Altai Consulting leverages a core team of multidisciplinary experts
supported by local staff and networks in the countries where we operate

Rodolphe Baudeau
Lead Partner

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 South Asia. Rodolphe also works with foundations as well as development agencies and governments on strategic planning, program design, and private sector development.
Rodolphe has directed 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.

Eric Davin
Lead Partner

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 de Dinechin
Lead Partner

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 TMT, FMCG & retail, manufacturing, agribusiness and digital financial services. Emmanuel serves a wide range of clients in Africa and in the Middle East, ranging from regional leaders to global players and industry leaders. Emmanuel advises clients on digital transformation, growth strategies (including external growth), due diligence, and road-to-market strategies.
Prior to launching Altai, Emmanuel was a strategy consultant for Monitor Group, a US-based consulting firm.
Emmanuel holds an MBA from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales), the leading European School of Management, with a Major in Economics. Emmanuel is also 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
Director

Guillaume de Chorivit’s main area of expertise is strategic advisory, product design and market-entry in the emerging world.
He oversees large strategy consulting assignments in the areas of telecoms and media, financial services, construction materials, FMCG and retail. Guillaume manages projects in Africa, the Middle-East and South Asia for a wide range of international and regional clients.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, he 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
Director

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 strategy consulting projects for corporate as well as market due diligences for investment funds in a variety of sectors including consumer goods, agri-business, energy, construction, etc.
Géraldine is also very much involved in Altai Consulting’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) effort for public and private sector clients such as Unilever, DFID, GOGLA and GSMA to assess and improve programme impact.
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.

Laurence Hargreaves
Director

Laurence Hargreaves oversees Altai’s activities in Eastern Africa. Laurence has been working with Altai since 2009 and in that time has worked in Afghanistan, Jordan, Libya and Somalia. Laurence is a research, monitoring and evaluation (RME) specialist with over a decade of experience in fragile and conflict-affected environments, and has a passion for conducting RME projects in the field of human security, covering topics such as migration, trafficking, access to justice, perceptions of security, stabilisation and counter-radicalisation. In his current role he oversees Altai’s projects for a range of clients including the UK Government, US Government, EU, the World Bank and UN agencies. From 2016-2018 Laurence worked as an M&E Manager for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Laurence holds an MA in International Security from King’s College London, an MEng from the University of Cambridge, and a diploma in Islamic Law.

Kamran Parwana
Director

Kamran Parwana heads Altai Consulting’s activities in North Africa and the Sahel leading a team of dedicated researchers working across the regions.

Kamran has produced numerous studies that have resulted in substantive policy change and strong program design, including extensive work on private sector growth in the agriculture, health, construction, and media sectors among others, in South and Central Asia and in North Africa. Leading research and evaluation related to local governance, stabilization, and public service delivery, Kamran has provided key insight on the landscape and dynamics of programming central to the priorities of donor and government actors.

Kamran has been responsible for designing and carrying out large-scale monitoring, evaluation, and learning programs intended to provide not only rigorous oversight and evaluation of activities, but to carefully incorporate insight from M&E activities back into ongoing program implementation. Functionally, these activities have involved extensive fieldwork, including in some cases hundreds of fieldworkers and tens of thousands of visits; mapping and visualization intended to link activities to tangible results; qualitative analysis of program reach, impact, and perception; and strategic assessment and planning to allow implementing partners to better understand roadblocks and enabling factors within their own organization and processes.

Prior to joining the team in North Africa, Kamran led Altai’s office in Afghanistan, conducting research and evaluation in some of the least permissive areas of the country. Kamran’s work in Kabul focused on governance and public service delivery, economic development, media, migration, and infrastructure, among other subjects, resulting in improved policy and stronger development programming.

Sébastien Duhaut
Project Director

Sébastien Duhaut is a Project Director at Altai Consulting specialising in public policy consulting in the MENA region.
His main areas of focus are migration, civil society, media and private sector development. He has managed numerous research projects in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria over the last years, for clients such as UNHCR, UNESCO, WB, AFD and GIZ.
Sébastien has a long experience of living in Arabic speaking countries, having lived seven years in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
Sébastien graduated from HEC Paris (France), Europe’s leading Business School and is fluent in Arabic, Farsi, English and French.

