Rodolphe Baudeau is a founder and lead partner of Altai Consulting. He oversees Altai’s large telecom, media, FMCG and industrial development projects in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Rodolphe also works with multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as governments on strategic planning, program design, and private sector development.
Rodolphe has worked on engagements covering more than 30 different economic sectors in more than 20 countries, allowing him to develop a thorough understanding of the dynamics of emerging markets.
Prior to launching Altai Consulting, Rodolphe was a Marketing Manager at the L’Oréal Consumer Goods Division in Paris (France), in charge of eight international brands, and a brand manager for LVMH Group in Sydney (Australia).
Rodolphe holds an MBA from ESSEC-Paris, one of the leading business schools in Europe.
Eric Davin is a founder and lead partner of Altai Consulting, heading Altai’s Public Policy practice.
Eric has worked on a large number of strategic assignments to support aid and development programs funded by major donors such as the World Bank, USAID, DFID, UK FCO, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM and other organizations in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
With more than 10 years of experience in post-conflict countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, the West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Libya and the Horn of Africa, Eric has designed a wide array of innovative methodologies to collect and analyze information in the most challenging environments. As such, Eric has led the evaluation effort of several $500m+ programs leading to improved delivery and programming.
Eric has prior experience in strategy consulting and new media advisory in Australia, USA and France, and holds an MBA from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales), the leading European School of Management, with a Major in Entrepreneurship.
Emmanuel is a founder and lead partner of Altai Consulting. His main area of expertise is strategic advisory in emerging markets with a focus on telecom and media, utilities, FMCG, retail and financial services. Emmanuel serves a wide range of clients in Africa and in the Middle East, ranging from global players and industry leaders to smaller local actors.
Prior to launching Altai, Emmanuel was a strategy consultant for Monitor Group, a US-based consulting firm. There he worked extensively with private businesses and public organizations. He developed strategic marketing plans for the European operations of a US-based telecom company and for the French branch of Europe’s leading brewer. He also advised the municipality of Port Elizabeth, the fifth largest in South Africa, on its socio-economic strategy.
Emmanuel holds an MBA from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales), the leading European School of Management, with a Major in Economics. Emmanuel is a Professor of International Affairs at the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris), France’s leading school of international relations.
Guillaume de Chorivit oversees large strategy consulting assignments in the areas of telecoms and media, FMCG and retail.
Guillaume manages projects in Asia, the Middle-East and Africa for a wide range of international clients. His main area of expertise is strategic advisory, marketing and consumer research in emerging markets.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Guillaume was a strategy consultant at Advention Business Partners, a strategy consultancy, where he dealt extensively with large private ventures and private equity funds, and developed entry-strategy plans and conducted strategic due diligences.
Guillaume worked in Pakistan as the CFO of ACTED, one of the largest European NGOs, and as an analyst for Messier Partners, a French M&A boutique.
He graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris), and holds an MSc in Business from Paris Dauphine University.
Geraldine Baudienville specialises in international business development, leading large strategy consulting assignments in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Her main areas of expertise are strategic advisory and project financing in emerging markets, accompanying clients willing to enter new markets or to strengthen or expand their existing activities. She has recently led projects for large utility companies (energy, transport) and corporates in a variety of sectors (consumer goods, construction, etc.).
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Geraldine worked as an investment manager at Agence Française de Développement/Proparco on project and corporate financing in Asia and Africa. She used to be a Research Fellow at the British think tank Overseas Development Institute.
Geraldine holds an MBA from ESSEC-Paris, one of the leading business schools in Europe.
Matthieu Dillais is a Project Director and oversees Altai’s activities in the Horn of Africa and Kenya. Matthieu has worked with Altai for the past three years in Afghanistan, Libya, East DRC and Burundi, and in Somalia and Kenya since 2013. He has led projects for the World Bank, USAID, DFID and a wide variety of public, non-governmental and private clients. His work focuses on the linkages between governance, economic growth and community development in conflict-affected settings. Matthieu also managed a series of research on the development of media and directed large cross-sectorial monitoring and evaluation projects in high-risk areas of Afghanistan and Somalia. Prior to joining Altai, Matthieu assessed the impacts of various waste management systems and renewable energies in India and Europe. In parallel, he contributed to set up an association that connects international law firms with NGOs worldwide to support their advocacy programs. Matthieu holds an MA in Political Science with a specialization in Sustainable Development and Risks from the French Institute of Political Science ‘Sciences Po Paris) and an MA in Sociology and Philosophy from the Sorbonne University (Paris).
