Sylvie Blot-Lacey holds qualifications in marketing and international business and has worked for large international groups in France and abroad. She is in charge of communications at Groupe Huit, as well as market intelligence and quality.
Yasmina Rhounna holds qualifications in economics, project management and political sciences and has experience as a project manager in the official development assistance field and in auditing. As senior executive at Groupe Huit since 2021, she is in charge of the administrative and financial monitoring of projects and is the interface between Groupe Huit and the Keran Group for human resources, accounting and financial management.
Marine Amblard joined the Groupe Huit team in 2021 after studies in business and an experience as a project management assistant in an auditing firm in the UK. She provides support to project managers for the preparation of project bids and for international project logistics.
Anaïs Michel joined Groupe Huit in 2021 after several years at a consulting and urban design agency in Paris, where she worked in Europe and Asia on sustainable regional development projects for public and private beneficiaries. Anaïs holds qualifications in political sciences and urban planning and has good knowledge of Asia. She is particularly interested in the issue of gender in relation to development and the impacts of climate change on urban environments.
Danielle Devoglio joined Groupe Huit in 2020, after an experience in a consulting and engineering company, working on urban studies in the Paris region, and assisting public authorities and local stakeholders. After graduating with a BA(Hons) in architecture and a master’s degree in urban planning and international expertise, she lived and worked in Brazil, England, Italy, Sri Lanka and the Czech Republic, before settling in France. Danielle works on urban studies (programming, diagnostic assessment, strategy, etc.) and on training and capacity building programmes. She has good knowledge of European and Brazilian cities.
Simona Logreco joined Groupe Huit in 2019 after completing her studies in urban governance and European-African studies at Sciences Po Paris. She is currently working on urban planning projects (Kisumu) and on the diagnostic and institutional aspects of urban studies (Niger, Burkina Faso). She has specific knowledge of market facility projects and urban food systems.
Lou D’Angelo joined Groupe Huit in 2017 after completing a master’s degree in Urban Policies at Sciences Po Paris. She participates in urban planning projects and works on governance issues. She has notably worked on urban and regional development programmes (Jordan, Mongolia) and on project evaluation assignments (Africa and Asia). She has also previously worked on urban projects in Colombia and has a good understanding of Latin American cities.
Florence Verdet has been working at Groupe Huit for the past 20 years, in urban planning, urban development and urban management. She has led or contributed to several studies on urban policy and planning and the associated identification of Priority Investment Programmes, definition of institutional and financial packages, and capacity building programmes. She has also conducted several feasibility studies for multi-component urban projects.
With 20 years of experience, Benjamin Michelon has been involved in Groupe Huit’s projects since 2012. His career path combines both the professional and research spheres. Through his work on the eco- systemic approach to cities , he has acquired dual expertise, in the set-up of complex projects, particularly in the field of strategic and operational development of sustainable cities in a context of climate change adaptation and in the integration of a social approach in urban projects.
Chartered architect, Eduardo Brisson trained both in Colombia and Paris. He has over 30 years of experience in urban development projects, in technical assistance and capacity building for local authorities in developing countries (Latin America, Africa). He joined Groupe Huit in 2004 and is specialised in the following fields: urban programming, technical and operational programming of public facilities and their integration in the urban context, technical assessment, building redevelopment and optimisation.
Guillaume Josse is an urban planner and expert in cities of developing countries.
Over his 25 year professional career, he has worked in more than 35 countries. He has extensive experience in set-up of large-scale projects and is a specialist in institutional issues and technical assistance. He provides support to donors for the preparation of urban projects in terms of institutional set-up, from public policy strategies to the development of operational procedures. He develops national and regional policies for urban development and decentralisation.
Stéphane Milhaud is an urban and regional planner with about 10 years' experience in development planning and infrastructure programming in developing countries, mainly on international projects funded by multilateral and bilateral organisations. He holds a PhD in Chinese urban and regional geography from the University Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne. Stéphane has experience in urban development : diagnostic assessments and planning formulation and identification of investment programmes (climate action, green development), pre-feasibility studies and technical documentation. Stéphane has been in charge of the operational management of Groupe Huit since the beginning of 2020.
Vincent Olangua is a qualified engineer, specialised in urban infrastructure, especially water supply and sanitation systems. He is currently working on urban infrastructure planning projects in Africa, Asia and South America. His main role is ensuring the development of Groupe Huit around the world. Vincent Olangua has been Managing Director of Groupe Huit since early 2019.
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