Philibert de Mercey
Project Director

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.

Rose Eastwood
Deputy East Africa Manager

Rose Eastwood is a Project Manager and Deputy Director for Altai East Africa, based in Nairobi with frequent travel in the Horn of Africa. Rose’s main areas of expertise are Monitoring and Evaluation, Third Party Monitoring, qualitative research and M&E technical assistance in conflict settings. Her key thematic focus is Governance and Stabilisation. Rose provides ongoing support to the FCO Conflict, Stability and Security Fund’s East Africa Portfolio across four key pillars, M&E technical assistance, research and third party monitoring, evaluations and learning. Prior to joining Altai, Rose worked with IOM East and Horn of Africa, supporting the development of a regional strategy for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and systematising their cross-region approach to M&E for their HoA and Yemen portfolios. Rose holds a Masters in Defence and Security.

Laurentina Cizza
Deputy North Africa Manager

Laurentina Cizza is Altai’s Deputy Manager for North Africa, and a Project Manager with a thematic focus on Libya and migration in North and West Africa and a professional background in project management, field research, and qualitative analysis and report writing. While at Altai Laurentina has written evaluations and reports on the results of national perceptions surveys, as well as conducted field research missions in West Africa, and presented key findings to clients and donors. Through her work with Altai she has developed a strong understanding reconciliation initiatives and transitional politics in Libya as well as an understanding of regular and irregular migration dynamics in Libya and West Africa. She has experience working on migration related issues in West Africa, notably: Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gambia, and Senegal.
Prior to joining Altai, Laurentina worked for Chemonics International Inc, a USAID contractor. She was staffed on the project management unit tasked with supporting the FEWS NET project in West Africa and Haiti. During her time at Chemonics she developed a strong understanding of contract compliance, project management, management of field staff, and procurement processes.
Laurentina holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS University. Besides gaining an understanding of international legislative frameworks governing migration and refugee issues, she also focused on the Middle East with a particular focus on Libya. During her time at SAIS university she co-authored two chapters on Libya and through these collaborations also developed an understanding of people smuggling and organized crime dynamics governing irregular migration in the region.
Throughout her academic and professional career she has developed a fluency in French and an intermediate proficiency in Arabic.

Helen Seese
Project Director

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).

Adrian Carriere
Project Director

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.

Catharine Russell
Project Director

Catharine is a Project Director at Altai Consulting. She is a research and MEL specialist with experience consulting on a diverse range of development programmes in stabilisation, economic development, and trade across Africa. Prior to joining Altai, Catharine worked as the M&E lead for a stabilisation programme in Somalia and was the Africa head of M&E for a multinational ethical food label applying fair and environmentally compliant standards for agricultural supply chains across the world. Catharine has worked extensively across Africa for a period of 10 years and is resident in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds an MSc. In Industry, Trade and Development from the University of Manchester and a BA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford.

Alizée Boutard
Project Manager Senior

Alizée is a Project Manager Senior at Altai Consulting. She has performed market strategy analysis in a variety of sectors including agriculture/agro-industry, consumer goods, telecoms, construction and financial services. Most recently, Alizée managed a research in six emerging markets in Africa and Asia to draw learnings on the design, development and scale of mobile services digitising agricultural procurement from smallholder farmers. She also worked on a market due diligence in Mozambique to advise an investment fund on one of its deals. Alizée is also conducting fieldwork in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc.) to advise both private companies and international organisations on their strategy in the region. 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 (Sciences Po Paris).
Alizée is fluent in French, English and German and has a good command of Russian.

Jérémie Toubkiss
Project Director

Jérémie Toubkiss’ main areas of expertise are monitoring & evaluation, capacity building and public service delivery in developing and fragile countries. Over the past 15 years, he has worked for various organizations (UNICEF, consultancy companies, NGOs and academic institutions) in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and in HQ/global positions. He has designed and implemented national strategies and programmes as well as M&E and learning systems for and with a diversity of international and national development partners, with a focus on water & sanitation, health, education and humanitarian action. He published in US peer-reviewed journals and contributed to a number of UN publications.
Jérémie holds an international MA in Political Science from Sciences Po Lille (France) and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany), and a Master’s degree in Development Evaluation from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).

