The Management Team

Dr Pascal Rey
Chief Executive Officer

An agro-economist and holder of a Doctorate in Development Geography, Pascal Rey has over 15 years’ experience in Africa, Asia and South America, gathered working in community development and development research programmes with the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS), the World Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), international NGOs and mining companies. Pascal combines both field expertise and an up-to-date knowledge of leading issues in the development sector. His work is regularly published in scientific journals and reviews, in particular on issues relating to land rights, natural resource management, decision-making processes and participatory approaches.

Anna Battouly Barry
Administrative and Financial Manager

Anna holds a Masters 2 degree in Business and Financial Engineering (Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre) and a Masters 2 in Corporate Finance (Université d’Evry-Val-d’Essone). She spent a number of years working as a salesperson in the banking sector in France, handling institutional and distributor accounts for the private bank UBS France SA and then for the financial services provider Procapital (a subsidiary of the Credit Mutuel - Arkéa Group). In Guinea, prior to joining INSUCO, Anna worked for a subsidiary of the pan-African bank Ecobank, where she was employed in various roles.

Dany La Noë
General Manager, Guinea

Agro-economist, Dany La Noë has a relevant experience in projects’ management in Africa. With nearly 15 years of working experience, especially in the manbagement of agricultural programs for FAO, Dany has also worked for consulting firms and research institutes. He has a great knowledge of the African continent as he has been working and living in Guinea, Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Democratic Republic of Congo. Dany as a solid experience in agronomy and economics in agriculture, as well as in implementing multi-stakeholder projects (local authorities, donors, civil society, companies, elected officials), particularly in the context of bilateral or multilateral cooperation.

Guillén Calvo
General Manager Latin America

An agro-economist and geographer, Guillén Calvo has worked for many international organisations (UNESCO, Bioversity International, the World Bank etc.) setting up development projects and managing inter-governmental platforms, as well as looking at the interface between scientific research and political decision-making. For the past 10 years he has specialised in the territorial social responsibility of companies in South America and Africa. He is also involved in designing and implementing international initiatives and south-south cooperation projects to promote bio-cultural heritage.

Dr Peter Hochet
General Manager Burkina Faso

Specialising in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal) where he has lived for the past eight years, Peter’s research and expertise lies in the field of land governance (public policy, rural land tenure, pastoralism, conservation, mining) and the political system of local authorities, decentralisation and the State (decision-making, application of legislation, use of public services). His work on these topics is published regularly in international academic reviews. In the mining sector he focuses on baseline studies and compensation and resettlement processes.

Solenne de Gromard
Chief Operating Officer

Agro-economist, Solenne has over 10 years of experience in public service management, institutional relations and project management. In particular, her experience led her to run technical services in the water and sanitation sector, for both local authorities and industrial companies, as well as to manage political and commercial affairs within the Exterior Relations Directorate of a private company. Solenne has also coordinated for an important international group the programs of an endowment fund dedicated to basic services access in developing countries, working in partnership with other funding bodies and NGOs. Her experience has allowed her to develop a project systemic and operational approach, combining the teams’ know-how and customers’ expectations.

Alex-Igor Chmelewsky
Legal Advisor

Holder of a Master’s in the General Theory and Philosophy of Law and Barrister, Alex-Igor has extensive legal advisory experience and has participated in many international projects, particularly in the extractive industries sector in West Africa. His perfect knowledge of international standards (IFC, EITI etc.) is invaluable in carrying out social impact assessments and developing resettlement and compensation action plans. He also provides vital support in the company’s international development.

Ousmane Conté
Director of Human Resources and Legal Departement

Holder of a Master’s in Business Law from the University of Maine (France) and a Master’s in Public Law from the University of Sonfonia in Conakry, Ousmane acquired a solid legal and administrative experience within Campus France (a service of the French embassy) and within a large French wealth management and advisory group in Paris (Primonial). His knowledge of business law in an international context, in particular as regards labour law, insurance law, company law, obligation law etc. are key assets that enable him to supervise our human resources activities and to assume his responsibilities as human resources and legal department director.

Simon Delotter
Director of the GIS and Infographics Department

Holder of a Master’s in Geography specialising in natural disasters and a Master’s in Regional Cartography and Geographical Information Systems from the University of Montpellier III, Simon Delotter has worked for eight years for regional authorities as a 3D-GIS Project Manager. In this role he participated in developing interactive virtual models for towns and cities. This experience has given him a solid grounding in data analysis and the production of maps and 2D/3D graphics. He is working with INSUCO to train field teams in the use of GIS tools, the analysis and production of maps and the production of SIG databases.

Valentin Soro
Programmer Analyst

Valentin has worked as a Programmer Analyst for more than 12 years and specialises in developing Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) data entry forms and data processing applications for infrastructure, extractive and institutional projects. He has also worked on projects to develop geo-referenced databases for storing data and editing output records that also detail and rank individuals’ assets. Valentin is used to working with experts from various backgrounds; he is familiar with all the steps involved in developing household surveys and can also oversee survey quality control (blockages, question coding, duplicate entries) of both paper-based and digital questionnaires.