About us

The team

Insuco brings together more than 100 permanent employees, distributed in our 9 offices around the world, and relies on a solid network of nearly 200 contractors with specific expertise.

To meet the needs of our customers, we put together for each project separate teams that combine knowledge of the geographical area, ease in the field and mastery of the topic. Our teams are made up of national and international experts renowned in their field and able to provide adapted answers to the specific issues of each project.

Insuco’s business fields are exciting and demanding, and so are our employees.

Dr Pascal Rey

Dr Pascal Rey

Chief Executive Officer +
Dr Pascal Rey

Dr Pascal Rey

Chief Executive Officer

Agro-economist and holder of a Doctorate in Development Geography, Pascal 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 related to land rights, natural resource management, decision-making processes and participatory approaches.

Anna Battouly Barry

Anna Battouly Barry

Administrative and Financial Manager +
Anna Battouly Barry

Anna Battouly Barry

Administrative and Financial Manager

Anna holds a Master's Degree in Business and Financial Engineering (Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre) and a Master's Degree 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.

Ousmane Conté

Ousmane Conté

Director of Human Resources and Legal Departement +
Ousmane Conté

Ousmane Conté

Director of Human Resources and Legal Departement

Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Maine (France) and a Master’s Degree 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.

Guillén Calvo

Guillén Calvo

General Manager Latin America and the Caribbean +
Guillén Calvo

Guillén Calvo

General Manager Latin America and the Caribbean

Agro-economist and geographer, Guillén 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 corporate territorial responsibility for 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.

Solenne de Gromard

Solenne de Gromard

Operations General Manager +
Solenne de Gromard

Solenne de Gromard

Operations General Manager

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.

Dr Peter Hochet

Dr Peter Hochet

General Manager Africa +
Dr Peter Hochet

Dr Peter Hochet

General Manager Africa

Specialising in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal) where he has lived for more than 10 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.

Margot Petitpierre

Margot Petitpierre

Country Director Guinea +
Margot Petitpierre

Margot Petitpierre

Country Director Guinea

Margot is an engineer specialised in international agro-development and land use planning. Before joining Insuco Guinea, she worked for several NGOs and programmes in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean region. She managed and coordinated projects focusing on agricultural development, water and sanitation, as well as access to education, at both technical and organisational levels. In particular, Margot implemented baseline studies and technical studies in Haiti and Laos, and contributed to agricultural research programmes in Vietnam and Thailand.

Caroline Amrom

Caroline Amrom

Country Director Djibouti +
Caroline Amrom

Caroline Amrom

Country Director Djibouti

Caroline is an agronomist with a complementary specialisation in sciences of population and development. She has many years of experience in agricultural project management, value chain development, community development and organisational strengthening. She has also developed experience around advocacy activities aiming at strengthening local stakeholders and their roles in territory development. These activities have allowed her to interact with international institutions and a wide range of actors and sectors. In the field, she conducted baseline studies and stakeholder engagement activities, and oversaw studies and projects such as Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), and Resettlement Action Plans (RAP).

Hélène Chéron-Kientéga

Hélène Chéron-Kientéga

Country Director Burkina Faso +
Hélène Chéron-Kientéga

Hélène Chéron-Kientéga

Country Director Burkina Faso

Hélène holds a Research Master’s Degree in Socio-anthropology, realised between France and Burkina Faso, as well as a Professional Master’s Degree in Local Development. She is of French nationality but obtained Burkinabe nationality as well in 2010. She has worked for various entities in Burkina Faso, such as the Citizenship Laboratory, UNDP, and the French NGO “Entrepreneurs du Monde”, in which she was Country Manager for almost 6 years. These experiences allowed her to carry out different projects and researches, in particular in the field, focusing on decentralisation, citizenship, entrepreneurship, professional insertion, energy and microfinance, among others. She has developed strong abilities in project management, human resource management, planning, financial projection and budget management.

