seedstars World, an international seed stage startup competition focused on Emerging Markets, Alisée is now managing Seedstars World, the flagship brand of the global organization with activities in over 65 emerging markets (including Nigeria, Colombia, Egypt and the Philippines). She was recently nominated Innovation Fellow at Wired UK and participated in the Harvard Model Congress Europe where she received an Award of Excellence. Previously, Alisee worked as product manager for luxury brands at L’Oréal Group and was part of the Italian operation of Voyage Privé, a leading European startup.
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Bolloré Africa Logistics

Édouard de Vergeron

Deputy Director Bolloré Africa Logistics
Édouard de Vergeron graduated from the Marseille-Provence ESC business school and went on to join Bolloré Africa Logistics in 1996. He was appointed Deputy Director for West, Central and Southern Afri ...
Édouard de Vergeron graduated from the Marseille-Provence ESC business school and went on to join Bolloré Africa Logistics in 1996. He was appointed Deputy Director for West, Central and Southern Africa in 2009, after having held different financial positions in Africa where he was involved in the first concession processes. Today, Édouard de Vergeron contributes to the operational and commercial development of these regions, as well as to supervising existing rail, port and river concessions.
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CDC Climat

Mariana Deheza

Research Fellow CDC Climat
Mariana Deheza is Research Fellow at CDC Climat. She works on project mechanisms linked to voluntary offsetting and forestry projects. She is also in charge of the Carbon Forest and Wood Club, which a ...
Mariana Deheza is Research Fellow at CDC Climat. She works on project mechanisms linked to voluntary offsetting and forestry projects. She is also in charge of the Carbon Forest and Wood Club, which aims to facilitate access of forestry projects to the carbon markets. Mariana Deheza has a degree in engineering from the Catholic University of La Paz in Bolivia and a Master's degree in sustainable development, environmental and energy economics from ParisTech.
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AFD

Eneida del Hierro

Project manager – financial inclusion AFD
Eneida del Hierro helps structure the funding and roll-out of projects to develop a more inclusive and responsible financial sector, notably in the area of insurance. She has post graduate qualificati ...
Eneida del Hierro helps structure the funding and roll-out of projects to develop a more inclusive and responsible financial sector, notably in the area of insurance. She has post graduate qualifications in development economics and finance.
1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Africa : expanding health insurance coverage with private players    
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Lafarge

Pierre Delcroix

Vice-President Lafarge
Pierre Delcroix is Vice- President for Lafarge Industrial Ecology in the Middle East and Africa. He is in charge of municipal, industrial and agricultural waste management projects that provide source ...
Pierre Delcroix is Vice- President for Lafarge Industrial Ecology in the Middle East and Africa. He is in charge of municipal, industrial and agricultural waste management projects that provide sources of alternative fuels and raw materials for the group's cement plants. Previously he held several positions in the industrial waste management business of Sita-Suez Group. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business School.
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Proparco

Laurent Demey

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Proparco
Laurent Demey graduated from the École Centrale de Paris and holds a postgraduate diploma in development economics from the École Normale Supérieure. He held several positions at Société Générale befo ...
Laurent Demey graduated from the École Centrale de Paris and holds a postgraduate diploma in development economics from the École Normale Supérieure. He held several positions at Société Générale before heading the Group’s brokerage firm in Abidjan. He joined Proparco in 2000 as an investment officer and went on to become head of the Banks and Financial Markets Department. In 2004, he set up an AFD agency in Bangkok and a regional Proparco office for East Asia. He was Investment Director from 2006 to 2008. Laurent Demey is now Proparco’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
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AfDB

Paul Derreumaux

CEO AfDB
A graduate of the Paris Institut d'études politiques (Institute of Political Studies) with a Master's in Economics, Paul Derreumaux began his African career in 1976 in Côte d'Ivoire where he was advis ...

A graduate of the Paris Institut d'études politiques (Institute of Political Studies) with a Master's in Economics, Paul Derreumaux began his African career in 1976 in Côte d'Ivoire where he was advisor to the Ministry of Planning and then to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Planning. In 1982 he began developing Bank of Africa. He was the Group's CEO from the time of its founding until leaving his position in January 2011. He remains a director of the holding company.

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Proparco

Siby Diabira

Investment Officer Proparco
Siby Diabira is an Investment Officer in the Private Equity Division and the focal point for IFC’s fragile states program (IFC SME Venture). Prior to joining PROPARCO in 2014, Siby worked at PWC and B ...
Siby Diabira is an Investment Officer in the Private Equity Division and the focal point for IFC’s fragile states program (IFC SME Venture). Prior to joining PROPARCO in 2014, Siby worked at PWC and BNP Paribas in the structured financing teams. She holds a Master’s Degree in Financial and Tax Engineering from the University of the Sorbonne, as well as a Business Management diploma from the University of California, San Diego.
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Donika Dimovska is program director for the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), as well as the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) of Results for Development Institute (R4D). She leads the ...

Donika Dimovska is program director for the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), as well as the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) of Results for Development Institute (R4D). She leads the development of new tools for engaging practitioners, funders, researchers and policymakers working to improve how health and education systems work to serve the poor developing countries.

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SUNU

Pathé Dione

President and founder SUNU
Pathé Dione is an insurance pioneer in Sub-Saharan Africa. As African Director of UAP International and then of the AXA Group, he helped set up a number of their African subsidiaries He also establish ...
Pathé Dione is an insurance pioneer in Sub-Saharan Africa. As African Director of UAP International and then of the AXA Group, he helped set up a number of their African subsidiaries He also established SUNU Assurances, currently the No.1 life insurer in the CIMA zone.
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Proparco

Caroline Dole

(Français) Chargée d’affaires Proparco
(Français) Caroline Dole a intégré Proparco en 2012 en tant que chargée de mission à la Direction administrative et financière. Depuis 2016, elle a rejoint la division Secteur manufacturier, agro-indu ...
(Français) Caroline Dole a intégré Proparco en 2012 en tant que chargée de mission à la Direction administrative et financière. Depuis 2016, elle a rejoint la division Secteur manufacturier, agro-industries et services en qualité de chargée d’affaires. Elle y est notamment en charge de l’identification, de l’instruction et de la formalisation de projets dans les secteurs du tourisme et de la santé. Auparavant, Caroline a exercé ses fonctions en Suisse au sein du cabinet d’audit Ernst & Young, puis chez Givaudan et chez Damart-Somfy. Elle possède un master de l’École de management de Grenoble, et est diplômée de la Copenhagen Business School et de l’Académie suisse d’expertise comptable.
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Armstrong Asset Management

Edward Douglas

Engineer and investment professional Armstrong Asset Management
Edward Douglas has more than 20 years' experience as an engineer and investment professional in the renewable energy, power generation and utilities sectors. He has worked as the senior Investment Dir ...
Edward Douglas has more than 20 years' experience as an engineer and investment professional in the renewable energy, power generation and utilities sectors. He has worked as the senior Investment Director with FE Clean Energy Group Inc., a leading private equity fund manager specializing in renewable energy, and, from 2007–2011, served as managing director of an integrated bio-ethanol and bio-energy agriculture operation based in Thailand.
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Medicines Patent Pool

Erika Dueñas

Policy and Advocacy Manager Medicines Patent Pool
Erika Dueñas has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of access to medicines, innovation and intellectual property. After a diplomatic mission at the Embassy in Washington, she was Vi ...
Erika Dueñas has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of access to medicines, innovation and intellectual property. After a diplomatic mission at the Embassy in Washington, she was Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia. Together with Médecins Sans Frontières and other NGOs, she founded the Platform of IP and Access to Medicines in Bolivia. She holds a Master in International Law and Economics (LLM) from the World Trade Institute / Universities of Bern, Fribourg & Neuchatel – Bern, Switzerland.
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Esther Duflo is currently a professor of economics and Co-Director of MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In 2008-2009 she has been the first person to hold the “Knowledge against Pov ...
Esther Duflo is currently a professor of economics and Co-Director of MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In 2008-2009 she has been the first person to hold the “Knowledge against Poverty” chair at the Collège de France – this chair is supported by Agence française de développement.
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The World Bank Group

Chloe Dugger

Finance Sector Specialist The World Bank Group
Chloe Dugger manages consulting projects for businesses seeking to develop index-based and agricultural insurance in Africa. She holds a Masters in development studies from Oxford University. ...
Chloe Dugger manages consulting projects for businesses seeking to develop index-based and agricultural insurance in Africa. She holds a Masters in development studies from Oxford University.
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AFD

Amandine Dukhan

Urban development sector AFD
Amandine Dukhan joined the Agence française de développement (AFD) in 2007 to work in the urban development sector. After obtaining a master's degree in urban services engineering from Rennes Institut ...
Amandine Dukhan joined the Agence française de développement (AFD) in 2007 to work in the urban development sector. After obtaining a master's degree in urban services engineering from Rennes Institute of Political Studies (2006), she spent two years working in Togo, before relocating to AFD's headquarters. She oversees numerous urban projects, particularly those involving solid waste management.
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Proparco

Charlotte Durand

Investment officer Proparco
  2 post(s) by Charlotte Durand on the blog ID4D : Independant Power Producers in Africa: an Essential Alternative The private sector can provide a response to the power capacity shortfall that h ...

  2 post(s) by Charlotte Durand on the blog ID4D :

Independant Power Producers in Africa: an Essential Alternative

The private sector can provide a response to the power capacity shortfall that hinders economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. This can be seen with existing…

Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in the South

Ever-increasing amounts of solid waste accompany rapid economic and population growth in developing countries, challenging municipalities’ ability to sustainably manage it all. Solutions to this problem may be found in the private sector, by developing integrated waste-management systems, and by improving recycling practices.
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SIFCA

Franck Eba

Directeur du Développement durable SIFCA
Franck Eba est titulaire d'un doctorat de sciences de l'ingénieur à l'Université de Besançon et d'un master en administration et gestion des entreprises à l'École de commerce et de gestion d'Abidjan. ...
Franck Eba est titulaire d'un doctorat de sciences de l'ingénieur à l'Université de Besançon et d'un master en administration et gestion des entreprises à l'École de commerce et de gestion d'Abidjan. En octobre 2007, il est nommé directeur du développement durable de SIFCA où il coordonne la démarche RSE pour l'ensemble du groupe. Depuis août 2014, il dirige pour SUCRIVOIRE (filiale de SIFCA) le complexe agro-industriel de Borotou Koro.
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University of Cape Town

Anton Eberhard

Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town
Professor Anton Eberhard directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He is a Foundation Member of the Academy ...
Professor Anton Eberhard directs the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He is a Foundation Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and serves on the country's National Planning Commission. In 2012, he received the South African National Energy Association's award for an outstanding and sustained contribution to the enhancement of the South African energy environment.
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AFD

Caroline Edant

Climate change division AFD
Caroline Edant is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a master's degree in engineering and environmental management from Mines ParisTech. She joined the climate change division of the Agence Fra ...
Caroline Edant is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holds a master's degree in engineering and environmental management from Mines ParisTech. She joined the climate change division of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2014 and is currently in charge of participating to the preparation of COP21. She previously spent seven years at international public transit operator Transdev and worked as a sustainable development consultant for a private equity firm in Chile.
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Ecobank

Arnold Ekpe

Directeur général Ecobank
Mr. Arnold Ekpe holds degrees in mechanical engineering with first class honours from Manchester University and a Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School. Mr. Ekpe has been the ...
Mr. Arnold Ekpe holds degrees in mechanical engineering with first class honours from Manchester University and a Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School. Mr. Ekpe has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational, Inc. since 2005. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa. Mr. Ekpe has more than 28 years of African and international banking experience and has executed landmark trade and corporate finance deals in West and Southern Africa.
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WHO

Riku Elovainio

technical officer WHO
Riku Elovainio has been working since 2007 as a technical officer in the Department of Health Systems Financing at the World Health Organisation. He has been working on topics including health financi ...
Riku Elovainio has been working since 2007 as a technical officer in the Department of Health Systems Financing at the World Health Organisation. He has been working on topics including health financing policy, contractual approaches in health systems and performance-based financing. Riku Elovainio has a background in economics and social anthropology.
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Proparco

Iskander Ezzerelli

Investment officer Proparco
Iskander Ezzerelli has been an investment officer with Proparco for over 7 years, gathering wideranging experience of project financing in many different sectors and especially transportation. He bega ...
Iskander Ezzerelli has been an investment officer with Proparco for over 7 years, gathering wideranging experience of project financing in many different sectors and especially transportation. He began his career at BNP Paribas in 2004 working as a portfolio manager and credit analyst in France, Greece and Germany. Iskander holds masters degrees in international economics and business from Sciences Po Paris and Université Paris Dauphine.
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Colin Felsman is a Senior Program Associate at CEI. He has contributed to numerous other education projects including an R4D report evaluating education priorities for the post-2015 Education For All ...

Colin Felsman is a Senior Program Associate at CEI. He has contributed to numerous other education projects including an R4D report evaluating education priorities for the post-2015 Education For All and Millennium Development Goals. Prior to joining R4D, he has also worked as a strategy consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Agriculture Program.

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Bruce Ferguson

Dr. Bruce Ferguson specialises in affordable housing finance, value chain analysis for housing products and basic infrastructure. He has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Ban ...
Dr. Bruce Ferguson specialises in affordable housing finance, value chain analysis for housing products and basic infrastructure. He has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank as a housing and urban economist. Dr. Ferguson started his career in mortgage banking revenue bond lending and affordable housing development in California. Bruce Ferguson has published more than 40 journal articles. He served as team leader for large housing finance projects in Mexico for five years.
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ACERA

Carlos Eugenio Finat Díaz

Executive director ACERA
Carlos Eugenio Finat Díaz is the Executive Director of ACERA, a board member of the Energy Center of the University of Chile, part of the Executive Committee for Energy Scenarios and the Scenarios Con ...
Carlos Eugenio Finat Díaz is the Executive Director of ACERA, a board member of the Energy Center of the University of Chile, part of the Executive Committee for Energy Scenarios and the Scenarios Construction Group of Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS), Chile, and, at the invitation of the Ministry of Energy, joined its Consultative Council for Energy 2050 in July 2014. His professional experience covers the energy, mining, defense, automotive and IT industries.l'information.
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FINCA Pérou

Iris Lanao Flores

CEO FINCA Pérou
Iris Lanao Flores is CEO of FINCA Pérou. She is also involved in a number of national and international networks and regularly intervenes on practices and issues that are specific to the methodology o ...
Iris Lanao Flores is CEO of FINCA Pérou. She is also involved in a number of national and international networks and regularly intervenes on practices and issues that are specific to the methodology of village banking. Iris Lanao Flores holds a Masters Degree in Latin American Development from Stanford University and a Masters Degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics.
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University Paris 1 – CNRS

Arthur Foch

PhD student in development economics University Paris 1 – CNRS
Arthur Foch is a PhD student in development economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Centre d’Économie, where he studies infrastructure privatisation policies in sub-Saharan Africa. Ha ...
Arthur Foch is a PhD student in development economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Centre d’Économie, where he studies infrastructure privatisation policies in sub-Saharan Africa. Having worked as a teacher at the Paris Institut d’études politiques and at the University of Paris 1 for over four years, he joined Proparco in 2009 as a consultant. Since 2011, he has been Trade and Policy Analyst at the OECD, where he contributes to the drafting of the annual Aid for Trade at a Glance report.
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IFC

Michel Folliet

chief industry specialist IFC
Michel Folliet is the chief industry specialist for IFC's Building Materials Sector. He graduated from École Centrale de Lyon, and received an MBA from George Washington University. He joined the IFC ...
Michel Folliet is the chief industry specialist for IFC's Building Materials Sector. He graduated from École Centrale de Lyon, and received an MBA from George Washington University. He joined the IFC in 2006 after 25 years experience in the cement industry, in France, the U.S., Venezuela, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Cameroon. He started his career in process engineering and plant production, and has held positions as project director, technical and industrial director, vice president of international development, and country general manager.
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Véolia

Patrice Fonlladosa

Chairman of the (re)sources Think Tank Véolia
Patrice Fonlladosa graduated from the Institut français de gestion and developed his expertise in the water sector at Veolia Environment Group. He is Chairman and CEO of Veolia Water AMI (Africa, Midd ...
Patrice Fonlladosa graduated from the Institut français de gestion and developed his expertise in the water sector at Veolia Environment Group. He is Chairman and CEO of Veolia Water AMI (Africa, Middle East, Indian Sub-continent), has also reorganized Veolia Water North America and successfully conducted the opening of Veolia Water AMI’s capital to institutional partners (IFC and Proparco). Finally, Patrice Fonlladosa is Chairman of the (re)sources Think Tank (www.re-sourcesnetwork.com)
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CRATerre-ENSAG

Laeticia Fontaine

Conduct research CRATerre-ENSAG
Laeticia Fontaine is engineer specialized in construction materials and lecture and conduct research at the CRATerre-ENSAG laboratory. With Romain Anger, she is jointly responsible for the research to ...