Mathilde Chiffert
Consultant

Mathilde is a Consultant for the Sahel & Lake Chad region, where she specializes on migration governance issues. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Mathilde worked as a legal consultant for international human rights NGOs in West Africa, focusing on domestic and international criminal law proceedings as well as corporate accountability issues. She also worked at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (‘Khmer Rouge Tribunal’) and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Mathilde holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, a Master’s in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and an LL.M from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is qualified to practice law in Paris and New York.

Guleid Hassan Dirrir
Project Manager

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.

Henry Squier
Senior Project Manager

Henry Squier is a Senior Project Manager at Altai Consulting. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Henry carries out specialized informative research focussed on security sector reform, stabilisation and governance mechanisms in fragile and conflict-affected states in East Africa. Prior to joining Altai, Henry was an analyst for two of Africa’s leading security companies, and previously worked for a strategic advisory company based in London, UK. Henry holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Development and Security.

Dhanya Williams
Project Manager

Dhanya Williams is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting with six years of experience leading research, assessments, monitoring and evaluations in the East Africa region. She currently works on Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System for the European Union Trust Fund for Africa. Prior to joining Altai, Dhanya worked in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya for UNHCR, Concern Worldwide and REACH Initiative. During this time, she led M&E and needs assessments ranging from a randomised controlled trial of nutrition programming in northern Burundi to a large-scale multi-agency Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment in Somalia. She holds a Master of Arts in International Security from Sciences Po Paris.

Oliver Reynolds
Project Manager

Oliver Reynolds is Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
Oliver performs research & strategy analysis in a variety of sectors including energy, telecoms and construction. His main area of focus is off-grid solar energy, a sector in which he has led several projects for the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA).
He also works on research assignments for public sector clients such as the World Bank, CGAP or DIAL.
Most recently, Oliver led a market-entry strategy assignment for a construction material producer in a Western African country.
Before joining Altai Consulting, Oliver Reynolds ran projects for a French NGO conducting consulting missions and social impact evaluations for social businesses and NGOs in several countries in Asia and Africa.
Oliver graduated from HEC Paris (France), Europe’s leading Business School and holds a degree from the CEMS Global Alliance, obtained at the Bocconi University in Milan.

Clémence Laevens
Project Manager

Clémence Laevens is Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
Clémence performs strategy analysis and research projects in various sectors such as energy and telecoms.
Before joining Altai Consulting, Clémence worked as an economic analyst for the French Treasury in Thailand and as a project manager in the innovation department of a leading French industrial company. Prior to this, Clémence helped develop a social business in the retail sector for a Filipino NGO.
Clémence holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris, Europe’s leading Business School, and a Master in Public Affairs from the Paris Institute for Political Studies, SciencesPo Paris.

Mathilde Verdeil
Project Manager

Mathilde is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting, where she developed an expertise on migration and mobility monitoring through M&E systems development, data analysis and field research. She was notably engaged in large data collection efforts in Somalia for the World Bank, before contributing to the development of the initial methodology and frameworks of the EUTF Monitoring & Learning System (MLS). She coordinated the development of quantitative modules of the MLS while conducting a number of field missions to East African countries to produce qualitative research and cases studies.
Prior to joining Altai, Mathilde was an economist at the French Treasury, where she specialized in public spending evaluation. Before that, she was a consultant in the economic branch of the Oliver Wyman Group. She also worked for the World Health Organization in the Philippines.
Mathilde holds a Master in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and a dual undergraduate degree in social sciences and mathematics from Sorbonne Université (UPMC) and Sciences Po Paris.

Estelle Briot
Consultant

Estelle is a Consultant for the Sahel & Lake Chad region, where she specialises on migration issues.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Estelle worked as an Oil & Gas Analyst for the Fitch Group in London, focusing on African & Middle-Eastern energy markets. Estelle holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London’s department of War Studies. She also graduated from the French military Ecole Polytechnique.