Patricio Carvallo

Patricio Carvallo

Country Director Ecuador +
Patricio Carvallo

Patricio Carvallo

Country Director Ecuador

With a Master’s Degree in Rural Development and Cooperation and a University Diploma in Regional Development and CSR Management, Patricio has over 10 years of professional experience in community relations and territorial development in Europe, Africa and South America, in the areas of public policies, international cooperation and extractive industry. In recent years he has coordinated programmes for various large mining companies in Latin America, in particular as regards stakeholder engagement and Social Impact Assessments (SIA).

Julie Hernández

Julie Hernández

Country Director Colombia +
Julie Hernández

Julie Hernández

Country Director Colombia

With a Master’s Degree in Management and Practice of Development and two undergraduate degrees, one in Government and International Affairs, and one in Business Management, Julie is an expert in International Cooperation for Development. She has over 10 years of professional experience in developing, monitoring and evaluating development projects regarding operational, financial and administrative aspects. She has carried out consulting activities for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation of American States focusing on the institutional architecture for guaranteeing ethnic communities’ rights, community relationship with the private sector and socio-environmental conflicts in the mining and energy sectors. She participated in various ILO and World Bank events as a panellist in Peru, Honduras and Guatemala on these topics.

Ingrid Jeanne

Ingrid Jeanne

Technical Director Guinea +
Ingrid Jeanne

Ingrid Jeanne

Technical Director Guinea

Ingrid is an engineer specialised in international agro-development and project management. She has specialised in socioeconomic and agricultural studies, in various contexts in Africa and Latin America, and has developed strong expertise in survey methodologies and rural context analysis. Her understanding of agricultural strategies, as well as her operational experience in field studies, have allowed her to coordinate projects at international level and to supervise various studies specific to extractive projects in Guinea.

Marion Violot

Marion Violot

Technical Director Gabon +
Marion Violot

Marion Violot

Technical Director Gabon

Marion holds two Master’s Degrees: one in Sciences and Techniques of Urban Environments and one in Modelling and Simulation. She worked for more than 3 years in hydraulic engineering offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in France, where she has specialised in technical studies for drinking water supply. She also coordinated studies regarding vulnerability to floods and wrote a research paper focusing on how to replicate good water governance in Asian urban centres. She is now responsible of coordinating Insuco projects and developing activities in Gabon.

Margaux Nicot

Margaux Nicot

Technical Coordinator Madagascar +
Margaux Nicot

Margaux Nicot

Technical Coordinator Madagascar

Margaux is an engineer specialised in agro-development, project management and financing. She has several years of experience in the support to producer organisations, particularly regarding the fields of certified agriculture and contractualisation. She implemented diagnostic studies combining agronomy, economy and social sciences, which allowed her to analyse the rural activity systems of producers on the East Coast of Madagascar, and support them in structuring cooperatives to develop village plantations. Through these experiences, she could interact with a wide range of actors, such as public institutions, institutional bodies, research organisms, private companies, consulting firms and funders.

Adriana Alvarez

Adriana Alvarez

Technical Coordinator Colombia +
Adriana Alvarez

Adriana Alvarez

Technical Coordinator Colombia

Graduate from Los Andes University and Colombia National University in development management and practices, as well as in zootechnics, Adriana has more than 7 years of professional experience. She is an expert for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, particularly in the context of rural organisations’ strengthening, productive strengthening and environmental management. Her experience allowed her to support the programme “Colombia Transforma”, aiming at strengthening the capacities of the Colombian government and civil society organisations, promoting collaboration between different private, public and civil society stakeholders, for the planning and implementation processes related to peace agreements, and for fostering territorial development.

Louise Pierre

Louise Pierre

Technical Coordinator Djibouti +
Louise Pierre

Louise Pierre

Technical Coordinator Djibouti

Louise holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning and is specialised in the management of territories in difficulty. In particular, she produced a research paper focused on urban sprawl in Djibouti, studying in greater detail Balbala neighbourhoods. Before returning to Djibouti, Louise briefly worked in France in a humanitarian aid NGO. She is now in charge of coordinating the projects and developing the activities of Insuco Djibouti.

