Wilfrid, a French-Beninese, joined KPMG in 1988 where he specialised in mergers and acquisitions in the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.
WILFRID LAURIANO DO REGO
Member of the Supervisory Board and Global Lead Partner of KPMG France
Moktar Gaouad is a media man. His journalistic career began in Paris in 1995 at Radio France Internationale, then as Paris correspondent for La Voix de l'Amérique.
Media and Development Expert
Mays Mouissi, Franco-Gabonese and a financier by training, is currently Head of Ethics and Compliance for the Carrefour Group.
Minister for the Economy and Investments
Dr Renaud Piarroux is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Sorbonne University, researcher at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health and head of department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
Head of Department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
Richard Balme is a professor of political science at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Centre d'Etudes Européennes et de Politique Comparée. He is director of the Master's degree in "International Governance and Diplomacy" at the School of International Affairs as well as of the Executive Master's degree in "Development Policy and Management"...
Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Laure Criqui has 15 years of experience in international urban development. She is an independent consultant specialising in the institutional, urban and socio-economic issues of access to essential services (water, sanitation, waste) and the rehabilitation of precarious neighbourhoods in cities of the South (water, sanitation, waste).
geographer, specialist in international urban development
Former Minister of Cooperation, former Chairman of the Africa Committee at MEDEF International.
Former advisor to the Chairman of the Bolloré Group.
Former Minister of Cooperation, former Chairman of the Africa Committee at MEDEF International. Former adviser to the President of the Bolloré Group.
Martine Vullierme started her professional life as a researcher in Mathematics and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. She then worked for 30 years at Veolia, where she alternated between functional and operational management positions (Human Resources, Technical, Risk, Marketing, Strategy), in multicultural contexts.
Research Fellow in Mathematics and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Franck Galland is the Director of Environmental Emergency & Security Services, an engineering consultancy specialising in urban resilience that aims to support local authorities and critical infrastructure operators.
Franck Galland is the Director of Environmental Emergency & Security Services.
Bernard de La Villardière is a journalist and television producer. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Paris X and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from CELSA. He participated in the launch of France Info in 1987 and then of LCI in 1994 where he presented the Journal du Monde.
BERNARD DE LA VILLARDIERE
Journalist and television producer.
Founding Chairman of (Re)sources, former Chairman and CEO of Veolia Africa Middle East and until 2019 Chairman of the Medef International Africa Committee and Vice Chairman of the Medef Franco-Saudi Business Council.
Founding President of (Re)sources
Prime Minister Moussa MARA, 44 years old, married and father of 5 children, worked as a chartered accountant from 1997 until he joined the Government in 2013 as Minister of Urban Planning and Urban Policy. He was appointed Prime Minister in April 2014, becoming at 39 the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Mali. He was also mayor of the commune 4 of Bamako between 2009 and 2013.
Former Prime Minister
Gilbert Houngbo served as Prime Minister of Togo from 2008 to 2012. In this capacity, he focused the government's efforts on substantial improvements in the areas of the rule of law, civil liberties and social cohesion,
President of UN Water and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
He graduated in 1970 from the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, and went on to earn a doctorate in economics and tourism law.
Former President of the SWM and President of the World Water Forum
Asma El Kasmi is Director of Cooperation and Communication at ONEE. She is the Director of the UNESCO Chair on Water, Women and Decision-Making and was the Director of the Arab Water Academy, based in Abu Dhabi, from 2009 to 2012, with the ambition of contributing to a better management of water resources,
Professor at Al Akhawyn University of Science and Engineering
After his secondary education in his country, he continued his studies in France, successively at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Bethune, the Ecole Normale Nationale de Lyon and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan where he received the title of Inspector of Technical Education.
Deputy Director of the International Labour Office
Alain Boinet is the founder of the NGO Solidarités International, which today has 2,000 members active in 18 countries and helps around 5.2 million people. President, with Xavier Boutin, of Coordination Humanitaire et Développement, he is also a member of the board of Coordination Sud and of the French Water Partnership.
Founder of the NGO Solidarités International
Charles Josselin is a French politician and former senator. He graduated in public law and from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is now an Honorary Member of the French Parliament.
Former Minister for Cooperation and Honorary Member of Parliament
She produces and hosts the bi-weekly programme Géopolitique, on international news. She has previously produced and hosted numerous programmes such as Décryptage and Mes Amériques. She was RFI's permanent special envoy in Washington DC (1989-1991) and a senior reporter in RFI's international service for the Americas (1991-1997).
Journalist at Radio France Internationale
Rémi Bourgarel has been working for more than 25 years in the water and essential services sector, specialising in Africa and the Middle East for the Veolia Group, where he was in charge of African development until mid-2019.
Founder of Services for Environment
Laurence Breton-Moyet has 20 years of experience in the field of international development. She started at the World Bank as a long-term infrastructure consultant and then worked for EDF as an international project manager before joining the French Development Agency in 2004.
Executive Director in charge of AFD Operations
Nathalie Delapalme is currently Executive Director and Board Member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London, focusing on governance and leadership issues in Africa. From 2007 to 2010 she was Inspector General of Finance, where she led the RGPP (Action Extérieure de l'Etat), the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the AFD.