Charles Teffo
Project Manager

Charles Teffo is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting.
After a diversified consulting experience in Afghanistan (M&E, strategic design, private sector development), he is now conducting various research projects in the Middle East.
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’s degree from the Political School of International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. He is fluent in English, French and intermediate in Arabic.

Tereza Beniakova
Senior Consultant

Tereza Beniakova is an M&E and research specialist focusing on conflict, governance and service delivery in fragile states. In her current role, she contributes to the M&E of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in Eastern Africa for the UK Foreign Office and manages reconciliation and stabilization-oriented research in Somalia. Previously based in South Sudan, she has led on assignments for the World Bank and other key stakeholders in the country.
Prior to joining Altai, Tereza worked on research and development programming in Afghanistan centred around the themes of stabilization, security and governance.

Tereza holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in War Studies from King’s College, London. Tereza is fluent in English and Czech and conversant in French and Russian.

Roxane Zighed
Project Manager

Roxane Zighed is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting, with a specialization in public policy and development in the Horn of Africa and in the MENA region. Her main areas of interest are migration, civil society, and humanitarian response to crises. Through her work, she has built a strong expertise to collect and analyse data in highly challenging contexts, to develop cutting-edge methodologies and contextualized research tools, and to conduct advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis. She has worked on several Altai research projects in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Ethiopia. She speaks French, English and Arabic. Roxane holds a BA in Social Sciences from Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan, and an MA in Public Policy and Development from Paris School of Economics.

Muhammed Bek
Project Manager

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.

Eric Vaughan
Project Manager

Eric Vaughan is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. His main area of expertise is social science research. Based in Nairobi, Eric implements projects for clients such as the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration, with a focus on Sudan and Somalia. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Eric’s projects span a range of topics including migration and Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR). Eric holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from UCL and a BSc in Environmental Science from McGill University. He is fluent in both English and French.

Emily Pernet
Project Manager

Emily Pernet is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. Emily leads Altai’s socio-economic research in both Somalia and South Sudan, working for clients including UK Government and the World Bank. Prior to joining Altai, Emily was an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow in Rwanda and in Haiti, where she supported the governments in using evidence and formulating their industrial and trade policies. Emily holds an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and a BCom from McGill University. She is fluent in both French and English.

Bruno Kessler
Project Manager

Bruno Kessler is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting. Based in Kenya, he works on Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System for the Horn of Africa window of the EU Trust Fund. Prior to moving to Nairobi, Bruno worked for the strategy consulting division of Altai in Paris, where he advised on a number of projects both in the private and public sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bruno holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan and a MSc in Management from ESCP Paris, two of the leading business schools in Europe.

Liban Hussein
Project Officer

Liban Hussein is a Project Officer at Altai East Africa, leading development of Altai’s qualitative data collection tools across the Horn of Africa and in particular in the Somali regions. Liban works on Altai’s research, monitoring and evaluation projects, across both Somalia and Kenya. Liban holds a BA in International Relations as well as an MA in Development Studies from the United States International University -Africa.

Stella Muthoni
Analyst

Stella Muthoni is an Analyst at Altai Consulting. Based in Nairobi, Stella supports Altai’s work on the DFID-funded Learning and Monitoring Programme Somalia (LAMPS), through collating, cleaning, analysing verification data and drafting verification summary reports. The LAMPS programme conducts third-party monitoring (TPM) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical assistance on behalf of DFID Somalia. Prior to joining Altai, Stella was a Management Consultant at aCatalyst Consulting where she engaged in research and evaluation, strategy and organisational development. Stella holds a bachelor’s degree from Moi University in Strategic Management.