Romain Ronceray

Romain Ronceray

Geomatician – Designer +
Romain Ronceray

Romain Ronceray

Geomatician – Designer

Romain holds a Master’s Degree in Geography with a specialisation in Globalisation and Development. He has specialised in cartography, spatial analysis and implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more than 6 years, he has been organising field surveys and providing cartographic support on the African continent for development projects or in consulting firms. He is now involved in various projects, and particularly Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), in which he manages the design of GIS, the supervision of asset inventory campaigns, socio-economic surveys and the production of communication materials.

Francis Silakooul Ehemba

Francis Silakooul Ehemba

Geomatician – Designer +
Francis Silakooul Ehemba

Francis Silakooul Ehemba

Geomatician – Designer

Francis holds a Master's Degree in Geography specialised in Emerging and Developing Countries from Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Geomatics and Resource Management from N'Gaoundéré University in Cameroon, in collaboration with the Francophone University Agency (AUF). His 5-year professional experience and university studies allowed him to develop proven skills in digital and participatory mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) management, spatial analysis, remote sensing and UAV piloting (high resolution aerial image acquisition). He has worked in public and private organisations such as the ANSD (National Agency for Statistics and Demography) in Senegal, the Dakar Development Schools, and the NGO GRDR (Research and Implementation Group for Rural Development) in Mauritania.

Kévin Sanou

Kévin Sanou

Programmer Analyst +
Kévin Sanou

Kévin Sanou

Programmer Analyst

With a Bachelor’s Degree in geomatics, Kévin is a programmer analyst specialised in Java, Web (PHP, JavaScript), database (SQL) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In the past, he has worked in the design and implementation of applications for project monitoring, management and analysis, for the company Geodetect (interactive mapping and real-time vehicle tracking). At Insuco, he participates in the development of geolocation applications, in the construction, management and quality control of databases (Sycosur), particularly in the context of resettlement processes.

Saïdou Rakissaga

Saïdou Rakissaga

Administrative and Financial Officer Burkina Faso +
Saïdou Rakissaga

Saïdou Rakissaga

Administrative and Financial Officer Burkina Faso

Saïdou holds a Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting and Audit, as well as a Master's Degree in Economics, Business Management and Organisation from the University of Ouagadougou. Before joining Insuco, Saïdou worked for 2 years in the mining exploration company South Shore Group, as Administrative and Financial Officer. He also worked for FIDEXCO SA as an auditor and participated in Rimbé Mathias BAMOGO company (CEC-RMB), as Head of Mission, in audit and statutory audit missions for mining companies, mobile phone companies and on development projects.

Aissatou Barry

Aissatou Barry

Administrative and Financial Officer Guinea +
Aissatou Barry

Aissatou Barry

Administrative and Financial Officer Guinea

Graduated from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises en Guinée (ISCAE-G) and ex-Senior Auditor at AA/KPMG, Aissatou has participated and managed audit and legal audit missions for clients in the Mining, Telecommunications, Insurance and Development Projects sectors. She has almost 10 years of experience in Accounting, Audit and Finance which consolidates her good knowledge of the OHADA environment and of the West African SYSCOA Accounting System. Her knowledge, experience and excellent mastery of management and accounting finance tools have enabled her to move from the position of Financial Controller to the position of Administrative and Financial Officer of Insuco Guinea.

Nagwa Ahmed Kaireh

Nagwa Ahmed Kaireh

Administrative and Financial Officer Djibouti +
Nagwa Ahmed Kaireh

Nagwa Ahmed Kaireh

Administrative and Financial Officer Djibouti

Nagwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in banking, finance and insurance from the University of Djibouti and is pursuing a Master's Degree in administrative and financial management at the University of Franche Comté, France. Before joining Insuco Djibouti, Nagwa worked for more than 4 years as Head of the Credit section in a microfinance institution. She also worked for private and public companies, where she could develop skills regarding budget and financial management, administration, commercial relations and human resource management.

