A multidisciplinary expertise
Urban sociologist, PhD.
Benjamin Michelon re-joined Groupe Huit in 2012 after having worked for the group between 2002 and 2004. He is involved at every stage of urban projects (identification and ex-ante appraisals, implementation, ex-post facto assessments), notably in projects concerning the restructuring of precarious settlements, climate change adaptation and public facilities (with a focus on commercial market facilities).
Chantal Sezikeye joined Groupe Huit in 2016. After a long experience in the fine jewelry industry, she joined Groupe Huit in order to bring her contribution to a sector, which aims to improve living in southern countries. She is in charge of the administrative and financial monitoring of projects, supports the team in the missions planning and animates the internal and external communication.
Architect - Urban planner
Eduardo Brisson joined Groupe Huit’s team in 2004 as a project leader and is responsible for the administrative follow-up of all projects conducted by the group. He currently holds the position of Project Director, and is involved in the following domains: studies and consulting services for urban planning and operational public facilities and their incorporation into the urban context; technical assessments; and the reconversion and optimisation of the built environment.
Managing Director, DPLG Architect, project management expert
Urban specialist, he alternated between managerial and project management functions for over 25 years. In France, in consultancies as EGIS and AREP, and internationally, where he led important programs- especially in Angola or in Brazil for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in Lebanon on behalf of the Île-de-France Region. He is the Managing Director of Groupe Huit since November 2017.
Florence Verdet is an urban planner who joined Groupe Huit in 2000. She takes part in town management and urban planning projects. She participated in, and led, several studies for the development of urban planning documents (Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon) and land-use planning (Ivory Coast), and supervised technical assistance for several addressing operations (Lomé, Niamey, Pointe-Noire, etc.).
Project Director, Geographer - Urban planner
After a first stint at Groupe Huit in 1996, he joined the French Development Agency (AFD) for eight years, managing numerous urban projects and being the "thematic referent" in the field of urban development, urban renewal and the financing of local authorities. In 2012, Guillaume Josse becomes the Managing Director of Groupe Huit. He now shares his working time with Wexity (developing an urban management decision-making tool) and is, since 2017, involved in Groupe Huit's activities as a Project Director.
Urban governance specialist
After having completed a bachelor degree in Political Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies and a master degree in Urban Policies at Sciences Po Paris, Juliette joined the Groupe Huit in 2016. She is currently assisting in the completion of different urban projects from the perspective of urban governance and institutional issues. She has a very good understanding of the MENA region, in particular Jordan where she spent 9 months to improve her Arabic skills.
Lou D'Angelo joined Groupe Huit in 2017 after completing a master degree in Urban Policies at Sciences Po Paris. Specialized in institutional matters, she mainly works on governance issues and supports the elaboration of urban studies. She has previously worked on urban projects in Medellin, Colombia, and has a very good understanding of Latin American cities.
Pedro DE OLIVEIRA
Geographer - cartographer
Pedro is an Urban Planner/Geographer and works in the field of spatial planning and urban services management. His is mainly intervening in Africa, but also in South America and Asia. As part of the Groupe Huit Team, he is engaged in urban planning studies and projects' as well in elaborating and implementing city’s addressing operations and urban land management projects. Finally, he is highly involved in developing innovative "smart city" tools, adapted to cities stakeholders' needs.
Pierre-Gilles SABY joined Groupe Huit in 2017. Former student in political sciences in France and Italy, he has completed a master degree in territorial and urban strategy. He is more specifically involved in land tenure oriented projects, among which the development of addressing systems in Africa.
Urban development specialist
Stéphane Milhaud has worked with Groupe Huit since 2008, and is specialized in urban and regional planning and urban infrastructures programming. He has a practical knowledge in the development of regional and urban studies and strategies, formulation and identification of development projects in urban and regional infrastructures and supervision of pre-feasibility studies and impact assessments, especially in Asia.