Philibert de Mercey is a social research specialist with ten years of professional experience in strategy consulting and research.
Philibert’s core area of expertise is Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and data management projects.
Philibert has managed large M&E projects including the evaluation of the facilitating partners of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) in Afghanistan for the World Bank, and the evaluation of USAID-OTI’s Afghanistan Stabilization Initiative (ASI).
Philibert has developed innovative methodologies and geo-localized tools to capture information and produce solid analytics in frontier countries, and has created several databases and wiki-like search engines to gather program-related information for agencies and governments.
Philibert has also being involved in several poverty eradication programs and was the team leader of the research project “Moving Out of Poverty” conducted by Altai Consulting for the World Bank in Afghanistan, analyzing the dynamics of poverty in rural and urban areas of the country.
Philibert is a Professor in the Master of International Relations program at the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris).
He holds an MA in Political Sciences from Sorbonne University.
Kamran Parwana’s main areas of expertise are Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), private sector development and capacity building.
Kamran has managed several large-scale data collection and analysis efforts for development and stabilization programs in the least permissive districts of Afghanistan, mapping the dynamics of priority areas to the central government of Afghanistan and to the international community. Kamran has also been involved in several market sector assessments of complex economic sectors including construction and agriculture with a view to improve the programming of on-going and future private sector development endeavors.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Kamran worked primarily in the education and development sectors, teaching at universities in both the United States and Afghanistan, and has participated in innovative online teaching programs.
Kamran holds an MA in Political Science from Northeastern University with a focus on International Relations, and a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany.
Adrian Carriere is a Project Director at Altai Consulting and Regional Representative – North Africa
Over the past three years with Altai, he has directed or supported research and consulting assignments for a broad range of clients including the World Bank, USAID, DFID, UN agencies, international NGOs, and foreign governments. Although his primary focus has been on socio-economic research, he has also worked on monitoring and evaluation, fiscal sustainability and budgeting, and capacity building.
Before joining Altai, Adrian worked on programme design and implementation for a French medical NGO and supported research on the effects of conflict on education in Colombia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador for the World Bank. He has more than six years of experience working on development in fragile or conflict-affected countries.
Adrian holds an MA in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris), with specializations in Security and Development.
Daniel is a Director for Altai Consulting’s Public Policy Division. He has led or been a major contributor to projects in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. Through his work with various donor agencies, the World Bank, international organizations, and INGOs, Daniel has developed a strong knowledge of public service delivery in fragile states, economic development initiatives, program design and M&E.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Daniel was the Program Coordinator for the Preventive Diplomacy Initiative at a global think tank. Projects included strengthening EU-DPRK relations, analysing Sino-DPRK relations, global preventive action policy analysis, and advancing preventive action in ASEAN.
Daniel holds a MA in International Relations (Distinction) from the University of Kent, Canterbury and China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing where he specialized in the political and security dynamics in East Asia, and also a BCom in International Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Victoria.
Matthew Burnard is a Project Director at Altai Consulting and Deputy Regional Representative for North Africa.
He has managed primary research and consulting projects on a variety of political and security issues in Libya, including assessing the drivers of violent extremism among vulnerable young men in western Libya, supporting the development of a strategic communications platform for Libya’s transitional government, and analysing the nexus between organised crime and ethnic conflict in south-west Libya. Through this, he has developed considerable expertise in the design and implementation of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in challenging environments.
Matthew previously worked as a management consultant for PwC in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked with GCC governments on public finance, economic development and public sector reform. Before that he worked for Control Risks, advising international companies on strategic and operational decisions in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, and South Sudan. He began his career as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Matthew holds a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from Cambridge University and an MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Thouron Scholar. He speaks Arabic.
Camille Le Coz is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
Through her work with Internews, USAID, AUSAID and AFD, Camille has also developed a strong background in monitoring and evaluation (M&E). She has led several projects related to Afghan media, in particular the M&E of a three-year program to support Afghan journalists during the coming electoral process.
In addition, Camille participated in various studies, in particular an economic impact assessment for information communication and technology in Afghanistan. She also conducted formative research about food for education, and she is now working on a large-scale evaluation of the French Development Agency’s agricultural portfolio.