Angie Bayona Zuluaga

Angie Bayona Zuluaga

Administrative and Financial Officer Colombia & Ecuador +
Angie Bayona Zuluaga

Angie Bayona Zuluaga

Administrative and Financial Officer Colombia & Ecuador

Angie holds a degree from the Military University of Nueva Granada, Colombia, specialised in international relations, with a special focus on project management. She has more than 6 years of experience in administrative and financial project management in Latin America, principally in Colombia and Ecuador. In particular, her experiences allowed her to manage budget follow-up and control, contractualisation and relations with providers and contract workers, payment processes, as well as financial reporting.

Rosilia Florus

Rosilia Florus

Administrative and Financial Officer Haiti +
Rosilia Florus

Rosilia Florus

Administrative and Financial Officer Haiti

Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Rosilia has worked for various NGOs in Haiti within administrative and operational support departments. She also managed operational programmes as operational base manager in the municipality of Les Anglais, following hurricane Matthew. She could work among others for Doctors of the World, different Oxfam affiliates, URD group, and Save the Children. In particular, she actively participated in the animation and formalisation of the results of numerous strategic workshops in the context of “One Oxfam” strategy implementation in Haiti.

Zakia Ognagna

Zakia Ognagna

Administrative and Financial Officer Gabon +
Zakia Ognagna

Zakia Ognagna

Administrative and Financial Officer Gabon

Holder of Accounting diplomas (Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finances, Economic and Social Administration) from the Social Sciences University of Toulouse, France, Zakia has a 3-year experience in accounting firms, including 1 year in the international company DTT Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. She has also accumulated a significant experience during 10 years in different companies as Accounting Manager, in various sectors such as the agri-food sector (SIGALLI) or the supply of water and electricity (SITEC BTP), and as Financial Manager in the civil engineering sector (TRIANON-BTP).

Hobisoa Ranaivo

Hobisoa Ranaivo

Administrative and Financial Officer Madagascar +
Hobisoa Ranaivo

Hobisoa Ranaivo

Administrative and Financial Officer Madagascar

Hobisoa holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Governance from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. She has over 4 years of experience in accounting and finance. She worked as an accounting and financial consultant in an audit and chartered accounting firm, where she was able to develop and strengthen her expertise in the field of auditing and taxation. She also held a position in the accounting and financial department of a group of companies specialised in data processing before joining Insuco.

Mohamed Diaby

Mohamed Diaby

Legal and HR Officer Africa +
Mohamed Diaby

Mohamed Diaby

Legal and HR Officer Africa

Mohamed is a graduate in business law from General Lansana Conte University of Sonfonia-Conakry. He has many years of experience as a surveyor and consultant in charge of the coordination and supervision of teams for the implementation of socioeconomic surveys. Mohamed has also acquired solid legal experience, working for the legal services of several ministerial departments of Guinea and in law firms. Through these experiences, he was able to develop analytical and drafting skills that allowed him to join Insuco Legal and HR department, as a Legal and HR Officer.

Alpha Oumar Thianghé Diallo

Alpha Oumar Thianghé Diallo

Logistics and HSE Officer Africa +
Alpha Oumar Thianghé Diallo

Alpha Oumar Thianghé Diallo

Logistics and HSE Officer Africa

Graduated in English Language from Labé University, Oumar has been working as an administrative and financial assistant, and as a senior logistician, since 2013. He has worked for major construction companies such as Batipro, a Rio Tinto subcontractor, as well as international NGOs such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Plan International Guinea. Oumar has thus acquired a very good knowledge of all Guinean regions and of several African countries, and has developed a high level of rigour and organisational skills in logistics, administration and finance.

Hanitra Raboana

Hanitra Raboana

Logistics and HSE Officer Madagascar +
Hanitra Raboana

Hanitra Raboana

Logistics and HSE Officer Madagascar

With a background in languages and different professional trainings, Hanitra has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in various administrative and logistics positions in different sectors, before joining Insuco as a Logistics and HSE Officer. Specialised in logistical coordination, administration, customer relations and supply management, she exercises versatile functions within Madagascar office.