Executive Director and Board Member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Guillaume Josse is a geographer and urban planner, and project director at Groupe Huit, a consultancy firm specialising in urban projects in southern countries. He has worked for the French Development Agency (AFD) as a project manager and for the General Council of Essonne.
Urban planner, Project Director at Groupe Huit, Scientific Director of Wexity
Assistant professor of management at the University of Ouagadougou from 1987 to 1989, Zéphirin Diabré joined the private sector as director of human relations for the Société burkinabé de brasseries du Burkina (Sobbra) within the French group Castel from 1989 to 1992.
Former Deputy Director-General of UNDP
Gérard Payen has been working for 30 years to mobilise the international community on global water issues. He has long served as Water Advisor to the UN Secretary General (UNSGAB) and as President of AquaFed, the international federation of private water service operators.
Director of IWA and former Chairman of Aquafed
Benoit Miribel has been President of Action contre la Faim, alongside ACF, for 20 years (1991) and Director General of Fondation Mérieux since early 2007. He was the General Director of the Bioforce Développement Institute, a professional training and orientation centre for solidarity actors (1997/2002).
Health Director of Institut Mérieux
David Menascé is a consultant specialising in "Bottom of the Pyramid" market access strategies and corporate social responsibility issues within the consulting firm Azao, which he co-founded.
Co-founder of AZAO
Sanjeev Raos is an MBA graduate from INSEAD obtained in 2000 and is a member of the board of directors of several Indian companies and Think Tanks. He is also one of the Foreign Trade Advisors for France since 2009. After 11 years in India, Sanjeev has just returned to Europe.
Founder and CEO of G2i-Ventures.
Bertrand Gallet is President of Acted and former Director General of Cités Unies France (CUF) since 1998. In this capacity, he actively promotes the development of a network of cooperation between localities on a French scale. He is therefore an expert in local deployment for the efficient and effective application of national and even global policies.
Chairman of Acted
Stéphan-Eloïse is CEO and founder of the agency l'Oreille, a global innovation laboratory that supports organisations in the design of services, content and innovative experiences in emerging countries, particularly in Africa.
Digital Innovation Consultant
She has worked on the development of ACTED's activities in Afghanistan, then in Central Asia and, since 2004, in response to major humanitarian crises around the world, both in emergency responses and in the accompaniment and strengthening of development dynamics.
Executive Director of the French international solidarity NGO ACTED
Nejma Monkachi was born in Casablanca in 1973. After an initial career as an associate professor of economic and social sciences, she divided her time between teaching, research into the sociology of migration and correspondence in Paris for a Moroccan weekly.
Rapporteur to the Court of Auditors 7th Chamber
Tatiana Thieme is a researcher and professor of geography at UCL (University College London). She has worked and taught on urban development and services in contexts of high economic and social deprivation.
Researcher and Professor of Geography at UCL
Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide in Paris where she coordinates the firm's international arbitration activities and chairs Gide's Pro Bono endowment fund. She is a member of the New York and Paris Bars and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than seventy international ad hoc or institutional arbitrations, as well as before the French courts, in connection with arbitration proceedings.
Partner at Gide
Luc Rigouzzo is a graduate in agronomy and finance. He is co-founder and President of Amethis Finance, an investment fund dedicated to investment in Africa. From 2006 to 2010, he was Managing Director of Proparco, a public-private investment bank whose mission is the sustainable development of emerging countries through investment in the private sector.
Executive Chairman of Amethis Finance
Graduate of the École de l'Air (79), of the IEP of Strasbourg, of the Air Warfare School in the United States and of the NATO College, former auditor of the Institut des Hautes Études de la Défense Nationale and of the Centre des Hautes Études Militaires...
EMMANUEL DE ROMEMONT
Air Force General (2S), Founder and Executive Director of the More Water for the Sahel Initiative
Dr. Denis Lescop is Professor of Strategy, specialist in innovation and digital transformation at Montpellier Business School. After a PhD in economics in 2000, Denis built his expertise in Telecom/Internet by holding expert positions in the French high administration, first at the Telecom Regulatory Authority and then at the French Competition Council where he was notably rapporteur for the Canal+/TPS merger.
He returned to full-time higher education at TELECOM Ecole de Management (Institut Mines-Télécom) in 2006. Integrated as a lecturer-researcher, he became Head of the Innovation research team (2007-2010) then Director of the Research Centre and Director of Research (2010-2013). He leaves across the Atlantic in 2014 to set up the TEM campus at Virginia Tech.
In 2017, he joins Montpellier Business School. With his experience, Denis develops teaching and research around platform strategies, new forms of competition and the dynamics of change related to digital transformation.
Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation at Montpellier Business School
Paul Testard has been involved in the development of international impact projects for 12 years, mainly in South East Asia and Africa. In particular, he began his career at Lafarge by launching the Group's very first "affordable housing" project in Indonesia in 2011.
NGO leader and corporate board member in the environmental sector