Prior to joining Altai, Camille worked for another firm based in Kabul where she contributed to a USAID/OTI communication program in Ghazni province. She previously worked in Morocco, Egypt and the West Bank, in the education sector.
Camille holds a double Master degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
Maxime de Lisle is Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
He is currently leading projects combining corporate strategy, market assessments and big data analytics. Maxime provides advisory to executives of leading players of the digital financial services, telecom and retail industries as well as professional associations like the GSMA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Maxime managed for two years Altai Iraq office where he developed a thorough understanding of the dynamics of fast moving emerging markets.
Prior to joining Altai, Maxime was working as an internal auditor at Kraft Foods, a large Fast Moving Consumer Good company, and has been officer in the French Navy.
He graduated from Paris Dauphine University with a major in Finance and holds a Master’s Degree in Strategy and Management from ESSEC Business School, one of France’s leading business school.
Yonas is a Project Manager and the South Sudan Country Representative for Altai Consulting. He has been a major contributor to public policy projects, market entry strategies and consumer studies in the Middle East, West Africa and Afghanistan. Through his assignments with Altai Consulting, he has developed solid expertise on project design and implementation, labour market assessments and capacity building programs. He is currently one of the key contributors to a capacity building and support program at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of South Sudan (EMIS).
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Yonas was a financial analyst at Aureos Capital, the largest private equity fund dedicated to SMEs in emerging markets (now acquired by the Dubai-based fund Abraaj Capital). Based in Dakar, Senegal, he participated in the valuation and execution of investments in SMEs in West Africa, notably in the health sector. He also worked for Crédit Agricole CIB, where he assisted in the setting up of investment funds with a strong social impact in developing countries, dealing with the investment bank’s largest corporate clients.
Yonas holds an MSc in Management from HEC Paris and a BA in Philosophy from Sorbonne University (Paris). He speaks fluent French, English, Italian and Amharic.
Tahar Benattia is Project Manager at the Altai Tripoli Office in Libya. His main areas of focus are public affairs, civil society, capacity building and private sector development. Tahar has managed numerous projects in the MENA region including in the past 3 years in post-revolutionary Libya. Tahar has been one of the key contributors to the needs assessment that Altai conducted as part of the Libyan Private Sector Development Institutions (LPSDI) funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). In addition, Tahar was part of the team on Altai’s migration mapping work for UNHCR in Eastern Africa, with extensive fieldwork in Libya, Sudan and Niger.
Prior to working for Altai, Tahar worked in Chad on an evaluation of the Telecom sector for the Government of Chad, where he developed a strong interest in African and Middle Eastern socio-economic affairs.
Tahar holds an MSc in Management from Grenoble Business School and is a fluent English, French, Arabic and Spanish speaker.
Alizée is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. She has performed market strategy analyses in a variety of sectors including telecom, manufacturing, construction and FMCG. Most recently, Alizée has contributed to a major research on women and mobile phone usage in 12 middle income countries, and has designed winning strategies on the wheat flour industry in Central Asia. Before joining Altai, Alizée was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Germany working on company restructuration for one of the leading energy players in Europe. Prior to this, Alizée was Product Marketing manager in the Central European office of a leading French cosmetic company.
Alizée holds a Master’s degree from HEC Paris, Europe’s leading business school, and the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Science Po Paris).
Alizée is fluent in French, English and German and has a good command of Russian.
Guleid Hassan Dirrir is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. His main focus is M&E and socio-economic research in the Horn of Africa.
Over the past seven years working in Somaliland, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, Guleid has designed advanced M&E protocols and managed large socio-economic projects. Recently he supported a large-scale field-based mapping effort on migration flows from Eastern Africa to North Africa, and participated to a research engagement on community-strengthening programs in Somaliland and in Somalia.
Before working with Altai Consulting, Guleid was an M&E team leader across Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central Somalia for national and international NGOs, including the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and CARE international as an external consultant. During his time with DRC, he supervised major assessments for a wide variety of humanitarian and development programs. He has also developed an extensive network of experienced professional researchers that reaches out to each areas of the Somali area.
Guleid has a background in business administration and speaks fluent Somali and Amharic.