Smith Pierre

Smith Pierre

Logistics Officer Haiti +
Smith Pierre

Smith Pierre

Logistics Officer Haiti

With a diploma in mechanics, Smith pursed professional studies in logistics. He has worked during 10 years in the logistics departments of international NGOs in Haiti, first as professional driver and then as logistics assistant. This experience allowed him to manage vehicle dispatching, employees’ transport, equipment and supplies, as well as the coordination with the associated suppliers.

Alida Ouoba

Alida Ouoba

Administrative and Logistics Assistant Burkina Faso +
Alida Ouoba

Alida Ouoba

Administrative and Logistics Assistant Burkina Faso

Alida holds a BTS in Logistics and Transport. Before joining Insuco, she managed the stocks and vehicle fleet of the Central Purchasing Office for generic drugs. Nowadays, she is responsible for inventory and fleet management, mission logistics, customer and consultant reception, and she participates in the preparation and submission of offers.

Dr David Leyle

Dr David Leyle

Project Director - Geographer +
Dr David Leyle

Dr David Leyle

Project Director - 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.

Damien Buchon

Damien Buchon

Project Director - Agro-economist +
Damien Buchon

Damien Buchon

Project Director - 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.

Frédéric Airaud

Frédéric Airaud

Project Director - Agro-economist +
Frédéric Airaud

Frédéric Airaud

Project Director - Agro-economist

Agroeconomist and halieutics specialist, Frédéric has over 15 years of experience, in the fields of sustainable management of natural resources, environmental and social assessments, environmental and social management plans, and socio-economic studies. He has worked as a programme and project manager, and as an external expert, for both national and international NGOs, governments, consulting firms, and United Nations organisations, focusing on the sustainable management of natural resources, governance and participatory management methods of protected areas, as well as on the impact assessment of extractive industries and the related social and environmental management plans. He has extensive experience in several African countries, such as Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Djibouti, Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. His experience in the fields of natural resource and fishery management 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 elaborated various social baseline studies, environmental and social impact assessments, environmental and social management plans, and inventories for resettlement action plans in the context of mining and hydroelectric projects in Africa. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, English and can easily work in Spanish and Bissau Guinean Creole.

Dr Luca Pollarolo

Dr Luca Pollarolo

Project Director - Archaeologist and Paleo-ethnologist +
Dr Luca Pollarolo

Dr Luca Pollarolo

Project Director - 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

Dr Marie Mazalto

Project Director - Sociologist +
Dr Marie Mazalto

Dr Marie Mazalto

Project Director - 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

Juan David Correa

Project Director - Anthropologist +
Juan David Correa

Juan David Correa

Project Director - 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

Dr Facely Condé

Project Director - Public Health Specialist +
Dr Facely Condé

Dr Facely Condé

Project Director - 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

Luigi Arnaldi di Balme

Project Director - Anthropologist +
Luigi Arnaldi di Balme

Luigi Arnaldi di Balme

Project Director - 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.

Mathieu Fribault

Mathieu Fribault

Project Director - Anthropologist-Ethnologist +
Mathieu Fribault

Mathieu Fribault

Project Director - Anthropologist-Ethnologist

Mathieu is a social anthropologist and ethnologist, specialised initially in techniques (material culture), innovation processes, as well as representations and practices of nature (symbolic ecology). Within this area of study, his approach combines network anthropology and pragmatic sociology, applied to society socio-technical evolutions. His experiences have allowed him to develop strong competencies in transcultural mediation, focusing on different topics: awareness programmes and health, heritage processes, social crisis and conflicts. He has worked for over 15 years in West Africa (particularly in Guinea where he is familiar with the local language, Susu) and in Southern Africa, where he has been involved in different research and consulting programmes, in particular regarding the study of religious and ritual institutions, collective imaginaries between tradition and modernity, history, as well as social and territorial policies (combining land tenure understanding and a symbolic approach of the territory). He has developed his expertise around the uses of anthropology and ethnology in practical contexts. His sound field experience in interdisciplinary contexts, combined with his wide bibliographical knowledge, have enabled him to forge links between many disciplines and approaches involved in Insuco core business.