Laeticia Fontaine is engineer specialized in construction materials and lecture and conduct research at the CRATerre-ENSAG laboratory. With Romain Anger, she is jointly responsible for the research topic, Matter/ Materials and are also co-authors of the exhibition about earthen construction “Ma terre première, pour construire demain” (Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris) and the book on the same topic “Bâtir en terre, du grain de sable à l'architecture” (Belin).

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AFD

Lionel Franceschini

Project Manager (LL.D.) AFD
Lionel Franceschini joined AFD in 2014 as Transport Project Manager following 13 years at the Ministry of Transport where he worked on the renovation of navigation structures and the awarding of publi ...
Lionel Franceschini joined AFD in 2014 as Transport Project Manager following 13 years at the Ministry of Transport where he worked on the renovation of navigation structures and the awarding of public-private partnership contracts. A public works engineer, he is involved in port and airport operations in locations such as Morocco, Mauritius and French Overseas Territories.
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AFD

Jean-Luc François

Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division AFD
Jean-Luc François has been Head of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division at AFD (Agence française de développement) since September 2009. Having worked as an expert government a ...
Jean-Luc François has been Head of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division at AFD (Agence française de développement) since September 2009. Having worked as an expert government advisor in Thailand, the Congo, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Ethiopia, he has held a variety of posts within the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Jean-Luc François is France’s Inspector General of Veterinary Public Health.
  1 article on the blog ID4D The three prerequisites for progressive contractual agriculture in Africa
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AFD

Éric J.-F. Francoz

Project financing AFD
Éric J.-F. Francoz graduated from the École normale supérieure, holds the highlevel agrégation teaching qualification in biochemistry and has a PhD in molecular biology. He began his career in project ...
Éric J.-F. Francoz graduated from the École normale supérieure, holds the highlevel agrégation teaching qualification in biochemistry and has a PhD in molecular biology. He began his career in project financing at Société Générale and went on to set up and manage teams for specialized financing at Groupe Caisse d’Epargne, then CDC Ixis. He joined Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2005 when the Asia region office was opened in Bangkok. His work has focused on renewable energies and energy efficiency financing in both China and Southeast Asia.
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Proparco

Hervé Gallèpe

Director of Technical Assistance Unit Proparco
Hervé Gallèpe has been following issues relating to private sector support since 2002 (corporate upgrading programs, trade capacity building…). He is in charge today of the Technical Assistance Unit a ...
Hervé Gallèpe has been following issues relating to private sector support since 2002 (corporate upgrading programs, trade capacity building…). He is in charge today of the Technical Assistance Unit at Proparco. He also has extensive experience of France's representation to the European Union and was in charge of the relationship with the French Members of Parliament. Hervé Gallèpe is a graduate in public law and political science.
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IFC

Gilles Galludec

Global Head Retail and Micro IFC
Gilles Galludec is the Global Head Retail and Micro for IFC's advisory work in Access to Finance. He has served as country manager for IFC in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, where he managed the advisory ...
Gilles Galludec is the Global Head Retail and Micro for IFC's advisory work in Access to Finance. He has served as country manager for IFC in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, where he managed the advisory facility for both countries. Galludec has 22 years of experience in the banking sector, mostly spent in developing countries at the managerial level.
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(Français) Directeur général de l’Institut Choiseul (Paris, Abidjan) Directeur de la rédaction du magazine Afriki Presse Directeur de la collection L’Afrique en marche Editorialiste, politologue
(Français) Directeur général de l’Institut Choiseul (Paris, Abidjan) Directeur de la rédaction du magazine Afriki Presse Directeur de la collection L’Afrique en marche Editorialiste, politologue
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Susana Garcia-Robles has an MA in International Economic Policy, Philosophy and Education and is lead investment officer of the MIF at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she works with ve ...
Susana Garcia-Robles has an MA in International Economic Policy, Philosophy and Education and is lead investment officer of the MIF at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she works with venture capital investments in Latin America, the Caribbean, Argentina and Uruguay. She was on the Executive Council of Diplomacy in Washington, and has worked with NGOs on economic development at the UN.
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Proparco

Marie Garcin

Investment Officer Proparco
As an Investment Officer in Proparco's Manufacturing, Agro-industry and Services (MAS) division, Marie Garcin is more particularly in charge of agricultural and agro-industrial projects. She has also ...
As an Investment Officer in Proparco's Manufacturing, Agro-industry and Services (MAS) division, Marie Garcin is more particularly in charge of agricultural and agro-industrial projects. She has also worked in Johannesburg and in the structured finance division for the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Marie is a graduate of ESSEC Business School, and she previously worked in internal audit and consulting before joining the AFD Group.
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Lara Gautier

Lara Gautier is focusing on decision making in African healthcare financing policies in her PhD studies. She sits on the Chair and coordinates the scientific working papers of the “Applied interventio ...
Lara Gautier is focusing on decision making in African healthcare financing policies in her PhD studies. She sits on the Chair and coordinates the scientific working papers of the “Applied intervention research in global health and equity” research team.
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IFC

Anastasia Gekis

Senior Strategy Officer IFC
Anastasia Gekis is a Senior Strategy Officer with the IFC. Anastasia supports the development of strategy in the manufacturing and services sectors and works on investments in the tourism and retail s ...
Anastasia Gekis is a Senior Strategy Officer with the IFC. Anastasia supports the development of strategy in the manufacturing and services sectors and works on investments in the tourism and retail sectors.  Anastasia has an MSc from the University of London and an MA from the University of Sussex.  She has been with IFC for 7 years.
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Professor Jeremy Gorelick (Johns Hopkins University) is a specialist in municipal finance with a geographic concentration on the global south. Since 2011, he has been the lead technical and financial ...
Professor Jeremy Gorelick (Johns Hopkins University) is a specialist in municipal finance with a geographic concentration on the global south. Since 2011, he has been the lead technical and financial advisor to the City of Dakar in preparation for the launch of West Africa's first municipal bond. He is currently consulting to the World Bank, the Affordable Housing Institute and United Cities & Local Governments on issues surrounding municipal finance in emerging markets. He is the vice chairman of MOABI International Real Estate, an African-based consortium responsible for structuring debt and equity financing for developers of affordable housing. He worked with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, UN-Habitat, the United States Agency for International Development, the French Development Agency, Water and Sanitation for Africa, Reall (formerly Homeless International) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor. He worked on the emerging markets fixed income desk at BNP Paribas and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
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Isabelle Guérin

Isabelle Guérin is a social economist at the Centre d’Études en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Américains focusing on the links between finance and inequalities and the fit between financial practic ...
Isabelle Guérin is a social economist at the Centre d’Études en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Américains focusing on the links between finance and inequalities and the fit between financial practices and employment patterns. She recently published “La microfinance et ses dérives : émanciper, discipliner ou exploiter ?” (2015, Demopolis)
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European Investment Bank

Philippe Guinet

Technical Advisor European Investment Bank
Philippe Guinet joined the European Investment Bank in 1993, where he is presently Technical Advisor for Heavy industries in the Projects Directorate. From 1974 to 1993, he held various operational an ...
Philippe Guinet joined the European Investment Bank in 1993, where he is presently Technical Advisor for Heavy industries in the Projects Directorate. From 1974 to 1993, he held various operational and managerial positions in the private sector in and beyond Europe. He holds an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) and a management diploma from MIT, USA.
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Sanjay K Gupta

Dr Sanjay K Gupta is an independent consultant, working with international organisations, including  NGOs, public bodies and private sector on informal sector livelihood and integrated solid waste man ...
Dr Sanjay K Gupta is an independent consultant, working with international organisations, including  NGOs, public bodies and private sector on informal sector livelihood and integrated solid waste management issues. He is an expert on the recycling value chain. He has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has written several papers published internationally on waste issues. He is an elected core committee member of Collaborative Working Group (CWG) for solid waste management in Middle and Low Income Countries based in Switzerland.
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I&M Bank

Gauri Gupta

General Manager (corporate advisory) I&M Bank
Gauri Gupta heads I&M Group’s Corporate Advisory function. She holds a B.Com degree and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Her experience of over 20 ye ...
Gauri Gupta heads I&M Group’s Corporate Advisory function. She holds a B.Com degree and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Her experience of over 20 years in Banking covers Credit, Risk Management, Product Development, Finance, and Strategic Planning.  She is a Director on the board for several companies under the I&M Bank Group including Bank One Limited, Mauritius and I&M Burbidge Capital Limited.
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Dr. Gyamfi, CEO of Danadams Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Ghana, holds a PhD in pharmacy and is a fellow of the West African College of Postgraduate Pharmacists. He is Vice President of the Association o ...
Dr. Gyamfi, CEO of Danadams Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Ghana, holds a PhD in pharmacy and is a fellow of the West African College of Postgraduate Pharmacists. He is Vice President of the Association of Ghana Industries, and the Ghana Employers Association. He is also a Commissioner on the Public Utility Regulatory Commission and Board Chairman of Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company and a council member of four universities in Ghana.
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AFD

Christine Ha

Digital & ICT Project manager AFD
Christine Ha is Digital & ICT Project manager at Agence Française de Développement (AFD). In particular, she is in charge of projects related to digital innovation. Christine began her career as a ...
Christine Ha is Digital & ICT Project manager at Agence Française de Développement (AFD). In particular, she is in charge of projects related to digital innovation. Christine began her career as a telecoms and IT systems consultant before joining Orange as a digital transformation project manager. She is a graduate of Télécom ParisTech engineering school.
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The World Bank Group

Kirk Hamilton

Lead economist The World Bank Group
Kirk Hamilton is Lead Economist in the World Bank Development Economics Research Group and co-author of World Development Report 2010 Development and Climate Change. He leads research on links between ...
Kirk Hamilton is Lead Economist in the World Bank Development Economics Research Group and co-author of World Development Report 2010 Development and Climate Change. He leads research on links between poverty and environment, ‘greening' the national accounts, and the economics of climate change. Prior to joining the Bank he served as Assistant Director of National Accounts for the government of Canada, where his responsibilities included developing an environmental national accounting program.
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Jumo

Riyaadh Hanslo

Regulatory Specialist Jumo
Riyaadh Hanslo joined Jumo in 2017 as a regulatory specialist, where he is responsible for ensuring organizational compliance with applicable regulations. He does this through research, testing, and a ...
Riyaadh Hanslo joined Jumo in 2017 as a regulatory specialist, where he is responsible for ensuring organizational compliance with applicable regulations. He does this through research, testing, and analysis of results and risk exposure across lines of business.  He previously worked in Corporate and Investment Banking, more specifically, in the global markets and trading, thereafter turned his focus to regulatory and legal analysis in the bank’s corporate and investment sector. Riyaadh holds an LLB and post-graduate qualifications in law, banking and finance.
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Hotel Partners Africa

David Harper

Head of Property Services Hotel Partners Africa Head of Property Services Hotel Partners Africa
David Harper is the managing director of Leisure Property Services, a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the author of newly published book Hotels and Resorts;  An Investor’s Gui ...
David Harper is the managing director of Leisure Property Services, a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the author of newly published book Hotels and Resorts;  An Investor’s Guide.  He is also the author of the best-selling book; Valuation of Hotels for Investors. David is a founding member of Hotel Partners Africa (HPA), a consultancy offering a comprehensive range of services to hotel owners, operators and investors from initial feasibility to sale and exit. David has over 20 years’ experience in property and the hotel industry and has worked in over 100 countries.   He also advises the RICS on hotel valuations and wrote the guidance on ISURV, a subscription service providing best practice advice for Chartered Surveyors the world over.
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Fabien Hassan is an analyst with 2° Investing Initiative. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure specialising in finance and regulation, he is particularly interested in market adaptation to ...
Fabien_Hassan_100x140.jpgFabien Hassan is an analyst with 2° Investing Initiative. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure specialising in finance and regulation, he is particularly interested in market adaptation to environmental challenges. He also writes a blog – La Finance expliquée (Explaining finance) – which is hosted by the Alternatives économiques website. icon-pencil_30x30.jpgTowards carbon risk and climate performance recognition in the financial sector
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Digital Divide Data

Michelle Hassan

Research Manager Digital Divide Data
Michelle Hassan is the Research Manager at Digital Divide Data Kenya where she leads the team on various research projects. Most of her projects focus on financial inclusion as well as understanding m ...

Michelle Hassan is the Research Manager at Digital Divide Data Kenya where she leads the team on various research projects. Most of her projects focus on financial inclusion as well as understanding merchants' payments. Before joining DDD, Michelle was involved as a consultant with a range of research projects that sought to understand the financial lives of Kenyans, particularly through her work around Kenyan savings groups and through the Financial Landscapes study.

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CEFEB

Jeanne Hénin

Project leader CEFEB
As project leader at CEFEB, Jeanne Hénin develops “Social Business” and CSR capacity-building programmes. Before joining CEFEB, she worked at Proparco where she introduced an impact measurement proces ...
As project leader at CEFEB, Jeanne Hénin develops “Social Business” and CSR capacity-building programmes. Before joining CEFEB, she worked at Proparco where she introduced an impact measurement process for evaluating development projects. She played an active role in building the AFD Group’s Social Business strategy. Since graduating from the EDHEC Business School, Jeanne has also worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young and as a project leader in a Cambodian NGO.
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EDF

Christine Heuraux

Director of Training Support EDF
Christine Heuraux, who holds a doctorate in German literature, joined EDF in 1994. As Director of the Access to Energy division (2007–2011), she led projects focused on Africa in particular. Her publi ...

Christine Heuraux, who holds a doctorate in German literature, joined EDF in 1994. As Director of the Access to Energy division (2007–2011), she led projects focused on Africa in particular. Her publications include L'électricité au cœur des défis africains [Electricity – at the heart of Africa's challenges] (Karthala, 2010), La formation au cœur du développement [Training – central to development] (L'Harmattan, 2011), and Croissance africaine: y croire et s'impatienter [African growth : believe, and be impatient] (L'Harmattan, 2014). She is currently Director of Training Support in EDF's international development department.

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IFC

Bertrand Heysch de la Borde

Manager of infrastructure operations in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bertrand Heysch de la Borde has more than 20 years' experience in infrastructure finance. He is the International Finance Corporation (IFC) manager responsible for its infrastructure operations in Sub ...
Bertrand Heysch de la Borde has more than 20 years' experience in infrastructure finance. He is the International Finance Corporation (IFC) manager responsible for its infrastructure operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, heading a team of 40 investment professionals. Before joining IFC in 2007, Bertrand was Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Project Finance at Société Générale. He started his career at Agence Française de Développement (AFD)/Proparco (Paris and Accra).
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Peter Hinton is the CEO of Summit Development Group. With a background in private equity, banking, retail, corporate finance and accounting, he has 25 years of commercial experience, with 18 in SME de ...
Peter Hinton is the CEO of Summit Development Group. With a background in private equity, banking, retail, corporate finance and accounting, he has 25 years of commercial experience, with 18 in SME development in Africa. He is an associate fellow of Said Business School, Oxford and a strong proponent of the valuable role SMEs can play in economic development and job creation.
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Patrice Hoppenot

Patrice Hoppenot graduated from the Mines de Paris executive engineering school as a civil engineer and was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent the first part of his career in the ...
Patrice Hoppenot graduated from the Mines de Paris executive engineering school as a civil engineer and was awarded an MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent the first part of his career in the industry. In 1988, he founded the European private equity fund BC Partners which went on to become one of the major independent financial investors in Europe specialized in LBO operations. In 2001, he set up Investisseur et Partenaire pour le Développement (I&P), an investment company dedicated to promoting entrepreneurs in Africa and investing in SMEs and microfinance institutions. I&P is today present in over ten African countries. Patrice Hoppenot also serves on the boards of several companies listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.
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FMO

Jeroen Horsten

Evaluation Officer FMO
Jeroen Horsten is an economist who graduated from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. After graduating, he held various positions at TNT Post, before starting at the Dutch Development Bank FMO in 2 ...
Jeroen Horsten is an economist who graduated from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. After graduating, he held various positions at TNT Post, before starting at the Dutch Development Bank FMO in 2007. As an Evaluation Officer, he is currently responsible for evaluating FMO's private equity strategy.

