ALIMA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALIMA is a not-for-profit organization registered in France under the Association Law of 1901. Members of ALIMA elect the Board of Directors and have voting rights at the general assembly.
ALIMA’s Board of Directors is composed of 12 humanitarian professionals from various backgrounds: medical, epidemiology, finance and administration, and security. Members of the Board were selected because of their leadership positions in their respective fields. They come from a variety of organizations and include representatives from our partner NGOs.
ALIMA’s Board of Directors consists of no more than ten elected members and five appointed members. Their term of office lasts three years and they can be re-elected. The Board of Directors shall choose from among its members a board composed of: a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a board member.
The current members of the Board of Directors were elected at the general assembly held in October 2018.
PRESIDENT: DR RICHARD KAYEMBE KOJAN
Dr Kojan is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. An anaesthesiologist and intensivist, he has worked with international organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), first as a national staff member, then as an expatriate for ten years. He joined ALIMA in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti, where he was part of a project providing surgery to the injured. He served as medical coordinator at ALIMA headquarters for four years.
VICE-PRESIDENT: DR OUMMANI ROUAFI
"Temporary suspension of full-time assignment on the Board. The interim vice-presidency will be held by the President."
Dr Rouafi is a Nigerian physicist, holder of a M.A. in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium. He joined ALIMA in 2011. He is one of the founding members of the Nigerien NGO Forsani (Niger Health Forum).
TREASURER: FREDERIC LEMOINE
Former deputy chief of staff of the French presidency, Frédéric Lemoine heads his investment firm, Allegro Cantabile. He sits on the board of Saint-Gobain, Pictet Alternative Advisors and INSEAD.
OFFICE MEMBER: MARC SAUVAGNAC
Marc Sauvagnac is the Executive Director of the National Society of Sea Rescue (SNSM). He previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Middle East Regional Office of Médecins Sans Frontières France.
ALIMA's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marion Péchayre, Anthropologist, Director of Studies at CRASH (MSF)
Dr. Xavier Anglaret, Research Director at INSERM/ISPED
Dr. Eric Diendéré, Physician, President of the KEOOGO/SOS Médecins consortium in Burkina Faso
Abdel Aziz Mohamed, Sociologist, Head of Mission for Doctors without Borders in Niger
Dr. Ibrahim Kandian Diallo, Physician, President of the Malian NGO the Medical Alliance Against Malaria (AMCP)
Dr. Lamine Kolle, Surgeon, President of the Nigerien NGO Well-being of Women and Children in Niger (BEFEN)
Dr. Hinberka Sodje, Physician, Representative of the Chadian medical NGO Alerte Santé
Eric Barte de Sainte Fare, Humanitarian, Head of ALIMA Guinea programs