Our talents

A multidisciplinary expertise

  • Benjamin MICHELON

    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

    Office Manager

    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.

  • Eduardo BRISSON

    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.


  • Florence VERDET

    Urban planner

    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.).


  • Guillaume JOSSE

    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.    

  • Juliette DELAVEAU

    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

    Urban planner

    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.


    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

    Urban planner

    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.

  • Stéphane MILHAUD

    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.

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