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    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 12 elected members and 3 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 Bureau composed of: a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Deputy Secretary, if necessary.

    The current members of the Board of Directors were elected at the General Assembly held in October 2019.


    Dr. Richard Kojan is an anesthesiologist and intensive care unit physician. He graduated from the University of Kinshasa, before working in the public and private sectors. He began his humanitarian career with international organizations, first in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and then as an expatriate for about ten years. He joined ALIMA in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti, where he worked on a surgical project for the injured. He then held several positions as medical team leader, medical coordinator, head of mission and medical desk manager. His expertise is intensive care. He has been President since 2015.


    Marc Sauvagnac has extensive experience in non-governmental organizations. He graduated with a DESS (Master 2) from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and from the HEC business school. Then, he worked in the private sector for seven years before joining Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-France, where he held the positions of CFO, Deputy Director General of the French section and Director General of the Middle East regional office. Since 2012, he has been Managing Director of the National Society of Sea Rescue (SNSM). He joined ALIMA’s Board of Directors in 2014 and the Association in 2018.


    Frédéric Lemoine is a company manager. He graduated from HEC (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris) and ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration)and began his career as a financial inspector. He then worked for the French government and in large companies. He was in charge of hospital reform between 1995 and 1997 and served as Deputy Secretary General of the Elysée (Office of French President) from 2002 to 2004. Chairman of Wendel's Management Board from 2009 to 2017, Frédéric Lemoine currently manages his investment company, Allegro Cantabile. He is also a board member of Saint-Gobain, Pictet Alternative Advisers and INSEAD. Frédéric Lemoine has always devoted part of his time to charitable and humanitarian activities, notably in Vietnam, where he ran a cardiac surgery hospital. He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2018 and has been its treasurer since 2019. He also supports the Auteuil Apprentices and the Alain Carpentier Foundation.


    Nicolas Chaltiel is a human resources professional. He graduated with 2 Masters degrees in human resources management and has a multidisciplinary background combining headhunting expertise and human resources management. He bases his experiences in diverse environments: humanitarian and private. Between 2013 and 2016, Nicolas held positions on the ALIMA executive team and has since been a member of the Board of Directors. Hewas elected as Secretary in 2019.


    Dr. Lyna-Laure Amana-Priso, Associate Director of Knowtify Partners

    Dr. Lyna-Laure Amana-Priso is a senior executive, with 25 years of experience within various non-profit and for-profit organizations, providing vision and leadership, and transforming cultures. With a PhD Law Degree, she has been working for more than 25 years in major international organisations in France and Africa, holding top management positions. In particular, she was the regional legal director within the ExxonMobil Group, Director of Human Resources for the MTN Group for 9 years, then Deputy Managing Director (Executive, Corporate Services) for two years. She then joined SABC Group (Castel Group) and Canal + Overseas. She is now Associate Director of Knowtify Partners. Lyna-Laure Amana-Priso joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2019.

    Amélie Banzet

    Amélie Banzet has fifteen years of experience in the humanitarian, international relations and public policy sector and is a graduate from Harvard University and ESCEM. Amélie began her career in Lebanon and then in Afghanistan, working in refugee camps and on women's rights and education. She was then project manager for the Consul General of France in Erbil, Iraq and Director of the French Institute. Back in France in 2012, Amélie specialized in the digital transformation of organizations. She worked for a consulting firm then joined the French Prime Minister's office to work on digital democracy. At the same time, Amélie continues to support organizations in the development of projects in Iraq and Syria. Amélie is also a director of Établissements Peugeot Frères.

    Joanny Bassole

    Joanny Bassole is a clinical psychologist. He joined the ALIMA’s Board of directors in 2020 as a representative of the Burkinabe NGO consortium Keoogo - SOS Médecins.

    Dr. Amadou Dia

    Dr. Amadou Dia is a medical researcher with a Master 2 in Health and Population and a PhD in Public Health. He is a research fellow at the National Institute of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Mali. He has clinical and administrative experience at all levels of the health pyramid in Mali, participates in design, planning, research and training activities of the Malian Department of Health, and is involved in teaching Public Health, notably at the Faculty of Medicine in Bamako. He has been a member of the Board of the NGO AMCP-SP in Mali since 2012. It is within this framework that he joined the board of ALIMA in 2020.

    Aimé Makimere

    Aimé Makimere holds a nurse diploma. Aimé works as a coordinator for humanitarian projects. He has worked for many years with international medical humanitarian NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontières and ALIMA. He joined ALIMA’s board of directors in 2020 as a representative of the Chadian NGO Alerte Santé. 

    Mathieu Dufour

    Mathieu Dufour is an experienced finance professional in the humanitarian sector, that he joined in 2010 after a few years in the private sector. After a bfield experience, he joined ALIMA in 2013 as CFO in Dakar to participate in the development of the then newly created medical NGO. 5 years later, he moved to Barcelona with his wife and three children to work with MSF Spain. Committed to the revolution in the social and solidarity economy, Mathieu is also a consultant for the Core Humanitarian Standard (a community-based standard of quality and humanitarian accountability). He joined ALIMA's Board of Directors in 2019.

    Dr. Lamine Kolle, Surgeon, President of the Nigerien NGO Well-being of Women and Children in Niger (BEFEN)

    Dr. Lamine Kolle is a surgeon. He holds a PhD in general medicine from the University of Niamey, with a specialization in vascular surgery from the University of Montpellier 1, and a Master's degree in project management and a Master's degree in hospital management. He has also completed numerous training courses in specialized surgery in several university hospitals. He has practiced as a surgeon with various international NGOs, notably in Niger and Mali. He is currently Deputy Director General and Chief Surgeon at the NIIMA Clinic in Niamey. He is also president of the local NGO Well-being of Women and Children in Niger (BEFEN). As president of this partner NGO, he joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2013.

    Marion Péchayre, Anthropologist, Director of Studies at CRASH (MSF)

    Marion Péchayre holds a PhD in anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Currently the Director of Studies at Doctors Without Borders' "Centre de Réflexion sur l'Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH)," she has worked in the humanitarian sector in various operational positions in the field and at headquarters in Africa and Asia since 2005.

    Marion also holds a Masters of Science degree from ESCP (École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) in Europe and an MA [Master of Arts] from the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Her main publications are: 

    • Péchayre, Marion. ‘Politics, Rhetoric, and Practice of Humanitarian Action in Pakistan’. In The Golden Fleece: Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action, edited by Antonio Donini, 149–70. Boulder, Colorado: Kumarian Press, 2012.
    • Péchayre, Marion. 'Impartiality and Triage Practices in Humanitarian Settings. The Case of Doctors Without Borders in Pakistan.'  In Triage Medicine.  History, Ethics, Anthropology, by Guillaume Lachenal, Céline Lefève, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen, 125–42. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France - PUF, 2014.

    Dr. Oummani Rouafi, Humanitarian coordinator, vice president of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian NGO Forsani 

    Dr. Oummani Rouafi is a humanitarian coordinator. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Bamako and a Master's degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He is also vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Nigerian NGO Forsani (Forum Santé Niger). He joined ALIMA in 2011 and has held various operational positions, such as Emergency Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, Clinical Study Manager and Head of Mission. He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2013 and has been Vice-Chairman since 2015.