 

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EDF

Jean-Claude Houssou

Development department EDF
Jean-Claude Houssou gained a degree in engineering from SUP GALILEE and joined EDF in 1991, fulfilling a range of roles in nuclear power plants and at corporate level. From 2005 to 2008 he was in char ...

Jean-Claude Houssou gained a degree in engineering from SUP GALILEE and joined EDF in 1991, fulfilling a range of roles in nuclear power plants and at corporate level. From 2005 to 2008 he was in charge of the management arm responsible for the safety of nuclear installations. From 2008 to 2012 he was a plant director and then production director, before joining EDF Group's international development department as Access to Energy Group Manager for developing countries, his current role.

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Marie Huchzermeyer is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her research covers housing and informal settlement policy from an ...
Marie Huchzermeyer is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her research covers housing and informal settlement policy from an historical, political and rights-based perspective. She is the author of many articles in academic and non-academic journals and several books, including Tenement Cities: From 19th Century Berlin to 21st Century Nairobi, Africa World Press, 2011.
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BearingPoint

Jean-Michel Huet

Partner BearingPoint
Jean-Michel Huet is a Partner with BearingPoint and Head of its emerging countries business. He has worked for a number of international development institutions, mostly in Africa. Jean-Michel is the ...

Jean-Michel Huet is a Partner with BearingPoint and Head of its emerging countries business. He has worked for a number of international development institutions, mostly in Africa. Jean-Michel is the author of a number of French language publications: What if telecoms didn’t exist? (Pearson, 2010), The best of strategy and of management (Village Mondial, 2009), International strategy (Dunod, 2015) and Digital Africa: the five great digital leaps (Michel Lafon, 2017), as well as numerous article focusing particularly on market entry strategies, management and convergence.

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University of Dundee

David Humphreys

Honorary lecturer University of Dundee
David Humphreys is a Londonbased independent consultant. He was chief economist of Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel between 2004 and 2008. Prior to this, he was with Rio Tinto for 18 years. Befor ...
David Humphreys is a Londonbased independent consultant. He was chief economist of Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel between 2004 and 2008. Prior to this, he was with Rio Tinto for 18 years. Before this, he worked for the UK government for nine years, as an advisor on minerals policy. He has a bachelor's degree and a PhD from the University of Wales. David Humphreys is an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee, Scotland.
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AFD

Pierre Jacquet

Chief Economist AFD
Pierre Jacquet is Chief Economist at Agence française de développement (AFD) and a member of the Cercle des Économistes. He is a lecturer and head of the Department of Economics and Finance at École d ...
Pierre Jacquet is Chief Economist at Agence française de développement (AFD) and a member of the Cercle des Économistes. He is a lecturer and head of the Department of Economics and Finance at École des Ponts ParisTech. He was formerly deputy director of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and from 1997 to 2006 was a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Économique, an independent advisory panel set up by the French prime minister. His publications focus on the international economy, economic policy, development and the governance of globalisation.
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World Economic Forum

Christoph Jakob

Environmental initiatives team World Economic Forum
Christoph Jakob, after studying political science and law, worked for various local and international organizations, particularly in South America and Southeast Asia. He was subsequently head of quali ...
Christoph Jakob, after studying political science and law, worked for various local and international organizations, particularly in South America and Southeast Asia. He was subsequently head of quality assurance at the Humanitarian Aid Department of SDC (Swiss Cooperation) between 2002 and 2006. He has been on secondment from SDC since 2006 and works in the World Economic Forum environmental initiatives team where he is in charge of implementing platforms for water in the framework of public-private partnerships.
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Serena Hotels

Mahmud Janmohamed

MD Serena Hotels
Mahmud Janmohamed is MD of Serena Hotels Africa and head of the tourism department of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), where he is responsible for 32 hotels, lodges and safari resor ...
Mahmud Janmohamed is MD of Serena Hotels Africa and head of the tourism department of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), where he is responsible for 32 hotels, lodges and safari resorts located in nine countries in Africa and Asia. He is the founding chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation, a trustee of the East African Wildlife Society, a director on the Corporate Governance Board East Africa, a board member on the Eastern Africa Association and Kenya Land Conservation Trust, and a member of the Executive Committee of AKFED.  
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Proparco

Alexis Janoray

Senior Investment Officer Proparco
Alexis Janoray has been Senior Investment Officer in Proparco’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services division since 2011, working primarily on the structuring and execution of financing operations ...
Alexis Janoray has been Senior Investment Officer in Proparco’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services division since 2011, working primarily on the structuring and execution of financing operations in the sub-Saharan African tourism sector. Before joining Proparco, he worked in acquisition finance in New York and London as well as for an NGO in Myanmar. Alexis is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University and of EM Lyon Business School.
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Proparco

Astrid Jarrousse

Project manager, Infrastructure and Mining department, Proparco Proparco
Astrid Jarrousse structures and sets up financing projects, focusing on the energy and transport sectors. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the EPSCI business school, she worked as a consultant with ...
Astrid Jarrousse structures and sets up financing projects, focusing on the energy and transport sectors. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the EPSCI business school, she worked as a consultant with Eurogroup before joining Proparco in 2007.
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PTA Bank

Mengistu Jima

Principal Officer, ECA Finance PTA Bank
Mengistu Jima is an investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in aviation, trade, project, infrastructure and ECA finance. His previous posts include Resident Consultant at the African Developm ...
Mengistu Jima is an investment banker with over 20 years’ experience in aviation, trade, project, infrastructure and ECA finance. His previous posts include Resident Consultant at the African Development Bank (Ethiopia Office) and CEO of a startup management-consulting firm in Ethiopia. He has co-authored a book on microfinance and published several research papers on finance. He holds MBA (Warwick, UK), MSc and BA degrees in economics.
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CRATerre-ENSAG

Thierry Joffroy

Architect CRATerre-ENSAG
Thierry Joffroy is an architect at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He is responsible for the Heritage topic of the scientific program and has conducted over 250 study and consulting missions in over 40 ...

Thierry Joffroy is an architect at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He is responsible for the Heritage topic of the scientific program and has conducted over 250 study and consulting missions in over 40 countries.

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Pharmivoire Nouvelle

Elisabeth Kacou

Chairman Pharmivoire Nouvelle
Dr Elisabeth Kacou was trained as a pharmacist but she has occupied a wide range of different functions: Chairman of Pharmivoire Nouvelle (since 2004) and of the pharmacists cooperative group Copharm. ...
Dr Elisabeth Kacou was trained as a pharmacist but she has occupied a wide range of different functions: Chairman of Pharmivoire Nouvelle (since 2004) and of the pharmacists cooperative group Copharm. Since 2016, she has been President of Club africain des entrepreneurs. Elisabeth is a graduate of Caen University (France) and Abidjan MDE Business School (Côte d’Ivoire).
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Albino Kalolo

Albino Kalolo’s work focuses on reform of healthcare financing, restructuring of healthcare facilities and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Heidelbe ...
Albino Kalolo’s work focuses on reform of healthcare financing, restructuring of healthcare facilities and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Heidelberg (Germany).
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Globeleq

Mikael Karlsson

CEO Globeleq
Mikael Karlsson's 19 years' experience in infrastructure began at ABB Equity Ventures, which developed and invested in independent power projects. His association with Globeleq started in 2002 and he ...
Mikael Karlsson's 19 years' experience in infrastructure began at ABB Equity Ventures, which developed and invested in independent power projects. His association with Globeleq started in 2002 and he was appointed CEO in 2009. Mikael is also a co-founder of InfraInvest, which advised on energy and infrastructure investments and led to the inception of Arox Infrastructure and Arox Capital, focusing on the management of infra-structure funds.
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CDC

Gurmeet Kaur

Directrice des investissements CDC
Gurmeet Kaur joined CDC in 2012 and is responsible for identifying and managing the investments made through the DFID Impact Fund. Prior to joining CDC, she worked as a finance consultant and as an in ...
Gurmeet Kaur joined CDC in 2012 and is responsible for identifying and managing the investments made through the DFID Impact Fund. Prior to joining CDC, she worked as a finance consultant and as an investment manager in many organisations and countries. Gurmeet holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management in Gujarat and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Delhi University in India.
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HYSTRA

Olivier Kayser

Fondateur et directeur exécutif HYSTRA
Olivier Kayser joined McKinsey in 1985 and spent almost 20 years advising multinational and government-owned corporations in Europe, the United States and China. He then joined social business network ...
Olivier Kayser joined McKinsey in 1985 and spent almost 20 years advising multinational and government-owned corporations in Europe, the United States and China. He then joined social business network Ashoka, launching operations in France and the United Kingdom. That experience gave him an insight into the role businesses can play by scaling up the innovations developed by social entrepreneurs, leading him to establish Hystra in 2009.
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Africa Health Fund

Jacob Kholi

Senior team responsible Africa Health Fund
Jacob Kholi is a member of the senior team responsible for The Abraaj Group's investments and activities in Africa. He has brought 17 years of venture capital and private equity experience to The Abra ...
Jacob Kholi is a member of the senior team responsible for The Abraaj Group's investments and activities in Africa. He has brought 17 years of venture capital and private equity experience to The Abraaj Group, which he gained in West Africa with the CDC Group. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, having trained with KPMG in Ghana and holds an executive MBA in international business from the Paris Graduate School of Management as well as an MSc in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London.
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Elun

Maria Khwaja

Founder Elun
(Français) Maria Khwaja est la fondatrice d’Elun, une organisation qui aide les enseignants à travers le monde à délivrer un savoir de qualité et pertinent à leurs élèves. En tant qu’auteure spécialis ...
(Français) Maria Khwaja est la fondatrice d’Elun, une organisation qui aide les enseignants à travers le monde à délivrer un savoir de qualité et pertinent à leurs élèves. En tant qu’auteure spécialisée dans les problèmes liés à l’éducation, Maria se concentre tout particulièrement sur la formation des enseignants, l’efficacité des programmes, le sens critique et l’innovation dans les salles de classe, l’éducation entrepreneuriale, et la pédagogie critique. Maria est détentrice d’une maîtrise en éducation comparative internationale de l’Université d’Oxford.
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Marie-Paule Kieny

Former Assistant Director-General at WHO, Chair of the Board of the Medicines Patent Pool and DNDi
Former Assistant Director-General at WHO, Chair of the Board of the Medicines Patent Pool and DNDi
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Économiste spécialisé dans le transport, Ian Kincaid est vice-président senior de la société InterVISTAS Consulting. Il pratique depuis plus de vingt ans l’analyse prévisionnelle, l’étude des politiqu ...
Économiste spécialisé dans le transport, Ian Kincaid est vice-président senior de la société InterVISTAS Consulting. Il pratique depuis plus de vingt ans l’analyse prévisionnelle, l’étude des politiques mises en œuvre et la mesure de leurs impacts économiques. Il a beaucoup travaillé sur le secteur du transport aérien et sur les bienfaits de sa libéralisation. Il est titulaire d’une licence en économie et d’un Master de recherche opérationnelle.
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EBRD

Franka Klingel

PhD in Finance and Management
Franka Klingel leads EBRD's work on communicating results and policy priorities on climate change and sustainable resources. She is involved in outreach and knowledge sharing activities including exte ...
Franka Klingel leads EBRD's work on communicating results and policy priorities on climate change and sustainable resources. She is involved in outreach and knowledge sharing activities including extensive collaboration with international climate finance mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds. She holds a PhD in Finance and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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Proparco

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Project manager Proparco
Laureen Kouassi-Olsson joined Proparco in 2009 as a project manager in the Banks and Financial Markets division. She is in charge of examining funding projects for financial institutions in sub-Sahara ...
Laureen Kouassi-Olsson joined Proparco in 2009 as a project manager in the Banks and Financial Markets division. She is in charge of examining funding projects for financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, and has specialised in private equity. A graduate of the business school EM Lyon, she previously worked with Lehman Brothers in London.
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Lafarge

Alan Kreisberg

Senior Vice- President for Sustainable Development Lafarge
Alan Kreisberg is Senior Vice- President for Sustainable Development at Lafarge, with responsibility for the group's environmental policy and its CSR (corporate social responsibility) partnerships and ...
Alan Kreisberg is Senior Vice- President for Sustainable Development at Lafarge, with responsibility for the group's environmental policy and its CSR (corporate social responsibility) partnerships and programmes. Previously he was president of the group's cement business in North America. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
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WWF

Jochen Krimphoff

Deputy director International relations & development WWF
Environmental economist Jochen Krimphoff joined WWF France in 2008, having worked for fifteen years for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers specialising in sustainable finance and global environmental governance. ...
Environmental economist Jochen Krimphoff joined WWF France in 2008, having worked for fifteen years for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers specialising in sustainable finance and global environmental governance. He is currently Deputy director International relations & development.
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LifeSpring

Anant Kumar

CEO and Founder LifeSpring
Anant Kumar launched the first LifeSpring Hospital in December 2005. Before this, he worked in social and rural marketing and social franchising. He continues to serve on high-level expert forums and ...
Anant Kumar launched the first LifeSpring Hospital in December 2005. Before this, he worked in social and rural marketing and social franchising. He continues to serve on high-level expert forums and committees to strengthen healthcare provision. He has been recognised as a TED India fellow and has won prestigious entrepreneurial and social entrepreneurship awards. HE is a management graduate from IRMA, and has a diploma in Health Care and Hospital Management from Symbiosis Institute, Pune, as well as certification in social entrepreneurship from INSEAD, Singapore.
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Aureos Capital

Kiriga Kunyiha

Investment Principal Aureos Capital
Kiriga Kunyiha is an Investment Principal based in Nairobi. He joined Aureos in 2003 and has over eight years private equity experience, focusing on deal origination, structuring, execution, monitorin ...
Kiriga Kunyiha is an Investment Principal based in Nairobi. He joined Aureos in 2003 and has over eight years private equity experience, focusing on deal origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit facilitation in East Africa. He holds a BSc. in Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
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IATA

Raphael Kuuchi

Vice-President IATA
Raphael Kuuchi, IATA’s Vice-President for Africa, is tasked with working with IATA members and industry stakeholders to drive the development of a safe, secure, reliable and economically and environme ...
Raphael Kuuchi, IATA’s Vice-President for Africa, is tasked with working with IATA members and industry stakeholders to drive the development of a safe, secure, reliable and economically and environmentally sustainable aviation industry in Africa. He has many years’ experience working in air transport management, operations and consulting. Raphael holds an MBA and a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).
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AFD

Aurore Lambert

Project Manager – Health insurance AFD
Before joining AFD, Aurore Lambert worked for an insurance group and consulting firm, both based in France. She also headed up a health micro-insurance scheme in the textile sector in Cambodia. Aurore ...
Before joining AFD, Aurore Lambert worked for an insurance group and consulting firm, both based in France. She also headed up a health micro-insurance scheme in the textile sector in Cambodia. Aurore holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School.
  1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Africa : expanding health insurance coverage with private players
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Proparco

Stéphanie Lanfranchi

(Français) responsable de la division Entreprises Proparco
Stéphanie Lanfranchi joined Proparco as Head of its Corporate Division in 2007. With a postgraduate degree in international and development economics, she has specific experience in implementing trans ...
Stéphanie Lanfranchi joined Proparco as Head of its Corporate Division in 2007. With a postgraduate degree in international and development economics, she has specific experience in implementing transaction mandates in emerging markets. She gained this expertise during eight years working with CCF Group, HSBC in London and more recently at Linkstone Capital where her role was focused exclusively on Africa.
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Club Med

Gregory Lanter

Vice President Global Development & Construction Club Med
Gregory Lanter graduated from the Paris HEC Business School and joined Club Méditerranée in 2004 as Regional Development Director. After having restructured the Club's assets in Senegal and Morocco, a ...
Gregory Lanter graduated from the Paris HEC Business School and joined Club Méditerranée in 2004 as Regional Development Director. After having restructured the Club's assets in Senegal and Morocco, and set up villages in the Middle East and on Mauritius Island, he became Development Director in 2009. Since then, he has been contributing to the Club's strategy to go high-end by refurbishing existing villages – the case in Sicily and Morocco – and launching new villages in France and China.  
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CERISE

Cécile Lapenu

Directrice exécutive CERISE
Cécile Lapenu leads CERISE knowledge exchange network since 2001. Cécile held the Presidency of the European Microfinance Platform in 2013 and is a member of the Board of the Social Performance Task F ...
Cécile Lapenu leads CERISE knowledge exchange network since 2001. Cécile held the Presidency of the European Microfinance Platform in 2013 and is a member of the Board of the Social Performance Task Force. Before joining CERISE, Cécile worked as an expert in Rural Finance for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the French agricultural research organization CIRAD. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics.
A PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Using measurement to enhance and share social business practises
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IFC

André Laude

Head of investments of the “Global Financial Markets” Department IFC
As Head of investments of the “Global Financial Markets” Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), André Laude is in charge of the specific support provided to the microfinance sector ...
As Head of investments of the “Global Financial Markets” Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), André Laude is in charge of the specific support provided to the microfinance sector. Prior to holding this position, he worked for IFC in the financial sector in Southern Europe and the Middle East, after over fifteen years’ experience of financial markets in Wall Street, London, Mexico and Casablanca.
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The World Bank Group

Alexandra Le Courtois

Urban specialist The World Bank Group
Alexandra Le Courtois is an urban specialist in the World Bank's Central Urban Advisory Unit. She has ten years' experience working in and with cities and other local governments in France and in deve ...
Alexandra Le Courtois is an urban specialist in the World Bank's Central Urban Advisory Unit. She has ten years' experience working in and with cities and other local governments in France and in developing countries. Her professional focus spans broad urban issues such as urban upgrading, housing, integrated land planning, and municipal service. She holds master's degrees in civil engineering and in urban management.
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Proparco

Julien Lefilleur

heads Proparco's Manufacturing Proparco
After working in Proparco's Banks and Financial Markets department, and opening the organisation's regional office for West Africa in 2010, Julien Lefilleur currently heads Proparco's Manufacturing, A ...