Dan Molczadzki

Dan Molczadzki

Project Director - Agro-economist +
Dan Molczadzki

Dan Molczadzki

Project Director - 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.

Silvia Botello

Silvia Botello

Project Director - Economist +
Silvia Botello

Silvia Botello

Project Director - Economist

Silvia is an Economist with a Master’s Degree from Los Andes University in Colombia. She has a strong experience in social research and rural development, as well as in information management systems for the monitoring of rural development and poverty relief projects. In particular, she is an expert for the collection and organisation of information, design of indicators and knowledge management systems. Her main research topics focus on poverty measurement, which includes monetary and multidimensional approaches, rural development and public policies. She has worked in various public and private entities, such as the Research Unity of the Republic Bank, the National Administrative Department for Statistics (DANE), and the National Land Agency in Colombia, as well as for some international cooperation organisations, such as the UNDP, the World Bank and UNICEF. She wrote several articles focusing on rural associativity, rural demography, rural labour market, multidimensional poverty and land management in Colombia.

Mathilde Laval

Mathilde Laval

Project Director - Agronomist +
Mathilde Laval

Mathilde Laval

Project Director - Agronomist

Agronomist with a specialisation in rural development, Mathilde has worked more than 15 years with international development actors, such as the UNDP, IDB and AFD. She is an expert for the design, implementation and monitoring-evaluation of development projects and programmes, more specifically in the sectors of rural development, food security, access to drinking water and sanitation, gender equality and education. She has developed a solid experience in Africa, Latin America and Europe, focusing on participative and entertaining methods. In the context of her collaboration with Insuco, Mathilde has been mobilised as an expert for the design, implementation support and monitoring-evaluation of different Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRP), and for the elaboration of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) in various countries of Africa and Latin America.

Pascal Cadilhac

Pascal Cadilhac

Project Director - Agricultural engineer +
Pascal Cadilhac

Pascal Cadilhac

Project Director - Agricultural engineer

Agricultural engineer, Pascal is a graduate from the National Engineering University for Agricultural Works of Bordeaux, France. He has more than 25 years of experience regarding rural development in Africa, and has worked in various countries in West Africa, Central Africa, and more recently in Madagascar as Project Director for different projects financed by the European Union, the French Development Agency and the World Bank. His experience allowed him to manage various aspects related to development issues and to support a large range of actors: he has worked during several years in Fouta Djalon area in Guinea, focusing on the topics of agroforestry and fruit farming, as well as in Mali, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo regarding the issues associated with institutional strengthening and producers’ structuring. He has also been in charge of setting-up and operationalising, in the South part of Madagascar, a regional fund for agricultural development aiming at financing services for the farmers.

Anouk Vandaele

Anouk Vandaele

Project Officer Guinea +
Anouk Vandaele

Anouk Vandaele

Project Officer Guinea

Anouk holds a Master's degree in territorial and urban strategies. Before joining Insuco, she worked as a consultant on social and urban cohesion issues in a consulting firm for French local authorities. In metropolitan France and overseas, she has coordinated consultation missions with residents in the context of urban renewal projects, set up monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for public policies, and led networks of actors. She has also assisted local authorities in mobilizing European funding and participating in European cooperation networks.

Alice Delmon

Alice Delmon

Project Officer Haiti +
Alice Delmon

Alice Delmon

Project Officer Haiti

Alice holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Geography as well as a Master’s Degree in Risk Management in Developing Countries. She has a strong background in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within the Caribbean region, with experiences in Trinidad-and-Tobago and Haiti. In Haiti, Alice has a two-year field experience which includes DRR and waste reduction project management in the communal district of Cité-Soleil (Port-au-Prince). She also contributed to foster concertation processes with local authorities and led capacity-building trainings for NGO staff on DRR and community development. Alice has joined the Insuco team in Haiti at the end of 2018, and has been in charge since of coordinating the activities related to the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plans of National Road 1, under the technical support contract to the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications.