Flora is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. Based in South Sudan, her main areas of expertise are M&E and research in development economics and education. In particular, Flora led an impact evaluation of a DFID-funded Emergency Cash Transfer Programme in South Sudan. She was also engaged in several research studies, notably a study on youth, migration and the labour market in Somalia for the International Organization for Migration.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Flora worked as a Junior Policy Analyst for the OECD Development Centre. She conducted in-depth studies on the Latin American countries’ education systems, aiming at providing policy makers with quality research and recommendations.
Flora holds a master in Finance and a master in International Economics from the University Paris-Dauphine.
Henri van den Idsert is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. His main areas of expertise are M&E, capacity building and research. Based in Kenya, Henri supports a range of public policy and corporate research projects in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
Prior to joining Altai, Henri worked with NGOs in South Sudan, and also worked with UNDP and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Henri holds an MA in Advanced Development Studies from the Radboud University and an MA in Economic Development from the University of Amsterdam.
Anne-Elisabeth Costafrolaz is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
She has contributed to several public policy projects in Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya. She has notably worked on programs in the areas of governance, public service delivery and socio-economic research and is currently supporting the implementation of the Somalia High Frequency Survey, funded by the World Bank. Through her work, she has developed a strong expertise in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data management and quantitative analysis.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Anne-Elisabeth participated in the impact evaluation on a school-based HIV education program in Cameroon. She also worked for an independent consultancy in Paris, Eki:metrics, and volunteered for an NGO in Bolivia, assisting in the implementation of microfinance projects.
Anne-Elisabeth holds a Master’s degree from HEC Paris and from ENSAE (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance) as well as a research Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Polytechnique, with a specialization in development economics, public policies and political economy.
Marie-Cecile (Maia) Darme is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. She specializes in governance, security and migration issues in post-conflict and fragile environments. Over the past 18 months, she has led a number of projects in both Libya and South Sudan for clients such as DFID/FCO, the World Bank, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and DanChurchAid. She also carried out research on migration trends across the Mediterranean for IOM.
Prior to joining Altai, Marie-Cecile was a Risks and Crises officer at the French Prime Minister’s Office for Security and Justice (INHESJ). She also worked for local and international NGOs, including in Libya, where she served as Security and Inclusive Governance officer and later acting Head of Operations for Gender Concerns International. Before that, she conducted risk assessments and advised international companies on crisis management and institutional relations at a Paris-based consulting firm. She began her career at the French Embassy in the Dominican Republic, first within the political affairs department then on cooperation programs.
Marie-Cecile holds a Masters in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris.
Tereza is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. Her main areas of expertise are governance, security and public service delivery in fragile states. In South Sudan, she has led major assessments including a World Bank survey mapping employment practices among local businesses in six states of South Sudan and a comprehensive evaluation of the national Alternative Education System delivery.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Tereza spent several year in Afghanistan working on a number of research projects centred around the topics of security and governance in conflict-affected and high-risk environments. Projects included several mixed-method assessments that fed data into stabilization efforts in contested districts and provinces for USAID/OTI and Royal Norwegian Embassy and heading the North Afghanistan office of an NGO-led research project monitoring conflict levels across nine provinces.
Tereza holds an MSc. in Comparative Politics (Conflict track) with the London School of Economics and a BA in War Studies with the King’s College. She speaks Czech, English, French and Russian.
Antoine is a Project Manager in the Kabul office. He has recently managed a large-scale data collection and analysis effort in the fields of public service delivery and sub-national governance.
Previously, Antoine worked on different programs evaluations on education or private sector development in Altai’s public policy team. As part of Altai’s management consulting branch, Antoine has also worked on telecom projects in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa on strategy projects and consumer studies.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Antoine was a financial analyst at Rhodia (now Solvay), a global leader in chemistry. He also worked as a business analyst in the Strategy Department of Dassault Systèmes, Europe’s second software developer, analyzing business potential and trends of new markets as well as providing competitive intelligence.
Antoine holds an MsC in Management from Essec, one of the leading business schools in Europe. He speaks French, English and Spanish.
Muhammed Bek’s main areas of expertise are marketing and strategic planning.
Based in Iraq, Muhammed has worked on numerous projects in the telecommunication, FMCGs and retail industries in Iraq. Those included developing strategies for clients to help them respond quickly and efficiently to market changes.
and improve business processes.
Muhammed holds a bachelor degree from the American University of Iraq – Suleimaniyah,majoring in Business and Administration and has a minor degree in IT. He speaks English and Arabic.