After working in Proparco's Banks and Financial Markets department, and opening the organisation's regional office for West Africa in 2010, Julien Lefilleur currently heads Proparco's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Division in Paris. Founder and editor-in-chief of the Proparco magazine Private Sector & Development, he is a graduate of École Centrale de Paris with a PhD in economics from the Sorbonne University.


4 articles on the blog ID4D

The three prerequisites for progressive contractual agriculture in Africa

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Proparco

Adeline Lemaire

Investment Officer Proparco
Adeline Lemaire graduated from ESSEC and has been working at Agence Française de Développement since 2003 where she began as an infrastructure and urban development project manager in Senegal. She wen ...
Adeline Lemaire graduated from ESSEC and has been working at Agence Française de Développement since 2003 where she began as an infrastructure and urban development project manager in Senegal. She went on to work in the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department at headquarters before joining Proparco’s Private Equity team as an investment officer in 2008. She has made a total of some EUR 70 million of equity investments in several funds, including in clean tech and infrastructure funds in Africa and Asia.
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Global Environment Fund

Elizabeth M. Lewis

Responsible for planning and development Global Environment Fund
Elizabeth Lewis is responsible for planning and development at GEF, working closely with the forestry team at developing its investment strategy. Before this, she provided analysis and support for sus ...
Elizabeth Lewis is responsible for planning and development at GEF, working closely with the forestry team at developing its investment strategy. Before this, she provided analysis and support for sustainable energy with Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously, she was an analyst with the Massachusetts Energy Renewable Trust, focusing on financing for renewable energy firms, after having worked for American Senators Edward Kennedy and Max Baucus. She has an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and an MBA.
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CGAP

Elizabeth Littlefield

Chief executive officer CGAP
Elizabeth Littlefield is a director of the World Bank and the chief executive officer of CGAP. Previously she was the managing director of JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Capital Markets in London. As su ...
Elizabeth Littlefield is a director of the World Bank and the chief executive officer of CGAP. Previously she was the managing director of JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Capital Markets in London. As such, she was responsible for all bond offerings, structured financing, and credit ratings for emerging Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. She has served on many corporate and nonprofit boards and founded several not-for-profit organizations. A U.S. and U.K. citizen, she is a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island and also studied at the École Nationale de Sciences Politiques in Paris.
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AFD

Charlotte Logeais

Mission d'appui AFD
Charlotte Logeais is a civil, water and forestry engineering student on the advanced public policy and sustainable development master’s programme at École des Ponts AgroParisTech. She is currently adv ...
Charlotte Logeais is a civil, water and forestry engineering student on the advanced public policy and sustainable development master’s programme at École des Ponts AgroParisTech. She is currently advising AFD’s Sustainable Transport and Energy Division on sustainable development ideas for port and airport projects financed by the AFD Group.
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ACTIVA

Richard Lowe

Founder and CEO ACTIVA
In 1998, after 17 years working within the Allianz Group (formerly AGF Afrique), Richard Lowe set up Africa-based Activa Group. Richard is chairman and/or director of a number of African insurers, rei ...
In 1998, after 17 years working within the Allianz Group (formerly AGF Afrique), Richard Lowe set up Africa-based Activa Group. Richard is chairman and/or director of a number of African insurers, reinsurers and banks and also occupies a number of senior positions on representative bodies for the African insurance industry.
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The World Bank Group

Oni Lusk-Stover

Operations Officer The World Bank Group
Oni Lusk-Stover leads the World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) –Engaging the Private Sector programme. She also leads on the Bank's partnership with the United Kingdom's ...

Oni Lusk-Stover leads the World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) –Engaging the Private Sector programme. She also leads on the Bank's partnership with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, the Partnership for Education Development, which supports research on education outcomes and is a member of the SABER-Equity and Inclusion team, conducting research to address multiple sources of disadvantage in education.

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Alessandra Lustrati is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) specialist with 16 years of field experience with international agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. From 2008 to 20 ...
Alessandra Lustrati is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) specialist with 16 years of field experience with international agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. From 2008 to 2011, she worked with the European Commission in the ‘Business, Trade and Regional Integration’ unit of EuropeAid, where she was in charge of thematic support to EU-financed development programmes in South and Central Asia.
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Lafarge

Vincent Mages

Vice-President for Climate Change Initiatives Lafarge
Vincent Mages graduated from ESCP (Paris Business School) in 1982 and went on to hold international business responsibilities in the publishing sector, before joining Lafarge in 1988. He has held vari ...
Vincent Mages graduated from ESCP (Paris Business School) in 1982 and went on to hold international business responsibilities in the publishing sector, before joining Lafarge in 1988. He has held various positions in the company in marketing, business development and strategy for cement, aggregates and plaster in both France and Japan. He was Director of the Group's in-house communication prior to becoming Vice-President for Climate Change Initiatives.
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KAM

Betty Maina

Former Chief Executive KAM
Betty Maina is the former Chief Executive of Kenya's Association of Manufacturers (KAM). She worked previously at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Center for International Private Enterprise and ...
Betty Maina is the former Chief Executive of Kenya's Association of Manufacturers (KAM). She worked previously at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the Kenya Leadership Institute, among others. Ms. Maina has also served on Denmark's Africa Commission and currently sits on various public sector boards.
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Louis Maréchal has been working at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs' General Department for Globalization since 2010, where he is in charge of implementing France's cooperation stra ...
Louis Maréchal has been working at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs' General Department for Globalization since 2010, where he is in charge of implementing France's cooperation strategy in the field of the development policies of mineral resource producing countries. He graduated in international relations and holds a specialized Master's in the defense industry. He began his career as a consultant with the consulting firm Indicta.
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The World Bank Group

Philippe Marin

specialist in water and sanitation The World Bank Group
Philippe Marin, a specialist in water and sanitation at the World Bank, led a comprehensive study on publicprivate partnerships in the water sector between 2006 and 2008. He is an agronomic engineer a ...
Philippe Marin, a specialist in water and sanitation at the World Bank, led a comprehensive study on publicprivate partnerships in the water sector between 2006 and 2008. He is an agronomic engineer and also holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. An expert in water utilities reforms and public-private partnerships, he has worked in more than 40 countries on institutional reforms, infrastructure finance and utilities management, both in the private sector and several international financial institutions. He joined the World Bank Group in 2001.
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LDC

Frédéric Marret

CEO LDC
Frédéric Marret was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC), Middle East and Africa Region in September 2011. He joined LDC three years ago and has acquired an in-de ...

Frédéric Marret was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC), Middle East and Africa Region in September 2011. He joined LDC three years ago and has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the region through his previous role as regional CFO. Prior to this, he accumulated more than 20 years’ experience in the hard commodity sector in Europe and North Africa, as operational CEO and in corporate finance.

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Oxfam

Anna Marriott

Health Policy Adviser Oxfam
Anna Marriott is Health Policy Adviser for Oxfam Great Britain and lead for Oxfam's health policy work internationally. She has written and published a number of reports on Oxfam's focus areas of heal ...
Anna Marriott is Health Policy Adviser for Oxfam Great Britain and lead for Oxfam's health policy work internationally. She has written and published a number of reports on Oxfam's focus areas of health care financing and delivery. Before joining Oxfam GB, she studied and worked in South Africa for three years as a consultant for donors and UN agencies on issues including social protection, labour rights in the informal economy, health and education.
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Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Carlos Alberto Marsal

Controllership and finances superintendent Hospital Sírio-Libanês
Since 2008 Carlos Alberto Marsal has been the controllership and finances superintendent at Hospital Sírio Libanês, in charge of the activities connected with Finances, Legal, Budgetary issues. His ex ...
Since 2008 Carlos Alberto Marsal has been the controllership and finances superintendent at Hospital Sírio Libanês, in charge of the activities connected with Finances, Legal, Budgetary issues. His experience includes 25 years in healthcare (17 years, with the Unimed and Medial Saúde Groups), insurance and social security, and industrial and civil construction. He has a diploma in business administration from the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation and from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.
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The World Bank Group

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Senior Economist The World Bank Group
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. Her published work has focused on b ...
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. Her published work has focused on banking systems and access to finance in developing countries. She is currently conducting research on bank financing to SMEs, the impact of migrant remittances and the consequences of the recent financial crisis. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms Martinez Peria worked at the Brookings Institution, the Central Bank of Argentina, the Federal Reserve Board, and the IMF. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Berkeley and a BA from Stanford University.
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DFID

Ross Masood

Investment and finance advisorDFID DFID
Ross Masood joined DFID in 2014 and is responsible for the Impact Programme. Prior to joining DFID, he worked for the Cabinet Office on social investment and economic development, and for Cambridge As ...
Ross Masood joined DFID in 2014 and is responsible for the Impact Programme. Prior to joining DFID, he worked for the Cabinet Office on social investment and economic development, and for Cambridge Associates as an investment consultant. Ross holds an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
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Société générale

Jean-Louis Mattéi

Chief executive officer Société générale
Jean-Louis Mattei, a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and the Centre d'Études Supérieures de Banque (Centre for Advanced Banking Studies), j ...
Jean-Louis Mattei, a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and the Centre d'Études Supérieures de Banque (Centre for Advanced Banking Studies), joined Société Générale in 1973. He became the chief executive officer of Société Générale de Banques en Côte d'Ivoire in 1988. Ten years later he took charge of Société Générale's international retail banking operations, building the group's international network, while strengthening its traditional positions – especially in Africa. In 2012 he became an advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer.
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Bridge

Shannon May

(Français) Co-fondatrice et directrice du développement Bridge
Shannon May, and her partner Jay Kimmelman, came up with the idea for Bridge while teaching in rural China and witnessing the pervasive effects of low-quality schooling on poor children. In 2015, they ...
Shannon May, and her partner Jay Kimmelman, came up with the idea for Bridge while teaching in rural China and witnessing the pervasive effects of low-quality schooling on poor children. In 2015, they were awarded The Economist’s Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation Award. Shannon oversees Bridge’s schools across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and India. She has a BA, Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies from Harvard and a PhD in Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
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The World Bank Group

Gary McMahon

Spécialist The World Bank Group
Gary McMahon has a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is an independent consultant on developing the mining sector to benefit all stakeholder groups, the political economy of ...
Gary McMahon has a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is an independent consultant on developing the mining sector to benefit all stakeholder groups, the political economy of development, the relationships between socio-economic and environmental sustainability, and the micro and macro aspects of natural resource development. From 1996-2015 he worked as a consultant and staff member at the World Bank. Gary has published on a variety of topics in development economics and has edited 10 books on development and transition economies.
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A graduate of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school in Paris, Aziz Mebarek held various positions in industry before becoming Advisor to the Chairman & Managing Director of ...

A graduate of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school in Paris, Aziz Mebarek held various positions in industry before becoming Advisor to the Chairman & Managing Director of the steel conglomerate Tunisacier-Ilva Maghreb from 1987 to 1991, and Managing Director from 1991 to 1994. He was then involved in setting up the investment firm Tuninvest-AfricInvest Group. He is also co-founder of the African Venture Capital Association and the Association Tunisienne des Grandes Écoles.

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Catram Consultants

Gilbert Meyer

expert on port-related and maritime economics Catram Consultants
Gilbert Meyer has a PhD in economics and is an expert on port-related and maritime economics. Until late 2016, he was Chairman of Catram Consultants, specialised in transport economics. In the earlier ...
Gilbert Meyer has a PhD in economics and is an expert on port-related and maritime economics. Until late 2016, he was Chairman of Catram Consultants, specialised in transport economics. In the earlier part of his career, Gilbert worked in a number of southern French ports (Sète, Port-la-Nouvelle and Port-Vendres).
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Overseas Development Institute

Jonathan Mitchell

Economic development specialist Overseas Development Institute
Jonathan Mitchell is a local and regional economic development specialist with long-term experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and increasing exposure in South-East Asia. His focus is value-chain developme ...
Jonathan Mitchell is a local and regional economic development specialist with long-term experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and increasing exposure in South-East Asia. His focus is value-chain development, local economic development, economic and financial analyses, and tourism and agriculture. He has worked for a range of multilateral and bilateral donor organisations and currently heads the Protected Livelihoods and Agricultural Growth Programme at the London-based development policy ‘think tank', the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
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AccessCampus

Friederike Möllers

AccessCampus
Friederike Möllers has been working for LFS Financial Systems GmbH since 2009. Ms. Möllers is Senior Consultant, and currently managing the AccessCampus project in Berlin. Before she worked as Credit ...
Friederike Möllers has been working for LFS Financial Systems GmbH since 2009. Ms. Möllers is Senior Consultant, and currently managing the AccessCampus project in Berlin. Before she worked as Credit Manager/Deputy General Manager of AccèsBanque in Madagascar, as Credit Advisor with AccessBank Tanzania and as Head of Micro Loans with AccessBank Liberia. Prior to joining LFS, she worked in the sector of Local Economic Development in Bolivia with the German Development Cooperation. Ms. Möllers has an M.A. in Social Sciences.
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Innova Schools

María Teresa Moreno Alcázar

Responsible of the design and supervision Innova Schools
María Teresa Moreno Alcázar is responsible of the design and supervision of Innova Schools' educational model. She also teaches on doctoral and distancelearning programmes at the Department of Educati ...

María Teresa Moreno Alcázar is responsible of the design and supervision of Innova Schools' educational model. She also teaches on doctoral and distancelearning programmes at the Department of Education at Peru's Pontificia Universidad Católica. Previously she worked at the Ministry of Education developing a secondary-level curriculum for language teaching, and researched the impact of problem-based learning at the University of Delaware, United States.

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Proparco

Guillaume Mortelier

Strategy consulting Proparco
Engineer Guillaume Mortelier is a graduate from the École polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chausses (civil engineering school). In 2008, after five years' experience in strategy cons ...
Engineer Guillaume Mortelier is a graduate from the École polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chausses (civil engineering school). In 2008, after five years' experience in strategy consulting (Bain & Company) and private equity investment (Astorg Partners), he joined Proparco where he makes equity investments, particularly in the industrial sector. Guillaume Mortelier is also a research supervisor at the French Institute for the Economic Perspective of the Mediterranean World.
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AFD

Stéphanie Mouen

Project manager, Transport and Sustainable Energies department AFD
Stéphanie Mouen joined AFD after gaining ten years' experience of structured finance with Société Générale. For the last eight years her work has focused mainly on the energy sector in Africa – firstl ...
Stéphanie Mouen joined AFD after gaining ten years' experience of structured finance with Société Générale. For the last eight years her work has focused mainly on the energy sector in Africa – firstly within Proparco, then within AFD.
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Mwana Africa

Kalaa Mpinga

Founder Mwana Africa
Kalaa Mpinga began working for Anglo American in South Africa in 1991; he joined the New Mining Division in 1995 where he was in charge of the exploration and acquisition of resources in Africa. He wa ...
Kalaa Mpinga began working for Anglo American in South Africa in 1991; he joined the New Mining Division in 1995 where he was in charge of the exploration and acquisition of resources in Africa. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1997. Kalaa Mpinga left the Group in December 2001 and in 2003 founded Mwana Africa Holdings (Pty) Limited – a company which led to the creation of Mwana Africa PLC.
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Katharine Nawaal Gratwick

Katharine Nawaal Gratwick, PhD, a former senior researcher at the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation works as an energy consultant, based in Houston, Texas. Her area of resea ...
Katharine Nawaal Gratwick, PhD, a former senior researcher at the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation works as an energy consultant, based in Houston, Texas. Her area of research focuses largely on independent power projects across sub-Saharan Africa. She has also worked with a number of multilateral and bilateral institutions on electricity access, as well as with the private sector on a wide range of subjects, including liquified natural gas.
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Oxfam

Marame Ndour

Health advocacy officer Oxfam
Marame Ndour is health advocacy officer for Oxfam France and works on free healthcare financing in developing countries. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked on access to medicine issues and the impact o ...
Marame Ndour is health advocacy officer for Oxfam France and works on free healthcare financing in developing countries. Prior to joining Oxfam she worked on access to medicine issues and the impact of public-private partnerships for health for the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), a non-profit policy research institute based in Paris.
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AFD

Benjamin Neumann

responsable de la communication du Groupe AFD
1 post(s) by Benjamin Neumann on the blog ID4D: Development initiatives for Sub Saharan agriculture and food production industries Agriculture has re-emerged as a priority for Sub-Saharan Africa. Afri ...
1 post(s) by Benjamin Neumann on the blog ID4D:

Development initiatives for Sub Saharan agriculture and food production industries

Agriculture has re-emerged as a priority for Sub-Saharan Africa. African nations recognise the key importance of this sector for enhancing food security and supporting the…
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Digital Divide Data

Amolo Ng'weno

Managing Director Digital Divide Data
Amolo Ng'weno is Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya, a social enterprise providing data and research services to companies and governments. Previously, Amolo co-founded of Africa Online, E ...