Marine Marc

Marine Marc

Project Officer Guinea +
Marine Marc

Marine Marc

Project Officer Guinea

Agronomist with a specialization in environmental sciences, Marine began her professional experience with a biodiversity conservation NGO in Guinea. During these 3 years, she acquired solid skills through fieldwork, carrying out scientific diagnoses and drafting rigorous synthesis reports. Marine, as a manager of community development programs, has also led and coordinated several social studies to develop a detailed understanding of the abilities, lifestyles and perceptions of local communities in order to propose integrated and sustainable solutions for ‘Man-Nature’ cohabitation.

Jean-Laurent Lhérisson

Jean-Laurent Lhérisson

Project Officer Haiti +
Jean-Laurent Lhérisson

Jean-Laurent Lhérisson

Project Officer Haiti

Jean-Laurent, a Haitian national, is a geographer and urban planner, specialized in territorial development issues. Since 2013, he has been working in Haiti with different international organizations of the cooperation and development sector. For instance, he participated in the implementation of several urban development plans in precarious neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, in the framework of projects funded by the European Union. He also took part in a UNICEF-funded research project and participatory diagnosis on cholera outbreaks in the cities of Mirebelais, Hinche and Gonaives. Furthermore, Jean-Laurent contributed to the elaboration of strategic orientations regarding territorial planning and socio-economic recovery of a fishing village in Dame Marie, in collaboration with UNDP. Since November 2018, he has joined the Insuco team in Haiti where he is currently coordinating the implementation of Resettlement Action Plans in the context of national roads rehabilitation projects in the north and northwest of the country.

Magali Bouffandeau

Magali Bouffandeau

Project Officer Burkina Faso +
Magali Bouffandeau

Magali Bouffandeau

Project Officer Burkina Faso

Magali holds a Master's degree in development policy in Africa and the South, and began her professional career in Senegal with several associations in the field of capacity building of vulnerable people, particularly young people and women. She then integrated the Franco-Burkinabe bilateral cooperation and worked on projects to support the civil society, the youth, and on gender issues. More particularly, she coordinated a multi-stakeholder development network in Burkina Faso and implemented the support fund for Burkinabe civil society, which has made possible to finance projects on socio-professional integration, social action and environmental protection. She has thus developed strong project management skills and a good expertise on several subjects such as gender, professional integration and the environment.

Adrian Levrel

Adrian Levrel

Country Director Madagascar +
Adrian Levrel

Adrian Levrel

Country Director Madagascar

With a background in water engineering and oceanography, Adrian has worked for several research institutes and NGOs, mostly in Latin America and Madagascar. During these past 10 years, he has developed a strong expertise at the crossroad between marine resources management, science, conservation and advocacy for communities’ social rights. Promoting holistic approaches of sustainable development, he thus contributed to strengthen innovative models of resources management by empowering local communities. Adrian accumulated many years of experience managing projects and large teams with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, and also brings his valuable field experience, working closely with local communities. At Insuco Madagascar, he is accountable for making sure that the costs-benefits equation of social investments in development projects make sense for all stakeholders, for long term solutions.

Yuri Curimilna

Yuri Curimilna

Project Assistant Ecuador +
Yuri Curimilna

Yuri Curimilna

Project Assistant Ecuador

Yuri holds a degree in Informatics, and has worked for more than 5 years as an Administrative and Financial Officer in the banking sector. She is currently collaborating with Insuco on the Fruta del Norte mining project. Her main functions are related to administrative, logistics and financial management and coordination of the activities of the Insuco office in Los Encuentros, Ecuador, as well as to the general support of projects’ implementation.

Jhuliana Macas

Jhuliana Macas

Project Officer Ecuador +
Jhuliana Macas

Jhuliana Macas

Project Officer Ecuador

Jhuliana holds a degree in Tourism and Hotel Administration, as well as a specialization in Environmental Management. Her professional experience, of more than 5 years, is related to topics like community and inter-institutional relations, and territorial development.  She is currently collaborating with Insuco on the Fruta del Norte mining project. Her main functions concern the facilitation of a process of inclusive dialogue on subjects like the environment and touristic development, amongst others, focusing on a model of collective action and territorial co-responsibility.

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