Jean Newbery is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting, based in South Sudan. His main areas of expertise are M&E, strategic planning and capacity building. In South Sudan, he forms part of a Technical Support team contracted by UNICEF and embedded within the Data and Statistics Unit at the South Sudan Ministry of Education. His role is centred around delivering the country-wide Annual Education Census through oversight, data solutions and by providing capacity building support with the goal of sustainability. He has also contributed to an impact evaluation for a World Bank funded start-up business grant scheme.
Prior to joining Altai, Jean worked for PwC in London, for the British Embassy in Ethiopia as a project officer and at a University in China. He has an MSc in Political Science from Leiden University where he graduated with Cum Laude, specialising in East African border policy
Based in Afghanistan, Nathalie currently leads projects in the fields of civil society and media.
Before joining Altai, Nathalie gained experience in public policy and development working within the Political and Cultural Affairs Section of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and as assistant project manager for a cultural heritage NGO in the Indian Himalaya.
Earlier, she spent three years in London with Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse where she was responsible for the sale of investment-grade corporate bonds to institutional investors in the United Kingdom and Netherlands.
Nathalie holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and an MPhil in South Asian Studies from Leiden University.
Clément is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting, based in South Sudan. His areas of expertise are public governance, capacity building, research in rural economics and education. In South Sudan, he is managing a technical assistance project at the Ministry of Education to support the statistical unit conduct the Annual Education Census country wide. He has also contributed to several agricultural commodities value chain assessments for UNIDO. Prior to joining Altai, Clément conducted research on the informal sector in the East African Community for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and has worked as a cooperation officer at the French Embassy in Rwanda. He also occupied various positions in a microfinance institution in Bolivia and an education NGO in Rwanda.
Cléments holds a Master’s in International Development from Sciences Po Lille (France) and an MSc in Political Economy of Development from the London School of Economics where he specialized on economic policy making in emerging economies.
Helen specializes in applied research that combines qualitative and quantitative tools in the context of development in fragile states, and stabilization missions.
Her specific area of expertise is governance. Helen researches the dynamics that link the various layers of governance and administrative systems, the role of the political economy, and the relationship between formal and informal governance mechanisms. Helen is also interested in the intersection of governance and security, and its implications for state-building.
Helen’s eight years of work experience incorporate a broad range of assignments in formative research, Monitoring & Evaluation, assessments and public opinion polling; during which she worked with clients from the UN, bi-lateral donor agencies (USAID, DFID, DFAT), International NGOs and the military.
Prior to joining Altai’s Afghanistan office in 2015, Helen served as Research Director at EUREKA Research, an Afghanistan-based consultancy, and worked as consultant with GIZ and Adam Smith International.
Helen holds two Masters of Arts – one in Political Science from University of Leipzig (Germany) and a M.A. in ‘Conflict, Security and Development’ from King’s College London (UK).
Constance Wilhelm specializes in political settlements, governance and economic development in complex environments. She is currently working on the World Bank-funded Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) program, focusing on migration, forced displacement, governance, and education programming.
Prior to join Altai, Constance has worked for local and international NGOs in Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Her main focuses were political settlements, state building, conflict resolution, and international cooperation in fragile and conflict-affected states.
Constance holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Anthropology, and Political Science from McGill University. Constance is fluent in English and French and conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.
Charles Teffo is a Consultant at Altai Consulting. Based in Afghanistan, his main areas of expertise are M&E, strategic planning and program implementation. He forms part of an evaluation team contracted by DFID and several Afghan ministries. His assignment is to deliver an annual evaluation of DFID investments in several value-chains in the agricultural sector.
Prior to joining Altai, Charles served as an officer in the Navy and worked as a consultant in public policy strategy and implementation in Paris, successively in Capgemini Consulting and in the French Prime Minister Services.
He holds a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.
Flannery Dyon is a Consultant at Altai Consulting, in the Kabul office.
She initially worked in the Paris offices on telco and FMCG projects, before joining the public policy team in Afghanistan.
Prior to joining Altai, Flannery worked as a E.U affairs consultant in Brussels, as a researcher at the Turkish Ministry for E.U Affairs in Ankara, and in a development consultancy in Istanbul. Her areas of interest are private sector development, labour policies and employment, and development economics.
Flannery holds a B.A in Economics and German from Trinity College Dublin, as well as an M.A in Economics and Evaluation Techniques from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where she focused on econometrical models.
She speaks English, French, German, and Turkish.