Amolo Ng'weno is Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya, a social enterprise providing data and research services to companies and governments. Previously, Amolo co-founded of Africa Online, East Africa's first internet provider and then worked as the COO of the Trust for African Rock Art, and as Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team in the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Cooperatives Europe

Klaus Niederländer

Director Cooperatives Europe
Klaus Niederländer is the Director of Cooperatives Europe, the European Association of co-operative enterprises, as well as Regional Director of the International Co-operative Alliance. With a backgro ...
Klaus Niederländer is the Director of Cooperatives Europe, the European Association of co-operative enterprises, as well as Regional Director of the International Co-operative Alliance. With a background in investment banking and management consulting, he has 10 years of experience in SME development in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on economic cluster creations and linking long-term finance with technical assistance.
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Cameroonian economist Cyrille Nkontchou was born in Yaoundé on 29 August 1967. After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, where he studied economics and finance, Cyrille went on ...
Cameroonian economist Cyrille Nkontchou was born in Yaoundé on 29 August 1967. After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, where he studied economics and finance, Cyrille went on to achieve an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the Managing Director of Liquid Africa, a platform he founded in 2000 to provide financial advice to African businesses. Also the Chairman and co-founder of Enko Education, in 2006 he was selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.
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I&P

Élodie Nocquet

Head of ESG I&P
Élodie Nocquet is head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues and impact measurement at Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P). Her role is to support the I&P team and their partner ...
Élodie Nocquet is head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues and impact measurement at Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P). Her role is to support the I&P team and their partner companies in their efforts to improve ESG practices. She was previously in charge of investment at I&P and a project manager in a fundraising company. She is a graduate of HEC business school and holds a master's degree in development economics from the Sorbonne.
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Université de Lille

Jean-Jacques Nowak

Senior Lecturer in Economic Science Université de Lille
Jean-Jacques Nowak is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Science at Université de Lille I (France) and a member of the research laboratory EQUIPPE. He also manages the “Economics and International Manageme ...
Jean-Jacques Nowak is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Science at Université de Lille I (France) and a member of the research laboratory EQUIPPE. He also manages the “Economics and International Management” Master's. He is a member of the International Association for Tourism Economics. As a specialist in international tourism economics, he is commissioned to work as a consultant by national and international organizations.
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NYEMB

Jacques Jonathan Nyemb

lawyer
Jacques Jonathan Nyemb is a lawyer specialized in commercial and financial transactions (business creation and development, investment projects, private equity investments, structured financing). Prio ...
Jacques Jonathan Nyemb is a lawyer specialized in commercial and financial transactions (business creation and development, investment projects, private equity investments, structured financing). Prior to joining Cabinet Nyemb in Cameroon in 2016, he worked in several law firms in Europe. He was also a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University and regularly lectures at the Catholic University of Central Africa in Yaoundé. J.J. Nyemb holds an MPA from Harvard University, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Professional Master’s 2 in Banking and Finance Law from Paris II – Panthéon Assas University.
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AfDB

Peter Ondiege

économiste en chef AfDB
Professor Peter Ondiege is Chief Research Economist at the Development Research Department of the African Development Bank where he is responsible for Investment Climate Assessment, African Competitiv ...
Professor Peter Ondiege is Chief Research Economist at the Development Research Department of the African Development Bank where he is responsible for Investment Climate Assessment, African Competitiveness Reports and ICT innovations studies. Previously, he was a Director of the Housing and Building Research Institute and an Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Master and a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
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FARM Foundation

Anne Pacquet

Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee FARM Foundation
Anne Pacquet is Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM: Foundation for agriculture and rurality throughout the world). She headed ...
Anne Pacquet is Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde (FARM: Foundation for agriculture and rurality throughout the world). She headed up the agri-business department of Crédit Agricole’s agriculture and agri-businesses division through 2011 from where she was able to observe the strategies of agri-businesses both in France and throughout the world at first hand. At the FARM Foundation she has continued the work of observation and strategic reflection that has marked out her whole career, which includes periods spent working on agricultural policy for the French Agriculture Ministry in Italy as agricultural attachée to the French Embassy.
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European Commission

Sonia Pagliaro

Trade and Private Sector Development European Commission
Sonia Pagliaro is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) with 20 years of experience working for several donors and international agencies in North Africa and Asia. From 2008 to 2011, she has a ...
Sonia Pagliaro is a Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) with 20 years of experience working for several donors and international agencies in North Africa and Asia. From 2008 to 2011, she has also worked with EuropeAid in the ‘Business, Trade and Regional Integration' unit, where she was in charge of thematic support to EU-financed development programmes in West Africa.
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Proparco

Élodie Parent

Investment officer Proparco
Élodie Parent began working at Agence française de développement in 2004 in Morocco where she was in charge of developing microfinance activity. She is now an investment officer at Proparco where she ...
Élodie Parent began working at Agence française de développement in 2004 in Morocco where she was in charge of developing microfinance activity. She is now an investment officer at Proparco where she coordinates the microfinance unit which has committed some 50 million euros of financing to the sector.
1 article on the blog ID4D Bringing the client back to the centre of microfinance concerns

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William Parienté is an assistant professor at Louvain Catholic University (UCL) and an associate researcher at J-PAL Europe. His research focuses on access to credit, and problems relating to poverty ...
William Parienté is an assistant professor at Louvain Catholic University (UCL) and an associate researcher at J-PAL Europe. His research focuses on access to credit, and problems relating to poverty and health in developing countries.
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Injaro

Jerry Parkes

Founder Injaro
Prior to founding Injaro Investments, Jerry Parkes' career spanned fund management, private equity investment, consulting and investment banking with Knox D'Arcy Investment Management, Accenture, Merr ...

Prior to founding Injaro Investments, Jerry Parkes' career spanned fund management, private equity investment, consulting and investment banking with Knox D'Arcy Investment Management, Accenture, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Technoserve-Ghana. He co-authored Ocean and Oil Holdings: Creating a Sustainable Private Equity Business in Africa that forms part of the Private Equity in Emerging Markets curriculum at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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The World Bank Group

Harry Anthony Patrinos

Specialist in school-based management The World Bank Group
Harry A. Patrinos, a specialist in school-based management, impact evaluation and public-private partnerships, is the World Bank's Manager, Education. He leads the Bank's work programme developing the ...

Harry A. Patrinos, a specialist in school-based management, impact evaluation and public-private partnerships, is the World Bank's Manager, Education. He leads the Bank's work programme developing the concepts and strategies for education sector policy and for supporting country programmes and professional development.

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AFD

Thierry Paulais

Deputy Director AFD
Thierry Paulais is deputy director of the AFD's Africa Department. After working with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, he joined t AFD in 2000 as head of the Urban Development Division. He subseque ...
Thierry Paulais is deputy director of the AFD's Africa Department. After working with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, he joined t AFD in 2000 as head of the Urban Development Division. He subsequently led a research programme for the Cities Alliance, supported by the World Bank. He has written several books on cities and housing – including Financing Africa's Cities (World Bank and AFD, 2012).
A PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog: Promoting housing policies coordinated with the private sector
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The World Bank Group

Jean-Michel Pavy

Environment sector The World Bank Group
Jean-Michel Pavy has worked at the World Bank Africa Region in the environment sector for the past 15 years. In Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique he helped with national policy and institutional reform of ...
Jean-Michel Pavy has worked at the World Bank Africa Region in the environment sector for the past 15 years. In Cote d'Ivoire and Mozambique he helped with national policy and institutional reform of wildlife and protected area management. Since he moved to Zambia in 2004, Jean-Michel's interest has moved to tourism as an engine of growth that also contributes to conservation and requires well managed nature products. Prior to the World Bank, Jean-Michel studied conservation biology as well as environmental and water resources engineering at the University of Maryland.  
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Serge Péano is an economist and statistician who worked as an expert at UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) until 2013, focusing primarily on issues relating to the cost a ...

Serge Péano is an economist and statistician who worked as an expert at UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) until 2013, focusing primarily on issues relating to the cost and financing of education. He also spent part of his career in the French Ministry of Education's evaluation department. Serge Péano currently works as an independent consultant.


1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog:

The challenge of expanding quality education for all in developing countries

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Vecturis

Eric Peiffer

cofounder-shareholder Vecturis
Eric Peiffer is a former lawyer and a cofounder-shareholder of Vecturis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Comazar (South Africa) and is today Chief Executive Officer of Transrail (Senegal- ...
Eric Peiffer is a former lawyer and a cofounder-shareholder of Vecturis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Comazar (South Africa) and is today Chief Executive Officer of Transrail (Senegal-Mali) and a Director of Madarail (Madagascar). He has held various positions in other companies (Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire-Burkina Faso) and has been involved in numerous projects. This has given him extensive experience of Africa's rail sector.
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ONF International

Martin Perrier

Director ONF International
A graduate in civil, water and forestry engineering from AgroParisTech, Martin Perrier has worked in various positions in the forestry sector in France and other countries. In particular, he has been ...
A graduate in civil, water and forestry engineering from AgroParisTech, Martin Perrier has worked in various positions in the forestry sector in France and other countries. In particular, he has been responsible for ONF's forest and carbon department. He has been Director of ONF International since 2008 and is involved in developing the organisation's activities, in particular in the area of carbon finance, the regulation of the timber trade, agroforestry investment and environmental monitoring tools.
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Jean-Luc Perron was one of the driving forces behind Fondation Grameen Crédit Agricole where he has been Executive Officer since 2008. After working as a financial advisor to the French Ministry of Ag ...
Jean-Luc Perron was one of the driving forces behind Fondation Grameen Crédit Agricole where he has been Executive Officer since 2008. After working as a financial advisor to the French Ministry of Agriculture, he joined Crédit Agricole in 1985. He is a graduate of École nationale d’administration (ENA) and of the Stanford Executive Program.
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AFD

Véronique Pescatori

Project Manager AFD
Since 2015 Véronique Pescatori has been Project Manager in the Transport Division at Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency, AFD), in which capacity she is responsible for the as ...
Since 2015 Véronique Pescatori has been Project Manager in the Transport Division at Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency, AFD), in which capacity she is responsible for the assessment and monitoring of road, railway, port and airport projects. A graduate of ESSEC Business School, Véronique joined AFD Group in 2003, working previously at Proparco specifically within the Infrastructure Department.
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International Energy Agency

Cédric Philibert

Renewable Energy Division International Energy Agency
A former science journalist, Cédric Philibert, is qualified in political sciences and economics. He has published numerous papers in journals and books on climate change and renewable energies. He adv ...
A former science journalist, Cédric Philibert, is qualified in political sciences and economics. He has published numerous papers in journals and books on climate change and renewable energies. He advised the French environment minister between 1988 and 1990 and the CEO of the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Efficiency from 1992 to 1998. He then joined UNEP and, in 2000, the IEA, in charge of the “evolution of climate policy”. Since 2007, he teaches Energy and Climate at Sciences-Po Paris. In April 2009 he moved into the Renewable Energy Division at the IEA.
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Enko Education

Eric Pignot

Co-fondateur et Directeur des Opérations Enko Educationco-founder and Chief Operating Officer Enko Education
Eric Pignot is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Enko Education. He worked for several years at BearingPoint, where he helped clients develop their business activities and personal perform ...
Eric Pignot is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Enko Education. He worked for several years at BearingPoint, where he helped clients develop their business activities and personal performance, before moving to the US to study for an MBA. At the MIT Sloan School of Management, he focused on the impact of new technologies on education in sub-Saharan Africa. After completing his MBA, he settled in South Africa and co-founded Enko Education with Cyrille Nkontchou.
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Blue Skies

Anthony Pile

Foundator Blue Skies
Anthony Pile founded Blue Skies in 1997. Prior to setting up Blue Skies, Anthony Pile was Managing Director of Orchard House Foods from 1989 to 1996. He attended the postgraduate Sloan Fellowship Prog ...
Anthony Pile founded Blue Skies in 1997. Prior to setting up Blue Skies, Anthony Pile was Managing Director of Orchard House Foods from 1989 to 1996. He attended the postgraduate Sloan Fellowship Programme at London Business School and was an officer in the British Army for 13 years. Anthony was awarded with a doctorate by Cranfield University in June 2011. This and other recognition has encouraged him to extend the Blue Skies model to more countries in the years ahead.
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Anhanguera

Vitor Pini

Investor Relations Officer Anhanguera
Vitor Pini serves as Investor Relations Officer, Member of the Executive Board of Anhanguera Educacional Participações. Before joining the company in 2010, he worked at Banco Bradesco BBI, Banif Inves ...

Vitor Pini serves as Investor Relations Officer, Member of the Executive Board of Anhanguera Educacional Participações. Before joining the company in 2010, he worked at Banco Bradesco BBI, Banif Investment Banking and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria for more than eight years in the capital market field. Vitor Pini holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Università degli Studi di Torino.

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TCX

Jérôme Pirouz

Senior Vice President TCX
Jérôme Pirouz, Senior Vice President at TCX, is responsible for transaction origination and structuring and for all of a fund’s product engineering. He was previously a senior bond manager and trader ...
Jérôme Pirouz, Senior Vice President at TCX, is responsible for transaction origination and structuring and for all of a fund’s product engineering. He was previously a senior bond manager and trader for the bank UBS in London and Fortis Bank in Brussels. He graduated in Business Administration from HEC Brussels and holds a Master’s Degree from ICMA Centre.
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Schneider Electric

Christophe Poline

Sustainable Investment Director Schneider Electric
Christophe Poline has been Sustainable Investment Director in Schneider Electric’s Sustainable Development Department since 2009. After creating the inclusive employee savings plan of Schneider Electr ...
Christophe Poline has been Sustainable Investment Director in Schneider Electric’s Sustainable Development Department since 2009. After creating the inclusive employee savings plan of Schneider Electric in France, he is now responsible for managing its inclusive component. This fund invests in social businesses in France and Europe that contribute to the fight against energy poverty, as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa. Christophe Poline was previously an international financial controller at Schneider Electric. He graduated from ESSEC Business School and the University of Paris Sud.
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The World Bank Group

Pierre Pozzo di Borgo

analysis and management of transport projects The World Bank Group
Pierre Pozzo di Borgo has over 18 years of experience in the analysis and management of transport projects. Since 2003, he has participated and led the World Bank's support of public private partnersh ...
Pierre Pozzo di Borgo has over 18 years of experience in the analysis and management of transport projects. Since 2003, he has participated and led the World Bank's support of public private partnerships (PPP), mainly in the rail, road and airport sectors. He has assisted in the development of second-generation rail concession contracts. Previously, he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Louis Berger International. He holds an MBA from Maryland University, College Park, and a MA from the Sorbonne University of Paris.
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Proparco

Grégor Quiniou

Deputy Head, Infrastructure and Mining department Proparco
Grégor Quiniou has more than 15 years of expertise in advisory and structured finance working with Société Générale and Proparco, which he joined in 2010. He has arranged a number of transactions rela ...
Grégor Quiniou has more than 15 years of expertise in advisory and structured finance working with Société Générale and Proparco, which he joined in 2010. He has arranged a number of transactions relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Zoona

Mike Quinn

CEO Zoona
Mike Quinn is Group CEO of Zoona, an African FinTech business that aims to free up African economies by reducing the need for cash. He has lived in Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa for the past 12 year ...
Mike Quinn is Group CEO of Zoona, an African FinTech business that aims to free up African economies by reducing the need for cash. He has lived in Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa for the past 12 years, and has now settled in Cape Town. Mike grew up in Calgary, Canada, and completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Mike holds an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, alongside an MSc in Management Development from the London School of Economics.
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I&M Bank

Sarit S. Raja Shah

executive director I&M Bank
Mr Sarit S. Raja Shah, a Kenyan national, joined I&M Bank in 1993 as an Executive Director, after completing his master's degree from City University, London. He had previously undergone training ...
Mr Sarit S. Raja Shah, a Kenyan national, joined I&M Bank in 1993 as an Executive Director, after completing his master's degree from City University, London. He had previously undergone training at Biashara Bank of Kenya Limited. He spearheaded the expansion of I&M Bank, which besides having 20 branches in Nairobi, is now also operating in Tanzania, Mauritius and Rwanda. He is the Chairman of I&M Tanzania and is a director on the board of Bank One. He sits on the boards of several companies.
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(Français) Adenia Partners

Tojo Rakotozafy

Senior Investment Associate [instituion]
Tojo Rakotozafy is a Senior Investment Associate based in Adenia Partners’ Madagascar office. Before joining Adenia in 2006, Tojo worked as an analyst for Fiaro, a Malagasy venture capital firm. He is ...
Tojo Rakotozafy is a Senior Investment Associate based in Adenia Partners’ Madagascar office. Before joining Adenia in 2006, Tojo worked as an analyst for Fiaro, a Malagasy venture capital firm. He is a graduate of IFI (Institut de formation internationale) and holds a masters in international enterprise development from the NEOMA Business School in Rouen.
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Proparco

Juliette Ramondy

Senior investment officer Proparco
Juliette Ramondy is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a degree in economics from the Sorbonne. She joined the AFD in 2007 and has been a senior investment officer in Proparco's P ...