Christine Awuor
Research Manager

Christine Awuor is a Research Manager with Altai Consulting. Christine supports Altai’s work on the DFID-funded Learning and Monitoring Programme Somalia (LAMPS), where she oversees in-depth research across various programme areas. She has over 7 years’ experience spanning public, private and non-governmental organisations, focusing on strategic planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, organisational development and performance management. Previously Christine headed research and evaluation, and organisational development portfolios for a management consulting firm based in Nairobi. She has also worked with GIZ, USAID Kenya, UNWomen, FEMNET, and Tax Justice Network Africa. Christine holds a double bachelors’ degree in Sociology and English, and is completing her MA in governance and leadership, from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Elijah Kinuthia
Project Officer

Elijah Kinuthia is a Project Officer at Altai Consulting. Elijah has strong expertise in socio-economic research, developing quantitative research tools and analysing big data. Elijah leads Altai’s analysis of data using STATA, R and SPSS, real time monitoring of data quality, coding of questionnaires in SurveyCTO and in the drafting of reports and presentations for projects funded by major donors including the World Bank, USAID, DFID and UN agencies. Elijah holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Emile Rolland
Project Manager

Emile Rolland is the Altai Consulting’s Project Manager for the Sudan, Kenya and Uganda portfolios for Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System (MLS) for the EU Trust Fund in the Horn of Africa region. In this capacity, he monitors data from implementing partners on a quarterly basis – producing reports, providing technical assistance to implementing partners on their M&E systems, and conducting qualitative research. Prior to this role, he worked in the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) as an Associate Expert in the Housing Unit. Emile holds an MSt. in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford, specialising in development politics and urban issues of Karachi, Pakistan.

Gerishom Boiyo
Analyst

Gerishom Boiyo is an Analyst at Altai Consulting. Based in Nairobi, Gerishom supports Altai’s work on the DFID-funded Learning and Monitoring Programme Somalia (LAMPS), helping to ensure greater accountability, better risk management and improved understanding of programme performance. Prior to Altai, Gerishom was a Project Coordinator for a UK-based charity, and previously worked as a Programme Assistant on a USAID funded project in Kenya. Gerishom holds a bachelor’s degree from Moi University in Business Management as well as a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Kenya Institute of Management.

Sena Kinati
Project Manager

Sena Kinati is a Project Manager based in Altai’s Addis Ababa office. She focuses primarily on managing Altai’s contribution to the Ethiopia Migration Programme, which involves managing a Rapid Remote Monitoring network, conducting operational research, managing a Real Time Learning platform, and supporting the MEAL framework. Sena has extensive knowledge in the Ethiopian primary education, technical vocational training sector and in multilateral and intergovernmental partnerships. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Sena worked as the Country Representative for a German NGO for several years, and previously worked as a Project Analyst in Ethiopia. Sena holds a BA in Social Sciences from Latrobe University in Melbourne. She is fluent in Amharic and English.

Sophie Eshete
Project Coordinator

Sophie Eshete is a Project Coordinator based in Altai’s Addis Ababa office. Her main areas of expertise are M&E and research with a particular focus on migration. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Sophie worked with Mercy Corps Ethiopia to conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection, performed interviews with internally displaced persons on the Ethiopian-Somali border, and reported on success stories across other humanitarian projects across the country. Prior to this, Sophie was a Project Coordinator in the Governance, Security and Justice team at Coffey, where she coordinated large-scale and complex projects in South Sudan, Kenya and Somaliland. Sophie graduated from the University of Kent in the UK, and holds a degree in Politics and International Relations. She speaks fluent Amharic and English.

Saadia Ali
Project Coordinator

Saadia has five years of experience in development, research, and evaluation. She has experience working with displaced affected communities in education and other social sectors like governance, health, economic growth and protection. In some of her most recent roles, Saadia conducted research in border towns in Ethiopia, developing data gathering tools, managing the data collection and providing analysis on the conflict in Moyale and Hudet in the Dawa Zone of the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Saadia also was among the team that coordinated research in the Somali region of Ethiopia to investigate and understand better migration managements focusing on information provision and capacity support for local CSOs on safe migration. Saadia holds a Master of Arts in Communications for Development (C4D) from the United States International University-Africa and a bachelor’s degree in international Relations. Her strength lies in building capacities of people within the communities she serves, which in turn motivates her to continue contributing towards development.

Olympe Julienne
Project Manager

Olympe is a Project Manager at Altai – Middle East. She has eight years of experience working on programmes in the MENA region. She brings extensive experience designing and delivering research projects for donors including the UE and the UK Government.
Based in Beirut and in Amman for the past four years, Olympe managed several research and M&E projects in Syria and Lebanon.
Olympe holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Political Sciences from the French university Sciences-Po Paris. She is fluent in English and French.

