After completing his studies in business school, Augustin began his professional career in mergers and acquisitions, then in France's National Assembly with a parliamentary group. Beginning in 2005, he spent three years as a project coordinator in areas of conflict with an international medical NGO. In 2009, he became one of the founding members of ALIMA, of which he is currently the Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Kinda is a graduate from several universities including the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Deakin University in Australia and IRIS (the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs). He joined ALIMA in 2012 and has overseen medical interventions in Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Burkina Faso, where he was also ALIMA’s country representative. Before becoming Director of Operations, he managed ALIMA's programs in Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Niger as Program Manager.
After graduating from the Solvay Business School in 2001, Thomas Bounameaux, spent two years in the private sector, joining Doctors Without Borders. There he worked for four years in Africa as a Financial Coordinator and a Project Manager. This was followed by a return to Belgium, where he worked as a Management Controller for the West African missions for Enabel, the Belgian development agency. In 2012, Thomas decided to get involved with ALIMA, attracted by the proposed model and what he can bring to its development. At the end of 2017, he began managing Finance Department.
A humanitarian actor in medical NGOs since 1996, Eric Barte de Sainte Fare has held various field and headquarters positions in responding to major outbreaks of disease and/or conflict situations. A specialist in humanitarian medical logistics, he participated in the creation of ALIMA in 2009 and was Logistics Director of the NGO for five years.
Trained as a microbiologist, Yann Dutertre left research to start working in the humanitarian field in 1996 as a project coordinator. After that he led and opened many missions as Head of Mission for international humanitarian NGOs, notably in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, and other countries throughoutWest and Central Africa. He also participated in the creation of NGOs such as in Mali and was co-founder and president of a medical association in Burkina Faso.
Dr. Mushenvula is a graduate of the University of Kinshasa and heads ALIMA programs in Nigeria. He joined ALIMA in 2014 and has successively held the positions of Medical Officer, Project Coordinator, Medical Coordinator and Head of Mission in countries such as Mali, Central African Republic and Nigeria. Before joining ALIMA, Dr. Mushenvula worked for five years in the DRC Ministry of Health and four years in the medical coordination unit of Doctor Without Borders.
Guillaume Le Duc is one of the founding members of ALIMA. He joined ALIMA as Program Manager in 2010 for Niger, Haiti, Chad and DRC for four years. In 2014, he became Director of Communication and Development. Since 2016, he has been the Director of Development department based in Paris, France. He previously worked for Doctors Without Borders for six years, first in the communication department in New York, then as project coordinator and head of mission in different fields. Guillaume is a graduate of the ESCP (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Charlie Kunzer oversees ALIMA USA as Executive Director based in New York. She was instrumental in the opening of ALIMA USA and has been developing the fundraising department there since 2005. She began her career at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management, then at the Science Museum in London before holding several development positions for more than 10 years with Doctors Without Borders in the USA. Charlie Kunzer holds an honors bachelor's degree in International Relations and a degree in Modern History from the University of Westminster, London.
Dr. Shepherd is a pediatrician with over 10 years of experience in child malnutrition, and has been working with ALIMA since 2013 on the development of new strategies for managing childhood malnourishment. She previously worked with the World Food Program and Médecins Sans Frontières in a number of sub-Sarahan countries.
Dr. Shepherd is licensed as a pediatrician. Since 2013, she has been working with ALIMA to develop new strategies for the care of malnourished children. A specialist in child malnutrition for more than 10 years, she has also collaborated with the World Food Programme and Doctors Without Borders in many countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Henri joined ALIMA in 2019 after 15 years of experience in the management of public health and social protection programs. He has previously worked in West Africa, and has held various positions as program manager for UNICEF between 2005 and 2014. For the last 5 years, he was the Executive Director of the NGO Amref Health Africa in France, leading the French-speaking sector of the organization, participating directly in the development of health programs and partnerships in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea. Henri holds a Masters degree in International Relations and a Masters degree in Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action.
Benoit has a background in management and in political science. After three years in the private sector in Belgium in administration and human resources (HR), Benoit spent more than four years in HR functions in the field with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), working in DRC, Egypt and Malawi. He then joined MSF’s Operational Center in Brussels for three years as Operational Human Resources Coordinator. He also worked for the Belgian development agency in Benin, as coordinator of a health program. He joined ALIMA as Director of Human Resources in July 2019.
Hassan Bouziane joined ALIMA in August 2019 as Assistant Director of Operations based in Dakar. In his new role, Hassan supervises the logistics department. Hassan brings more than 15 years of experience in the management of humanitarian emergencies and development in the field of public health. His skills and operational expertise include humanitarian logistics, IT, telecommunications, energy and construction.
With a degree in Information-Communication and a Master's degree in Cooperation and Development, she has more than 15 years of experience in communication and fundraising within humanitarian organizations. She has put her skills to use as a spokesperson for the french association "La Voix de l'Enfant," participated in private fundraising for the NGO Plan International and contributed to the development of UNICEF France's corporate partnerships. In 2019, she joined ALIMA as Head of Communication.
Dr. Diallo, after studying medicine in Mali and training in epidemiology in Ouidah, Benin, began his professional career with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Mali. With nearly 20 years of humanitarian experience, he has held various managerial positions in operations and in different missions including Mali, Chad, DRC and Guinea with MSF. Dr. Diallo was Head of Mission in Guinea for MSF before joining ALIMA as Program Manager in November 2019.