Juliette Ramondy is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a degree in economics from the Sorbonne. She joined the AFD in 2007 and has been a senior investment officer in Proparco's Portfolio Monitoring division since 2012.

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Rogerio G. Ramos is an Investment Officer of the MIF at the IDB. He has an MBA, an MA in International Trade and Investment Policy, and a BA in International Relations. He has over 12 years’ experienc ...
Rogerio G. Ramos is an Investment Officer of the MIF at the IDB. He has an MBA, an MA in International Trade and Investment Policy, and a BA in International Relations. He has over 12 years’ experience sourcing, structuring and monitoring private equity and venture capital funds in Latin America. Prior to this, he supervised the private equity portfolio of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC).
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AFD

Olivier Ratheaux

Team leader referent AFD
Olivier Ratheaux graduated as an engineer from the MINES ParisTech Graduate School and holds a specialized diploma in development economics. He joined Agence française de développement in 1992 after h ...
Olivier Ratheaux graduated as an engineer from the MINES ParisTech Graduate School and holds a specialized diploma in development economics. He joined Agence française de développement in 1992 after holding different positions in the technical assistance field. He has prepared numerous infrastructure financing projects and has worked on public-private partnerships, sectoral policies, the economic calculation of projects and procurement. He is currently team leader referent for the transport sector.
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(Français) Adenia Partners

Koloina Razafindratsita

Associate (Français) Adenia Partners
Koloina Razafindratsita has been an Investment Associate at Adenia Partners since 2013. Before this, she worked as a consultant for mergers and acquisitions in Paris and Madagascar and as an analyst f ...
Koloina Razafindratsita has been an Investment Associate at Adenia Partners since 2013. Before this, she worked as a consultant for mergers and acquisitions in Paris and Madagascar and as an analyst for GE Capital. Koloina is a graduate of Paris Dauphine (France) where she majored in both finance and management in emerging and developing countries.
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Proparco

Cyril Renault

Energy economist Proparco
Cyril Renault is a qualified energy economist who graduated from France's former École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs (now the IFP School). After graduating, he spent several years wor ...
Cyril Renault is a qualified energy economist who graduated from France's former École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs (now the IFP School). After graduating, he spent several years working on international projects for the French Environment and Energy Management Agency in Paris and then, between 2004 and 2008, was involved in setting up microfinance institutions in Madagascar and Mauritania on behalf of GRET, the Group for Research and Technology Exchanges. In 2009, he joined the French Development Agency, where he set up Proparco's Technical Assistance department.
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AFD

Philippe Renault

Health and Social Protection Division AFD
Philippe Renault joined AFD's Health and Social Protection Division in 2005 and has been deputy head of the division since 2011. He supervises health projects abroad, particularly in the hospital sect ...
Philippe Renault joined AFD's Health and Social Protection Division in 2005 and has been deputy head of the division since 2011. He supervises health projects abroad, particularly in the hospital sector. A graduate of IEP in Paris and of the École Nationale de Santé Publique in Rennes, before joining AFD he worked as manager at the university hospital in Lille (CHRU) and as a consultant for two firms.
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Proparco

Julia Richard de Chicourt

Senior environment and social specialist Proparco
Julia Richard de Chicourt worked first as an international consultant and then joined Proparco as a senior environment and social specialist. She supports Proparco's investment team in assessing and m ...

Julia Richard de Chicourt worked first as an international consultant and then joined Proparco as a senior environment and social specialist. She supports Proparco's investment team in assessing and managing the environmental and social risks associated with direct investment in the manufacturing, infrastructure and energy sectors.

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Proparco

Luc Rigouzzo

Chief executive officer Proparco
Luc Rigouzzo holds degrees in both agronomy and finance and began his career as an agronomy engineer in Mexico. In 1995, he joined the cabinet of the French Minister for Cooperation and then the IFC i ...
Luc Rigouzzo holds degrees in both agronomy and finance and began his career as an agronomy engineer in Mexico. In 1995, he joined the cabinet of the French Minister for Cooperation and then the IFC in 1997 where he was in charge of structured finance in Brazil, Argentina and Central America. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Proparco since 2006 and has redefined the company's strategy to focus on infrastructure and the financial sector in Africa, equity investment for SME financing in the Mediterranean, and combating climate change in major emerging countries.
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Aequero

Duncan Ritchie

Aequero
Duncan Ritchie has over 20-year experience in investment banking, finance and project development. During his career, he has led many financial advisory engagements in the energy and infrastructure se ...
Duncan Ritchie has over 20-year experience in investment banking, finance and project development. During his career, he has led many financial advisory engagements in the energy and infrastructure sector, including in clean and renewable energy. He has also advised governments and multilateral development agencies on issues relating to renewable energy, low-carbon technology deployment and public-private partnerships  (PPP) in the development of infrastructure.
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SMV

Carlos Rivero Zevallos

Deputy Superintendent of Research and Development SMV
Carlos Fabián Rivero Zevallos is currently Deputy Superintendent of Research and Development of the Superintendence of the Securities Market (SMV). He has held various management positions in the form ...
Carlos Fabián Rivero Zevallos is currently Deputy Superintendent of Research and Development of the Superintendence of the Securities Market (SMV). He has held various management positions in the former Peruvian Securities and Exchange Commission, within General Management, Secondary Market Directorate & Intermediaries and Funds Management. He is an economist from the University of Lima and holds an MBA degree from the University of the Pacific (Peru).
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mPharma

Gregory Rockson

CEO mPharma
Gregory Rockson is the co-founder and CEO of mPharma, a drug benefits manager in Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Westminster College. He was a Public Policy and Internat ...
Gregory Rockson is the co-founder and CEO of mPharma, a drug benefits manager in Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Westminster College. He was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow (PPIA) from Princeton University and a Rotary Scholar at the University of Copenhagen.
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WWF

Jean-Baptiste Roelens

Programme officer WWF
After working on forest conservation in French Guyana (for the CIRAD, a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues), and in Ma ...
After working on forest conservation in French Guyana (for the CIRAD, a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues), and in Madagascar (for WWF), Jean-Baptiste Roelens joined WWF France as Tropical Forests and Climate programme officer. He is currently based in the WWF office in the Democratic Republic of Congo to support the Virunga campaign and the Green Economy programme.
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Millicom

François-Xavier Roger

Chief financial officer Millicom
François-Xavier Roger holds an MBA from Ohio State University and graduated from Audencia Management School in France. He began his career at Aventis and Hoechst Marion Roussel, where he specialized i ...
François-Xavier Roger holds an MBA from Ohio State University and graduated from Audencia Management School in France. He began his career at Aventis and Hoechst Marion Roussel, where he specialized in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. After holding the position of Vice Chairman in charge of corporate finance at Danone, his extensive experience in developing countries allowed him to join Millicom Group as chief financial officer in September 2008.
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Zayra Romo is a Senior Energy Specialist in the Global Energy and Extractives Practice at the World Bank. She has been involved in energy infrastructure investment projects in Latin America and Sub-Sa ...
Zayra Romo is a Senior Energy Specialist in the Global Energy and Extractives Practice at the World Bank. She has been involved in energy infrastructure investment projects in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa and assisted in power sector planning and renewable energy programs. Prior to joining the World Bank, Zayra worked for Electricite de France in Mexico as an operations engineer. She has an electrical engineering degree and an MSc in Energy Conversion and Management.
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Rougier

Francis Rougier

Vice-President and Chief Executive Rougier
Francis Rougier is Vice-President and Chief Executive of the Rougier Group. He joined the family company in 1971, after graduating in and obtaining a degree from Sciences Po (the Institute of Politica ...
Francis Rougier is Vice-President and Chief Executive of the Rougier Group. He joined the family company in 1971, after graduating in and obtaining a degree from Sciences Po (the Institute of Political Studies), and was appointed Chief Executive in 1983. He became Chairman of the Board in 2004, and has been Vice-President and Chief Executive of Rougier SA since June 2010. He also is a board member of a number of professional and employer organisations.
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Proparco

Magali Rousselot

Credit analyst Proparco
Magali Rousselot is an investment officer in Proparco's Manufacturing, Agro-Industry and Services Division. She is in charge of structuring and setting up financing projects, particularly in the socia ...
Magali Rousselot is an investment officer in Proparco's Manufacturing, Agro-Industry and Services Division. She is in charge of structuring and setting up financing projects, particularly in the social sectors (health and education). A graduate of the Reims Management School, she joined the AFD Group in 2007 as a credit analyst after obtaining experience in business finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers and LCF Rothschild.
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CRATerre-ENSAG

Eric Ruiz

Urban planning architect and researcher CRATerre-ENSAG
Eric Ruiz is an urban planning architect and researcher at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He has been involved in major social housing construction programs, both on the side of the contracting author ...

Eric Ruiz is an urban planning architect and researcher at the CRAterre-ENSAG laboratory. He has been involved in major social housing construction programs, both on the side of the contracting authorities and in construction management.

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André Ryba

André Ryba, international consultant Graduate of MIT and University of Chicago; retired; former senior director of studies at Université de Montréal; former deputy chief economist at Banque de Montréa ...

André Ryba, international consultant Graduate of MIT and University of Chicago; retired; former senior director of studies at Université de Montréal; former deputy chief economist at Banque de Montréal; former project manager for the Economic Council of Canada; worked for the World Bank for 22 years and 6 months as a banking sector specialist and project director – including eight years posted in Cameroon and Mali. Author of numerous books, articles and lectures.

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Emilio Sacerdoti graduated from Bocconi University in 1969 and obtained a PhD at Yale University. He was formerly an economist at Banca d’Italia, assistant to the Italian Executive Director at the IMF ...
Emilio Sacerdoti graduated from Bocconi University in 1969 and obtained a PhD at Yale University. He was formerly an economist at Banca d’Italia, assistant to the Italian Executive Director at the IMF, economist and senior economist at the IMF and finally division chief and advisor in various IMF Departments. Since 1988, Emilio Sacerdoti has been mission chief to numerous African and Middle Eastern countries and, more recently, mission chief to Madagascar, Gabon, Tunisia, and Niger.
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Asian Development Bank

Patrick Safran

Principal Operations Coordination Specialist Asian Development Bank
As a focal point for fragile and conflictaffected countries, Patrick Safran supports ADB operations in this context. Previously, he helped develop ADB’s strategic and results-oriented approach to frag ...
As a focal point for fragile and conflictaffected countries, Patrick Safran supports ADB operations in this context. Previously, he helped develop ADB’s strategic and results-oriented approach to fragile situations: focal point for disaster and emergency assistance; ICT coordinator; project specialist and focal point for coastal and aquatic resources management. Prior to joining ADB, Patrick Safran was regional manager for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at French agricultural research agency CIRAD. He has PhDs in Agriculture from Tohoku University in Japan and in Natural Sciences from Lille University in France.
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Mondher Sahli is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He previously lectured in Australia, France and Tunisia. He has also held a position as Director of Strategy at T ...
Mondher Sahli is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He previously lectured in Australia, France and Tunisia. He has also held a position as Director of Strategy at Tunisair and currently chairs the Secretariat of the International Association for Tourism Economics. He conducts expert missions and is an advisor to various organizations.
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CERISE

Jon Sallé

Program Manager CERISE
A specialist in social business, Jon Sallé helps develop and disseminate appropriate tools, support social business audits and make strategic recommendations. Before joining CERISE, Jon worked in “bot ...
A specialist in social business, Jon Sallé helps develop and disseminate appropriate tools, support social business audits and make strategic recommendations. Before joining CERISE, Jon worked in “bottom-of-the-pyramid” social ventures focused on energy access in India and the Comoros Islands. He has also worked as a microfinance investment officer. Jon is of French and Icelandic extraction and holds diplomas from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and HEC Paris.
A PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Using measurement to enhance and share social business practises
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Ole C. Sand is head of GEF's Sustainable Forestry team. He has nearly 30 years of experience in international finance and investments, including multilateral development financing. From 1989 until joi ...
Ole C. Sand is head of GEF's Sustainable Forestry team. He has nearly 30 years of experience in international finance and investments, including multilateral development financing. From 1989 until joining GEF, he worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as transaction leader for projects in many sectors and countries. He has held various positions in investment and commercial banking in his native country, Norway. He holds a PhD in International Business, an MBA in Finance, a BSc, and has studied law.
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Delphine Sangodeyi has a PhD in Geography. With over 18 years’ affordable housing operational experience in France, Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa, she conceptualizes and manages development and redeve ...
Delphine Sangodeyi has a PhD in Geography. With over 18 years’ affordable housing operational experience in France, Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa, she conceptualizes and manages development and redevelopment of large-scale affordable housing. For the past 10 years, she is the Program Manager for Urban Renewal Programs for Immobiliere 3F, which is among France's leading social housing enterprise (240,000+ homes). She is a member of the team of experts commissioned by the African Development Bank and UN-Habitat to analyze the dynamics of housing in Africa and propose solutions to unlock its production. As the CEO of MOABI, a developer dedicated to affordable housing development in Africa, she also works closely with stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including Nigeria, to meet the shortfall of affordable housing.
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Tata Housing Development Company

Pawan Sarda

head of marketing and product development Tata Housing Development Company
Pawan Sarda is head of marketing and product development at Tata Value Homes Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Housing Development Company. He is also part of a Tata group-wide customer loyalty programme. ...
Pawan Sarda is head of marketing and product development at Tata Value Homes Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Housing Development Company. He is also part of a Tata group-wide customer loyalty programme. He was previously Chief Marketing Officer at India's Future Group, which runs chains of discount department stores and warehouse shops. Pawan holds an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Finance and International Management in Bangalore.
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Lafarge

Jacques Sarrazin

Stratégy Lafarge
Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the inte ...
Jacques Sarrazin has been in charge of strategy at Lafarge since 2000. He joined the Group in 1990 to lead the cement strategy and went on to manage Lafarge's plaster operations in Europe and the international development of plaster and specialized materials. He graduated as an engineer from MINES ParisTech and holds a Ph.D in management. He previously held responsibilities at Pechiney and was a researcher at Ecole Polytechnique.
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Roshan

Samir Satchu

Roshan
Samir Satchu is General Counsel and Head of Government Affairs for Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider. Since joining Roshan in 2003, he has negotiated loan financing packages le ...
Samir Satchu is General Counsel and Head of Government Affairs for Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider. Since joining Roshan in 2003, he has negotiated loan financing packages led by the Asian Development Bank, for a total of USD 150 million. Mr. Satchu has steered his department through a period of increased competition (entry of MTN and Etisalat) and regulatory intervention. Before joining Roshan, Mr. Satchu worked in the telecommunications sector in London. He holds degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.
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The World Bank Group

