Project Managers

INSUCO brings together specific teams for each project depending on the tasks required and the geographical location.  Our aim is to provide human resources that combine a perfect understanding of the local context as well as of the topic at hand and the client’s priorities. Our teams are made up of international staff recognised in their field and high-level national staff. For some roles, such as surveyors and translators, staff are recruited as close to the project site as possible. They are trained and involved in all phases of building the methodology to ensure optimal results as well as to build local capacities.

INSUCO’s international teams are renowned for their on-going monitoring of actions in the field, guaranteeing the consistency and rigour of our processes.

Dan Molczadzki
Agro-economist

An agro-economist with sound experience in project management and in quantitative studies, Dan has worked in particular on West African mining projects, gas projects in South-East Asia and in environmental research projects in the Pacific. He specialises in socio-economic and agricultural baseline studies, market research, sector studies and in the implementation and monitoring of rural development projects.

Damien Buchon
Agro-economist

An agro-economist with strong experience in project management and statistical studies, Damien has worked on mining projects and for donors in West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He specialises in sector studies, socio-economic and agricultural baseline studies as well as in planning and implementation of resettlement, compensation and development programmes.

Dr David Leyle
Geographer

PhD in development geography, specialised in the assessment and management of environmental and social risks, including involuntary resettlement of populations, and in the design and management of socio-economic observatories, David is a recognised expert in social and societal engineering, particularly regarding the extractive sector. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in the development of information and evaluation systems for the CNRS (French National Institute for Scientific Research), various NGOs, mining companies, consulting firms and for the French Development Agency (AFD). Mainly in Africa, but also in the Maghreb, the Middle East and in Asia, he has developed deep experience regarding the management of intercultural and multi-partner projects, such as socio-economic baseline studies, environmental and social impact assessments, and social and land management plan implementation. He has published in international scientific journals and regularly communicates about his research in international conferences. In particular, he coordinated in 2012 the Atlas of Voluntary and Solidarity Commitments at international level.

Frédéric Airaud
Agroeconomist

Agroeconomist and halieutics specialist, Frédéric Airaud has over 13 years of experience, in the fields of sustainable management of natural resources and socio-economic surveys. He has worked as a program manager for both national and international NGOs, for the sustainable management of natural resources, the governance and participatory management methods of protected areas, as well as for the extractive industry impact assessment and the related social and environmental management plans. He has extensive experience in several African countries, like Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Djibouti, Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo. His experience in the fields of environment and fishery across the African continent made him an expert for studies related to the management of coastal areas, participatory management of natural resources and environmental protection in Africa. He also implemented social baseline surveys and inventories for resettlement action plans.

Dr. Luca Pollarolo
Archaeologist and Paleo-ethnologist

Luca is a natural science graduate and has a PhD in Anthropology (University of Florence). He has 16 years of research experience, which he gained working with universities in Italy, South Africa and Switzerland. An expert in archaeology, he has conducted surveys and excavations in Africa (South Africa, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania), the Middle East (Southern Jordan desert) and Italy, studying prehistoric, proto-historic and historical sites and rock art (paintings and engravings). He has led several digs and international field studies in South Africa, where he also taught prehistory and human evolution for 2 years as Honorary Researcher at Wits University, collaborating on the study of finds from the most prominent sites. He is a member of the APA team (Laboratoire Archéologie et Peuplement de l'Afrique) at the University of Genève, where he is currently working as a research associate. The findings from his work are regularly published in international scientific journals.

Dr Marie Mazalto
Sociologist

With a Doctorate in Sociology (UQAM-Montreal/CIRAD-France), Marie specialises in mining governance issues in African countries. She has 10 years’ experience in the research sector (UQAM, McGill and CRDI Canada, CIRAD France) and has been published in various scientific publications and reviews. She has also worked as a consultant with various development organisations, international NGOs and consulting firms as well as mining companies. In her 12 years’ experience in Africa and Latin America, Marie has acquired an in-depth understanding of field work, particularly through supervising baseline social studies and social impact assessments in the mining sector.

Juan David Correa
Anthropologist

Anthropologist expert in the design, management and implementation of relationship strategies for Oil & Gas, Road infrastructure and Mining sectors. Relying on the analysis of social contexts, Juan David is an expert for the formulation of strategies to articulate the companies’ policies with the local context of their operations. He has worked during the last 15 years in the management of social performance for extractive companies, in the evaluation, design and implementation of socio-environmental impact management plans, monitoring of environmental licenses, formulation and execution of social investment projects and in the execution of prior consultation processes with indigenous communities in Colombia.

Dr Facely Condé
Doctor, Public Health Specialist

A doctor specialising in public health, Facély has worked on statistical studies for many international mining companies and international donors in West Africa. He has extensive experience in health-related studies and is particularly familiar with census protocols in both urban and rural contexts. Facély has also supervised studies on cultural heritage, particularly regarding traditional healing practices.

Luigi Arnaldi di Balme
Anthropologist

An Africa-focused anthropologist (IHEID) and Research Director at Laboratoire Citoyennetés (Ouagadougou), Luigi specialises in land tenure issues particularly as regards land access, natural resource management, conservation and mining. Based in Ouagadougou, he has spent 12 years working in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Chad and Guinea, where he has examined both compensation and resettlement action strategies and processes for mining groups, as well as traditional gold mining issues.

Madiou Barry
Civil Engineer

A civil engineer, Madiou has worked on the implementation of development programmes for mining and construction companies. He has considerable experience in procurement procedures (institutional frameworks) and in monitoring development programmes and action-led capacity building.

Dr Julien Remy
Sociologist

Holder of a PhD in political sociology (University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Julien has worked for more than 10 years as a researcher and consultant in the area of social cohesion in France and Africa. His experiences allowed him to strengthen his skills in the field of social risk assessment, regarding both public and private projects, in a diversity of contexts: Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF) and Gender Action Plans (GAP), post-conflict social impacts (Central African Republic), social impacts and insecurity perception in Sahel region (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger), social risk assessment of mining projects (Burkina Faso, Mali). He is as well an expert regarding Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEP) and Social Impact Assessments (SIA) as part of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP). These different work experiences in the field also allowed him to develop sound expertise in decentralisation, as well as specific skills on the use of impact assessment tools.

Mathieu Fribault
Anthropologist-Ethnologist

A social anthropologist and ethnologist (EHESS/CNRS), Mathieu specialises in socio-cultural and environmental transition processes and transcultural studies: social change, technical innovations, projects and community making. He has been working for over ten years in West Africa (particularly in Guinea where he is familiar with the local language, Susu) and in Southern Africa, studying religious and ritual institutions and practices, social imaginaries between tradition and modernity and heritagisation. He has participated in various programmes where he has honed his expertise in story-telling and oral history and in traditional forms of power and land tenure. His studies and his experience in interdisciplinary contexts combined with his wide bibliographical knowledge enable him to forge links between the many different aspects of INSUCO’s work.