Hugo Le Blay
Consultant

Hugo Le Blay is a Consultant at Altai Consulting, where he has worked on projects in the fields of migration, stabilization, economics and M&E. In his current role, he contributes to the Monitoring and Learning System for the Horn of Africa window of the EU Trust Fund, focusing on South Sudanese and regional programmes. Throughout assignments in Somalia, he has supervised large quantitative and qualitative surveys aiming at generating insights on sensitive topics such as engagement and disengagement from violent extremism. Hugo holds a Master of Science in Management from Essec Business School with a specialization in social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Alessandro Grillo
Analyst

Alessandro is an Analyst for the North Africa and Sahel region, where he specialises on Libya. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Alessandro worked as a trainee at the European Union Delegation to Libya, focusing on the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Alessandro holds three Master’s degrees, the most recent is in Human Rights and Conflict Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.

Audrey Williams
Consultant

Audrey Williams is a Consultant at Altai Consulting’s North Africa Public Policy Division, with a focus on Libya.
Based in Tunis, she is supporting research, monitoring and evaluation assignments for several clients, including conducting crisis and conflict analysis for the USAID ‘Libya Transition Initiative’, as well as Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) of projects funded under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) in Libya. Prior to joining Altai, Audrey worked on programme design and grant management for an international NGO in Libya. She has also held positions in a number of non-governmental organizations working on humanitarian action, international development, and human rights.

She holds a BA in European Studies and International Relations from Trinity College Dublin, and a Certificate of Social Sciences and Humanities from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris). She is an incoming MSc candidate in Gender, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics.

Danielle Doubt
Consultant

Danielle Doubt is a Consultant with Altai Consulting.
She is currently the quantitative data lead for North Africa, and has
prepared survey design methodology and led in the collection,
analysis, and visualization of data across European Union Trust Fund
(EUTF), UK Conflict, Stability, and Security Fund, and United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) projects. She has also
led the collection, evaluation, and reporting on various national
perception surveys in Libya. Danielle holds a Master of Arts in
International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies. Prior to joining Altai, she worked for Coleman
Research, a market research firm in the financial services sector.

Maido Belles Roca
Analyst

Maido is an Analyst for the North Africa team. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Maido worked as Human Rights Project Officer for Voces Mesoamericanas, an NGO in the Mexican-Guatemalan border, and as Trainee at the Political Section of the EU Delegation to Libya, focusing on migration. Maido holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London’s department of War Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Armed Conflict and Crisis Management from UNITAR and UOC (Open University of Catalonia).

Nicole Fusi
Analyst

Nicole Fusi is an Analyst at Altai Consulting. Nicole supports Altai’s work in the North Africa and
Sahel region, focusing on research and monitoring activities in Libya. Prior to this role, Nicole was working at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the International Migration Division on Return and Reintegration activities. She previously also worked in Brussels as a Public Affairs Consultant and in London as a Migration Project Researcher. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Linguistics from Georgetown University and a Master’s in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Paul Olivier
Consultant

Paul Olivier is a Consultant, based in the Tunis office of Altai Consulting, where he currently contributes to the Monitoring and Learning System for the Sahel and Lake Chad window of the EU Trust Fund. He focuses on Cameroon, Chad, regional programmes, and diverse cross-country topics. Paul holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC, Europe’s leading Business School, and a degree from the CEMS Global Alliance, obtained at the ESADE University in Barcelona. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and conversant in Russian.

Sarah Akesbi
Consultant

Sarah Akesbi is a Consultant working in Altai’s North Africa/Sahel office. She is currently working with Altai on a Third Party Monitoring and Learning project in the Sahel and Lake Chad region for the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa . Prior to this experience, she worked in management consultancy for several investment banks in emerging markets. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for social impact and community development from the University of Queensland as well as an Engineering Master’s degree from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Wout van Eylen
Consultant

Wout is a Consultant for the Sahel & Lake Chad region, where he specialises on migration issues. In particular, he is part of the Third Party Monitoring and Learning Team of the Sahel and Lake Chad region for the EU Trust Fund.

Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Wout worked as Research Manager for another consulting firm, also on the African continent. During three years, he oversaw baseline and end-evaluations, as well as nationally representative surveys in different countries such as South Sudan, Niger, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

Wout holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Master of Laws in International and European Law from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Garance Dauchy
Consultant

Garance Dauchy is a consultant at Altai Consulting. Based in Kenya, she works on Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System for the Sahel and Lake Chad window of the EU Trust Fund. She also worked on the Horn of Africa window of the same fund.
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Garance worked in advocacy for an NGO working on women’s reproductive rights in West Africa.
Garance holds a Master in Management – Grande Ecole from HEC Paris, and a Master in International Management from CEMS.

Héloïse Voisin
Consultant

Héloïse is a Consultant at Altai Consulting, specializing in the fields of migration, security and M&E. Based in Tunisia, she currently contributes to the Monitoring & Learning System (MLS) for the Sahel and Lake Chad window of the EU Trust Fund, where she is the lead on Mauritanian, Senegalese, and IOM programmes. Her Altai Consulting debuts took place in Kenya, where she set up the MLS for the Horn of Africa window of the EU Trust Fund. Héloïse has prior work experience in consulting, research and diplomacy and an acute interest for conflict-sensitive development programming in Africa. Héloïse holds a Dual Master’s degree in International Security and Comparative Politics from Sciences Po Paris with a major in African Studies.

Hugo Ladroue
Consultant

Hugo is a consultant for the Sahel & Lake Chad region, currently contributing to the Monitoring and Learning System of the EU Trust Fund on migration issues. Prior to joining Altai, Hugo worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a governance analyst focusing on the building of synergies between donors providing assistance to conflict-affected countries in the same region. Hugo holds a Master of Letters in peace and conflicts studies from the University of Saint Andrews and a double degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Rennes and the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.

Jacopo Patrini
Project Manager

Jacopo is a Project Manager at Altai Consulting where he has worked on projects in the fields of migration, economics, stabilization and M&E. In his current role, he is engaged on Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System for the Sahel and Lake Chad window of the EU Trust Fund. Prior to moving to the region, he worked for the strategy consulting division of Altai in Paris, where he advised on a number of projects in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. Following, based in Nairobi, he contributed to projects in the areas of conflict, stability and security, mainly in Somalia. Jacopo holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Management from ESSEC, one of the leading business schools in Europe. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Mathilde Henry
Consultant

Mathilde Henry is a Consultant for the Sahel & Lake Chad region, where she is specialised on migration issues in West Africa (EUTF-TPML).
Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Mathilde Henry worked as Public policy and Programme Evaluation consultant in France (evaluation for several Ministries) and at the international level (UN Women Morocco, Plan International West Africa), and as a Political analysis and Human Rights/Election specialist for different international organisations (EU, OSCE, NGOs) in more than 12 countries.
Mathilde Henry holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences-po Lille and a Master’s degree in Law from the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC). She is also a former lecturer in International Relations at University Paris VIII.

Solene Cros
Consultant

Solène is a Consultant for the Sahel and Lake Chad region, where she specialises on migration issues. Prior to joining Altai Consulting, Solène worked as a trainee in political affairs at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, as part of the integrated operational team responsible for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
Solène holds a Master of Science in Economics and Management from ESSEC Business School with a specialisation in Negotiations and International Governance.

Paola Hartpence
Consultant

Based in Tunis, Paola works as a consultant on Altai’s Monitoring and Learning System for the Sahel and Lake Chad window of the EU Trust Fund. Prior to moving to Tunisia, she worked for two years in Senegal. She focused on conflict and security related issues in the Sahel, and started as a research intern for the International Crisis Group in Dakar. She then worked as a project assistant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in the Global Programme against Money Laundering. Paola also worked in other consulting firms, focusing on migration and reintegration issues in West Africa. During this time, she conducted fieldwork and data collection for a community mapping and socio-economic profiling assessment of areas of return in Mali, Ghana and Guinea for the International Organization for Migration.

Paola holds a BA in Philosophy from Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and a MSc in Conflicts Studies from King’s College London.