Rachel Sberro-Kessler

Agriculture financing research analyst The World Bank Group
Rachel Sberro-Kessler helps improve the access of farmers and agricultural SMEs to appropriate financial services. Rachel holds a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC (Paris) and a Master of P ...
Rachel Sberro-Kessler helps improve the access of farmers and agricultural SMEs to appropriate financial services. Rachel holds a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC (Paris) and a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences-Po (Paris).
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Proparco

Christophe Scalbert

Investment officer Proparco
Christophe Scalbert graduated from EDHEC and IEP in Paris and joined Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2006 after having worked as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of L ...
Christophe Scalbert graduated from EDHEC and IEP in Paris and joined Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in 2006 after having worked as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Lazard Frères Bank in Paris. After spending several months in various AFD departments, he joined Proparco's Private Equity team as an investment officer in 2007. His activities mainly focus on investment funds and direct equity investments.
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Quamed

Benedetta Schiavetti

pharmacist and researcher Quamed
Benedetta Schiavetti is a pharmacist and a researcher in the quality of essential medicines. During 5 years working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and, later on, with QUAMED, she developed extensi ...
Benedetta Schiavetti is a pharmacist and a researcher in the quality of essential medicines. During 5 years working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and, later on, with QUAMED, she developed extensive knowledge on the pharmaceutical market and regulation in resources-limited settings and on the shortcomings of humanitarian procurement policies. She recently coordinated a medicines quality survey in DRC and, today, her main focus is the study of medicines quality across the supply chain.
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Shift

Julie Schindall

Senior Advisor Shift
Julie Schindall is Senior Advisor at Shift. She manages Shift’s communications and outreach work, with the goal of making business respect for human rights more understandable and actionable for a ran ...
Julie Schindall is Senior Advisor at Shift. She manages Shift’s communications and outreach work, with the goal of making business respect for human rights more understandable and actionable for a range of audiences. Julie began her career in journalism and also worked in humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Somalia. Julie is a German and American national and resides in Berlin, Germany.
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LeapFrog Labs

Nina Schuler

Director LeapFrog Labs
Nina Schuler has been the director of LeapFrog Labs since its establishment in 2009. Previously, at the World Bank she advised governments in East and Southern Africa on local governance and HIV/AIDS ...
Nina Schuler has been the director of LeapFrog Labs since its establishment in 2009. Previously, at the World Bank she advised governments in East and Southern Africa on local governance and HIV/AIDS investments. Nina has also worked in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia as an expert on urban poverty, local economic development and anti-corruption. She is both a German and American national, and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from Brown University.
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Ebiele & Associates

Clément Seka Aba

Doctor of law (LL.D.) Ebiele & Associates
Clément Seka Aba is an expert on port legislation. Before joining the law firm of Ebiele & Associates (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), he worked for Défi Consultants International as a lawyer specialisin ...
Clément Seka Aba is an expert on port legislation. Before joining the law firm of Ebiele & Associates (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), he worked for Défi Consultants International as a lawyer specialising in maritime and port affairs. He has a doctorate in law from the University of Brest and is the author of “Contributions à l’étude juridique des concessions portuaires” [Contributions to the legal study of port concessions] (L’Harmattan, 2015). He runs a course in port legislation at a university in Abidjan.
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Proparco

Philippe Serres

Senior Investment Officer Proparco
Philippe Serres joined Proparco in 2013, first as a Senior Investment Officer in the private equity division, and since the summer 2016 as Head of the Proparco Office for South Asia, based in New Delh ...
Philippe Serres joined Proparco in 2013, first as a Senior Investment Officer in the private equity division, and since the summer 2016 as Head of the Proparco Office for South Asia, based in New Delhi. Prior to that Philippe worked at the European Commission Delegation in Peru, at the microfinance rating agency Planet Rating, and as an Investment Officer in the microfinance team of AFD. Philippe graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Sciences-Po) and holds a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.
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WWF

Juan Sève

Senior Programme Officer WWF
Juan Sève is a Senior Programme Officer at WWF USA in charge of WWF's activities in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A graduate in forest engineering and economics, he has worked in the f ...
Juan Sève is a Senior Programme Officer at WWF USA in charge of WWF's activities in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A graduate in forest engineering and economics, he has worked in the field of forestry, forestry industries and the natural resources economy for over 35 years. He is an expert on Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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I&P

Jean-Michel Severino

Chairman I&P
Jean-Michel Severino is the President of Investisseurs & Partenaires, an impact investing group dedicated to SMEs of Sub-Saharan Africa. He previously held the position of Director of Development ...
Jean-Michel Severino is the President of Investisseurs & Partenaires, an impact investing group dedicated to SMEs of Sub-Saharan Africa. He previously held the position of Director of Development at the Ministry of Cooperation (1994-1996), Vice-President for East Asia at the World Bank (1996-2000) and Chief Executive Officer of the French Development Agency (AFD) from 2001 to 2010. Jean-Michel is a member of several boards, including Ecobank International, Orange, Danone and Convergences, a think-tank on development and poverty alleviation work. He also served as a member of the UN General Secretary’s eminent persons’ panel on the post 2015 development agenda.
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ADB

Alhassan Shirazu

Policy and Strategy Implementation Coordinator ADB
Dr Alhassan Shirazu is Policy and Strategy Implementation Coordinator, l’Agricultural Development Bank in Ghana, responsible for agricultural and agro-related lending. He lectures at the Universities ...
Dr Alhassan Shirazu is Policy and Strategy Implementation Coordinator, l’Agricultural Development Bank in Ghana, responsible for agricultural and agro-related lending. He lectures at the Universities of East Anglia and London and the London College of Management Studies. He is also a private sector consultant on UN-, World Bankand  EU-funded environmental and agricultural projects, and is a development and freelance journalist in Ghana’s public and policy arena. He holds PhDs in development studies and business administration, an MSc.ED, and a diploma in journalism.
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Aureos Capital

Davinder Sikand

Capital Deputy CEO Aureos Capital
Davinder Sikand is Aureos Capital Deputy CEO and Regional Managing Partner for Africa. He has been with Aureos since its inception, 2001, having 25 years of private equity and investment banking exper ...
Davinder Sikand is Aureos Capital Deputy CEO and Regional Managing Partner for Africa. He has been with Aureos since its inception, 2001, having 25 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Previously, Mr. Sikand worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Financial Security Assurance and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (USA).
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Proparco

Denis Sireyjol

Investment officer Proparco
Graduated from the ESSEC business school and the ENSEEIHT engineering school, Denis Sireyjol holds a Master degree in artificial intelligence. After two years as an investment officer for Allied Irish ...
Graduated from the ESSEC business school and the ENSEEIHT engineering school, Denis Sireyjol holds a Master degree in artificial intelligence. After two years as an investment officer for Allied Irish Banks, in 2007 he moved to the Agence française de Développement where he was responsible for private-sector financing in Madagascar. He joined Proparco in 2009 as an investment officer specialising in the agri-food, construction, services and tourism industries.
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Enablis

Charles Sirois

Chairman of the Board Enablis
Charles Sirois is a Canadian entrepreneur active in the telecoms sector – founder of Canada Telesystem International Wireless (TIW) and Microcell Télécommunications. Among other roles Charles Sirois i ...
Charles Sirois is a Canadian entrepreneur active in the telecoms sector – founder of Canada Telesystem International Wireless (TIW) and Microcell Télécommunications. Among other roles Charles Sirois is Chairman of the Board of the Enablis Entrepreneurial Network and Chairman of the Board of CIBC bank. He holds a Master's degree in finance from Laval University (Québec) and an honorary doctorate from Université du Québec à Montréal.
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Finnfund

Hanna Skelly

Associate Director Finnfund
Hanna Skelly, Associate Director at Finnfund Ltd, leads an investment team specialised in forestry, renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies with business development responsibilitie ...
Hanna Skelly, Associate Director at Finnfund Ltd, leads an investment team specialised in forestry, renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies with business development responsibilities including origination and structuring. In addition, she is responsible for the management of a dedicated portfolio of non-investment-grade emerging market investments (equity, mezzanine and loan). She has over 10 years of experience in emerging markets and forest industry sectors. Prior to joining Finnfund, she was based in Singapore as a senior consultant with Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting, the leading global forest industry consulting company, and with Nordea Bank's Singapore office project finance team.

 

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Horwath HTL

Charlotte Specht

Directrice Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale Horwath HTL
(Français) Charlotte Specht a rejoint Horwath HTL en 2013, après avoir été diplômée de l’ESC Rouen avec une spécialisation dans le domaine de l’entrepreneuriat. Elle est en charge du développement en ...
(Français) Charlotte Specht a rejoint Horwath HTL en 2013, après avoir été diplômée de l’ESC Rouen avec une spécialisation dans le domaine de l’entrepreneuriat. Elle est en charge du développement en Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale et a ouvert le bureau de représentation commerciale d’Horwath HTL pour la région à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), en 2016. Charlotte est spécialisée dans les études de marché et de faisabilité d’hôtels en développement, et a développé des compétences spécifiques pour les stratégies et programmations hôtelières, les évaluations et due diligence, dans le cadre de projets urbains ou de resorts.
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The World Bank Group

Connor Spreng

Senior Economist The World Bank Group
Connor Spreng  is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the lead author of the recently published World Bank-IFC report Healthy Partnerships. Mr Spreng's p ...
Connor Spreng  is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the lead author of the recently published World Bank-IFC report Healthy Partnerships. Mr Spreng's previous work has focused on supporting, designing, and studying the effects of policy and regulation reforms of the public-private interface in various sectors (health, education, finance/banking, and water/sanitation).
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International Moneteray Fund

Scott Standley

Senior Research Officer International Moneteray Fund
Scott Standley  is a Senior Research Officer in the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund. He was previously a researcher at the Center for Global Development, where he work ...
Scott Standley  is a Senior Research Officer in the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund. He was previously a researcher at the Center for Global Development, where he worked on private sector and financial market development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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IFC

Peer Stein

Global Business Line Leader IFC
Peer Stein is the Global Business Line Leader for (IFC's) advisory work in Access to Finance, where he oversees IFC's technical assistance programmes in financial markets world-wide. ...
Peer Stein is the Global Business Line Leader for (IFC's) advisory work in Access to Finance, where he oversees IFC's technical assistance programmes in financial markets world-wide.
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Annabelle Sulmont

Annabelle Sulmont currently works at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) as Monitoring and Evaluation Director for Policy Planning. Her thesis in social economics fo ...
Annabelle Sulmont currently works at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) as Monitoring and Evaluation Director for Policy Planning. Her thesis in social economics focuses on adapting the concept of micro-insurance to a Mexican context.
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Natasha Sunderji is the global health lead for Accenture Development Partnerships. She has over a decade of experience in growth strategy, business model design, and program evaluation across public, ...
Natasha Sunderji is the global health lead for Accenture Development Partnerships. She has over a decade of experience in growth strategy, business model design, and program evaluation across public, private, and non-profit organizations. She has also helped to design and facilitate numerous cross-sectoral partnerships focused on addressing access challenges and strengthening healthcare systems to improve health outcomes. She holds a bachelor in biomedical engineering from University of Toronto and a master in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School.
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African Leadership University

Fred Swaniker

Fondateur et président exécutif African Leadership University
Fred Swaniker est fondateur et président exécutif de l'African Leadership Academy. Originaire du Ghana, il est diplômé de la Stanford Business School, où il a obtenu son MBA avec le statut d'Arjay Mil ...
Fred Swaniker est fondateur et président exécutif de l'African Leadership Academy. Originaire du Ghana, il est diplômé de la Stanford Business School, où il a obtenu son MBA avec le statut d'Arjay Miller Scholar, qui distingue dans chaque promotion les 10% d'étudiants ayant le mieux réussi. En 2010, il faisait partie des cent-quinze jeunes leaders africains qui ont pu rencontrer le Président Obama lors du premier President's Forum for Young African Leaders. Il a également été distingué par le Forum économique mondial parmi les Young Global Leaders de la planète, et désigné par le magazine Forbes comme l'un des dix « jeunes gens les plus influents » en Afrique. Il a débuté sa carrière chez McKinsey.
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Jokkolabs

Karim Sy

Founder of Jokkolabs
Karim Sy is an Ashoka Fellow and winner of the 2012 social entrepreneur award. He founded Jokkolabs, an “action tank” to promote structural change from an economic and social perspective. Thanks to hi ...
Karim Sy is an Ashoka Fellow and winner of the 2012 social entrepreneur award. He founded Jokkolabs, an “action tank” to promote structural change from an economic and social perspective. Thanks to his role as a  catalyst for initiatives in both France and Africa, Karim was appointed to the Presidential Council for Africa (CPA), set up by President Emmanuel Macron in August 2017. His experience of working mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa covers business aviation, small-scale mining, water and mining prospection, consulting and the financial sector.
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DBSA

Admassu Tadesse

Vice-président exécutif DBSA
Admassu Tadesse is Executive Vice-President of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) which is based in Johannesburg. He has worked all over Africa for the past 15 years, particularly in South ...
Admassu Tadesse is Executive Vice-President of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) which is based in Johannesburg. He has worked all over Africa for the past 15 years, particularly in Southern Africa. Admassu Tadesse serves on a number of boards, notably the SADC DFRC Board of Trustees (Deputy Chairman), Proparco, AFD’s FISEA Fund, the World Economic Forum’s EPA Initiative, and GAIN Africa - a joint initiative of the Bill-and-Melinda-Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the UN. He is an economist, banker and expert in international development finance.
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Proparco

Mehdi Tanani

Senior Investment Officer Proparco
Mehdi Tanani arrived in Proparco in 2013 as Senior Investment Officer and head of healthcare in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services division (MAS). Between 2008 and 2010, Mehdi worked as an a ...
Mehdi Tanani arrived in Proparco in 2013 as Senior Investment Officer and head of healthcare in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services division (MAS). Between 2008 and 2010, Mehdi worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – mainly on statutory auditorship assignments – before moving to Banque Centrale Populaire de Casablanca (2010-2013) as a senior project investment officer. He is a graduate of Emlyon Business School.
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Aloe Private Equity

Vivek Tandon

cofounder Aloe Private Equity
Vivek Tandon holds a PhD in physics from University College, London. He set up a number of technology companies before co-founding Aloe. He has held several senior executive positions, including Manag ...
Vivek Tandon holds a PhD in physics from University College, London. He set up a number of technology companies before co-founding Aloe. He has held several senior executive positions, including Managing Director UK of Viventures Partners (a USD 700 million venture capital fund).
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IFC

Thierry Tanoh

Vice-President IFC
Thierry Tanoh is IFC’s Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Europe. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and from the ESC of Abidjan. Prior t ...
Thierry Tanoh is IFC’s Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Europe. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and from the ESC of Abidjan. Prior to joining IFC in 1994, Mr. Tanoh worked with the banking commission of the West African Central Bank. He focused several years on transactions in Latin America. He has been based in Johannesburg since 2003 where he was Director for Sub-Saharan Africa prior to becoming Vice President in 2008.
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CIEL GROUP

Maeva Ternel

Corporate Sustainability Coordinator CIEL GROUP
Maëva and Alvin work in the Corporate Sustainability Department at the headquarters of CIEL. Their responsibilities include implementing sustainable development strategy and assisting the Group’s 5 st ...
Maëva and Alvin work in the Corporate Sustainability Department at the headquarters of CIEL. Their responsibilities include implementing sustainable development strategy and assisting the Group’s 5 strategic units with this process. Maëva holds a Master of Business Administration, Sustainability from Rhodes Business School (Rhodes University, South Africa).
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Jean-Marie Tétard began his career at the French Ministry of the Environment in the Department of Pollution Prevention. He has also conducted various expert missions for the World Bank, the French Min ...
Jean-Marie Tétard began his career at the French Ministry of the Environment in the Department of Pollution Prevention. He has also conducted various expert missions for the World Bank, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Equipment, and was for 5 years assistant to the Director of Urban Planning on the issue of developing countries. He is currently special advisor on essential services to the Chairman of the Institut de la gestion déléguée.
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Proparco

Aglaé Touchard

Senior Investment Officer Proparco
Après cinq ans d'expérience en banques d'affaires (Rothschild & Cie) et en conseil en stratégie (LEK Consulting), Aglaé Touchard a rejoint le groupe AFD en 2006. D'abord intégrée à la division des ...

Après cinq ans d'expérience en banques d'affaires (Rothschild & Cie) et en conseil en stratégie (LEK Consulting), Aglaé Touchard a rejoint le groupe AFD en 2006. D'abord intégrée à la division des risques, elle réalise depuis trois ans des investissements en capital au sein de la division Fonds propres et participations de PROPARCO, notamment dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables. Diplômée de l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, de l'École supérieure de commerce de Paris et de l'université Paris IX-Dauphine, elle enseigne à Sciences Po depuis 2006.

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Proparco

Baptiste Tournemolle

Environmental and Social (E&S) Specialist Proparco
Environmental and Social (E&S) Specialist, Proparco Baptiste Tournemolle has been working as an environmental and social (E&S) specialist in Proparco’s Environment, Social, Impact and Governan ...
Environmental and Social (E&S) Specialist, Proparco Baptiste Tournemolle has been working as an environmental and social (E&S) specialist in Proparco’s Environment, Social, Impact and Governance Division since 2015, where he assesses E&S risks and opportunities for improvement. He was previously a consultant for ten years in an international consultancy firm and also spent two years in Burkina Faso. He graduated as an engineer from INPG and obtained a Master’s II Degree in Development in Paris.
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ISEMAR

Paul Tourret

Director ISEMAR
Paul Tourret, Director of ISEMAR, is a specialist in international trade, maritime transport and port development. His expertise has won him a reputation across the French-speaking maritime sector, an ...
Paul Tourret, Director of ISEMAR, is a specialist in international trade, maritime transport and port development. His expertise has won him a reputation across the French-speaking maritime sector, and he writes and undertakes economic and strategic research for public and private sector organisations.
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Olivier Toutain

Olivier Toutain trained as an architect and started his career by taking part in several urban planning studies. He now works as an expert in urban issues and local development. In Morocco, where he h ...
Olivier Toutain trained as an architect and started his career by taking part in several urban planning studies. He now works as an expert in urban issues and local development. In Morocco, where he has spent a large proportion of his career, he has also worked on the issues of informal settlements and slums. He recently directed a social impact study on the support programme for eliminating Morocco's substandard housing and slums.
A PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog: Involving third-party partners to finance the rehousing of Morocco’s slum dwellers
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Aloe Private Equity

Jean-Pascal Tranié

Co-founder Aloe Private Equity
Jean-Pascal Tranié is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale d'Administration. He has held senior executive positions at Veolia Énergie and was head of Vivendi's Media and Multimedia di ...
Jean-Pascal Tranié is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale d'Administration. He has held senior executive positions at Veolia Énergie and was head of Vivendi's Media and Multimedia divisions, before becoming CEO of the Viventures Partners venture capital arm. Jean-Pascal Tranié was one of the co-founders of Aloe in 2003.
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CI-ENERGIES

Amidou Traoré

Chief Executive CI-ENERGIES
Amidou Traoré is Chief Executive of Société des Énergies de Côte d'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES), the state-owned company in charge of planning and implementing investment projects in the electricity sector. O ...
Amidou Traoré is Chief Executive of Société des Énergies de Côte d'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES), the state-owned company in charge of planning and implementing investment projects in the electricity sector. Over the last 27 years he has fulfilled a number of roles, both at operational level and implementing development projects – including the management of hydroelectric facilities, transport and distribution networks, etc.
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ISEMAR

Camille Valero

maritime law expert ISEMAR
Camille Valero, a maritime law expert, has worked in both the public and private sectors, giving her exceptional and far-reaching understanding of the issues related to disputes over use of the sea. S ...
Camille Valero, a maritime law expert, has worked in both the public and private sectors, giving her exceptional and far-reaching understanding of the issues related to disputes over use of the sea. She is currently a desk officer at ISEMAR, where she specialises in legal issues relating to maritime concerns, in particular monitoring emerging markets.
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European Investment Bank

Jacques van der Meer

Deputy economic adviser European Investment Bank
Jacques van der Meer works as deputy economic adviser at the European Investment Bank's Project Directorate, where he is in charge of the appraisal of R&D projects. Before joining the EIB in 1991, ...

Jacques van der Meer works as deputy economic adviser at the European Investment Bank's Project Directorate, where he is in charge of the appraisal of R&D projects. Before joining the EIB in 1991, he lectured strategic management at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon. He holds a PhD from the Twente University of Technology, Netherlands.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Hendrik G. van Oss

Economic and geologist U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Hendrik van Oss is an economic geologist who since 1996 has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Minerals Information Center as a commodity specialist covering cement, ferrous slags, and c ...
Hendrik van Oss is an economic geologist who since 1996 has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Minerals Information Center as a commodity specialist covering cement, ferrous slags, and coal combustion byproducts. Between 1988-1995, he was a country specialist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and prior to that, he spent a decade in the mineral (chiefly gold) exploration industry in the western United States.
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LVR Consulting

Laura Verdier

Independant Consultant LVR Consulting
Laura Verdier is a French Environmental, Safety and Sustainable Development Independent Consultant with more than 10 years experience at International level. She works for private companies and intern ...
Laura Verdier is a French Environmental, Safety and Sustainable Development Independent Consultant with more than 10 years experience at International level. She works for private companies and international institutions, in sectors ranging from services (IT, tourism…) to industries (metallurgy, food industry) on technical subjects (contaminated sites, waste management, impact of activities on water, occupationnal risks…) and global issues (sustainable development strategy, CSR reporting, sustainable urban planning…).
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Olam International

Sunny Verghese

cofounder Olam International
Sunny Verghese is the Co-Founder, Group Managing Director and CEO of Olam International, a leading global agri-business which he started in 1989 under the Kewalram Chanrai Group. Sunny has won several ...

Sunny Verghese is the Co-Founder, Group Managing Director and CEO of Olam International, a leading global agri-business which he started in 1989 under the Kewalram Chanrai Group. Sunny has won several awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Singapore in 2008, Public Service Medal by the Government of the Republic of Singapore in 2010 and Best CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Corporate Awards.

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SIFCA

Bertrand Vignes

CEO SIFCA
Bertrand Vignes trained at France’s École nationale supérieure agronomique in Rennes (an elite university institution providing training in agronomy). Between 1981 and 2008, he held a number of posts ...
Bertrand Vignes trained at France’s École nationale supérieure agronomique in Rennes (an elite university institution providing training in agronomy). Between 1981 and 2008, he held a number of posts in the Michelin Group, joining the SIFCA Group in 2009 as its Deputy CEO and heading its palm oil subsidiary PALMCI until 2010. In 2009, he was appointed CEO of the Group’s rubber subsidiary SIPH (Société internationale de plantations d’hévéas) and since March 2011, he has been the SIFCA Group’s CEO.
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SOMDIAA

Alexandre Vilgrain

Chairman SOMDIAA
Alexandre Vilgrain began taking on responsibilities within the subsidiaries of the family’s agribusiness group in France, Africa and the Indian Ocean in 1979. In Asia he set up a network of French-sty ...
Alexandre Vilgrain began taking on responsibilities within the subsidiaries of the family’s agribusiness group in France, Africa and the Indian Ocean in 1979. In Asia he set up a network of French-style café bakeries called Delifrance Asia, which was then listed on the stock exchange. In 1995 he succeeded his father as Chairman of SOMDIAA. He also holds various positions within other companies, including that of observer on the Proparco board of directors. He was appointed Chairman of the French Council of Investors in Africa (CIAN) in 2009.
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AFD

Nicolas Vincent

Research Officer AFD
An economist, Nicolas Vincent has been research officer and research project coordinator at AFD since 2013. After completing his PhD in international macroeconomics, he built up a solid grounding in r ...
An economist, Nicolas Vincent has been research officer and research project coordinator at AFD since 2013. After completing his PhD in international macroeconomics, he built up a solid grounding in research both in the private sector (research institute, automotive industry) and public administration (French Treasury). He is currently working on development funding and changes to official development assistance.
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Azure Power

Inderpreet S. Wadhwa

Founder and chief executive officer Azure Power
Inderpreet Wadhwa is the founder and chief executive officer of Azure Power, a leading Indian solar service corporation providing energy to communities and governments. Prior to founding Azure Power I ...
Inderpreet Wadhwa is the founder and chief executive officer of Azure Power, a leading Indian solar service corporation providing energy to communities and governments. Prior to founding Azure Power India (AZI) in 2007, Inderpreet served as a vice president of Loyalty Lab and as a senior director of Oracle Corporation. Additionally, he has been a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
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Simon Walley has worked at the World Bank since 2006, particularly on the development of secondary mortgage markets through the creation of liquidity facilities, mortgage-subsidy schemes and covered-b ...
Simon Walley has worked at the World Bank since 2006, particularly on the development of secondary mortgage markets through the creation of liquidity facilities, mortgage-subsidy schemes and covered-bond legislation. Previously, he worked as an economist for the Nationwide Building Society and acted as a banking regulator at the Bank of England and for the Financial Services Authority. He was also the Deputy Secretary-General of the European Mortgage Federation.
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AXA

Garance Wattez-Richard

Head of Emerging Customers AXA
Garance Wattez-Richard is in charge of developing the insurance offering for middle-class customers in emerging economies. After working at the EU Commission and the EBRD, Garance joined the AXA Group ...
Garance Wattez-Richard is in charge of developing the insurance offering for middle-class customers in emerging economies. After working at the EU Commission and the EBRD, Garance joined the AXA Group in 2005 as Executive Assistant on communications matters before being appointed Head of Media Relations and Reputation in 2012.
1 PS&D article on the Ideas for Development blog : Harnessing insurance to African economic development
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Club Med

Agnès Weil

Sustainable Development Director Club Med
Agnès Weil graduated from the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the European Institute of Business Administration ...
Agnès Weil graduated from the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). She began her career at Bossard Consultants and went on to work at Gemini Consulting and VVF Vacances. In 1999, she joined Club Méditerranée as Quality, Safety and Hygiene-Health Director, before being appointed as Sustainable Development Director in 2005.
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Dalberg

Jason Wendle

Associate Partner Dalberg
Jason Wendle is an Associate Partner in the Nairobi office of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, providing clients with strategy and policy advice. He has published or presented studies on topics th ...
Jason Wendle is an Associate Partner in the Nairobi office of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, providing clients with strategy and policy advice. He has published or presented studies on topics that include energy sector investment, SME finance, and impact verification methodologies. Jason earned his Master's in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
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HEC Paris

Georg Wernicke

Assistant Professor HEC Paris
Georg Wernicke is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Strategy & Business Policy at HEC Paris and affiliated with the Society & Organizations Center. Prior to t ...
Georg Wernicke is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Strategy & Business Policy at HEC Paris and affiliated with the Society & Organizations Center. Prior to this, he was a faculty member at the Copenhagen Business School and a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business, the University of Antwerp, Kellogg School of Management and at INSEAD. His research focus embraces corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
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Proparco

Nicolas Willemin

(Français) Chargé d’affaires senior Proparco
(Français) Arrivé chez Proparco en 2015, Nicolas Willemin est chargé d’affaires senior au sein de la division Secteurs manufacturier, agro-industriels et services (MAS), en qualité de responsable du p ...
(Français) Arrivé chez Proparco en 2015, Nicolas Willemin est chargé d’affaires senior au sein de la division Secteurs manufacturier, agro-industriels et services (MAS), en qualité de responsable du pôle tourisme et développement urbain. Auparavant, Nicolas a travaillé pendant 5 ans en tant que chargé d’affaires sur des financements structurés et corporate, avant de rejoindre le Groupe AFD en 2011 où il a structuré de nombreux projets dans les Outremer françaises. Nicolas est diplômé de l’université de la Sorbonne et de l’EM Lyon Business School.
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Alexandre Wong, PhD (Philosophy), is associate researcher at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) and consultant. His research is focused on the historical, political and economic ...
Alexandre Wong, PhD (Philosophy), is associate researcher at CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) and consultant. His research is focused on the historical, political and economic forces that have shaped people today and on intercultural approaches to corporate social responsibility (CSR). He coordinates RSE & Interculturalité (Intercultural Understandings of CSR), a network of experts working on the interactions between CSR practices at international, national and regional levels.
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Proparco

Nathalie Yannic

Investment officer Proparco
Nathalie Yannic is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a master's degree from AgroParisTech. She began her career at Gaz de France before joining Proparco in 2007, initially in the ...
Nathalie Yannic is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European Business School and has a master's degree from AgroParisTech. She began her career at Gaz de France before joining Proparco in 2007, initially in the Bangkok office. She is now an investment officer in the Infrastructures and Mining division specialising in energy and waste projects.
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Hysacam

Jean-Pierre Ymelé

Director Hysacam
Jean-Pierre Ymelé is director of the Hysacam branch office in Douala, which he joined in 1998 as communication director. He has a doctorate in epistemology and history of science from University Paris ...
Jean-Pierre Ymelé is director of the Hysacam branch office in Douala, which he joined in 1998 as communication director. He has a doctorate in epistemology and history of science from University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, and is the author of Science, Technology and Development: Stakes of Globalisation. His business management practice and his research in political science and development are mutually informative.
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Wadi Group

Ramy Youssef

Chief Financial Officer Wadi Group
Chief Financial Officer, Wadi Group Ramy Youssef is Wadi Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Ramy has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of financial management, economic evaluations, and restructuri ...
Chief Financial Officer, Wadi Group Ramy Youssef is Wadi Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Ramy has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of financial management, economic evaluations, and restructuring & transformation across various industries and regions, including Angola, UK, and the Middle East. He has worked for global firms including Henkel, Shell and BP. Ramy holds two degrees in Business Administration and is passionate about change management and transformations in developing economies.
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AccessCampus

Bernd Zattler

AccessCampus
Dr. Bernd Zattler founded LFS Financial Systems GmbH, a consultant, manager and investor in the MSME-Finance industry, in 1997, and has since then been Managing Director and majority owner of the firm ...
Dr. Bernd Zattler founded LFS Financial Systems GmbH, a consultant, manager and investor in the MSME-Finance industry, in 1997, and has since then been Managing Director and majority owner of the firm. LFS is the strategic investor and manager of the AccessHolding network banks. Dr. Zattler is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of AccèsBanque in Madagascar, AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria, AccessBank Tanzania as well as AB Microfinance Bank Zambia and Director on the Supervisory Board of AccessHolding.
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ProCredit

Claus-Peter Zeitinger

Main strategic investor ProCredit
Claus-Peter Zeitinger is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProCredit Holding AG. In 1981, he co-founded Internationale Projekt Consult (IPC), a development finance consulting firm, now the driving ...
Claus-Peter Zeitinger is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProCredit Holding AG. In 1981, he co-founded Internationale Projekt Consult (IPC), a development finance consulting firm, now the driving entrepreneurial force and main strategic investor behind ProCredit. Dr. Zeitinger designed and implemented numerous downscaling and institutionbuilding projects in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Since 2006, he has been the leading figure behind the foundation of the ProCredit Academy in Germany and is currently a member of its teaching staff. Claus-Peter Zeitinger completed a Ph.D in economics at the University of Frankfurt and is the author of several studies on target group-oriented lending.
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The World Bank Group

Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang

Lead economist The World Bank Group
Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang is a lead economist at the Policy Division of the Global ICT Department of the World Bank Group. She manages the Information and Communications for Development flagship report ...
Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang is a lead economist at the Policy Division of the Global ICT Department of the World Bank Group. She manages the Information and Communications for Development flagship reports. Her main responsibilities include overseeing the World Bank’s analytical work on ICT policies, economics, and impact analysis, as well as leading ICT operations and policy dialog in countries in Asia. She has published over 20 journal articles, book chapters, and reports on ICT and development, economic growth, and productivity. She holds a PhD in Economics and a M.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
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AfricaNext

Guy Zibi

Founder and managing director AfricaNext
Guy Zibi is Founder and Managing Director with AfricaNext Investment Research, an independent consultancy firm focused on telecommunication economics and due diligence analysis in the African TMT (Tec ...
Guy Zibi is Founder and Managing Director with AfricaNext Investment Research, an independent consultancy firm focused on telecommunication economics and due diligence analysis in the African TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunication) space. Guy Zibi has more than a decade-long experience in researching and analyzing the business of technology in developed and developing economies. In prior years, he also acted as Director of Pyramid Research’s Communications Media and Technology (CMT) practice, Director of the Pyramid’s EMEA research practice, and Africa analyst with the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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INAD-CI

Viviane Zunon Kipre

President INAD-CI
Viviane Zunon Kipre is President of the National Institute of Directors of Côte d’Ivoire (INAD-CI).
Viviane Zunon Kipre is President of the National Institute of Directors of Côte d’Ivoire (INAD-CI).
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