ALIMA’s Association members elect its Board of Directors and has a right to vote at the General Assembly meetings.

ALIMA’s Board of Directors is currently composed of 14 humanitarian experts from various backgrounds: medical, epidemiology, finance and administration and security. Members of the Board were selected based on 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 should consist of no more than 12 elected members and three 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 team composed of: a President, a Vice-president, 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 2021.



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 10 years. He joined ALIMA in 2010 in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, where he worked on a surgical project for the injured. He then held several positions as intensive care medical consultant, medical coordinator, head of mission and medical desk manager. His field of expertise is intensive care. He has been President of ALIMA 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 Chief Financial Officer, 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 the Board of Directors of ALIMA in 2014 and its executive committee in 2018.



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. His work experience comes from diverse environments: humanitarian and private sector.. Between 2013 and 2016, Nicolas held positions on the ALIMA executive team and has since been a member of the Board of Directors. He was elected as Secretary in 2019.



Madji Sock is an associate at Dalberg Advisors and leads the firm in West Africa. She has over 20 years of experience in the implementation and management of development projects. Since the Ebola crisis in West Africa, she has been supporting several African countries in setting up and strengthening operational centers for health emergency management. This support continues in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Dalberg, Madji worked for Deloitte in Washington DC. She holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. Madji is also a recipient of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Leadership Fellowship, awarded annually to 20 emerging African leaders.



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 the 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. 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 Board of Directors of ALIMA in 2018 and has been its treasurer since 2019. He also supports the Auteuil Apprentices and the Alain Carpentier Foundation.


Abdoul-Aziz Ould Mohamed

Abdoul Aziz Ould Mohamed has a Master’s degree in Health Sociology. He has worked for more than 16 years in the humanitarian world mainly with MSF and ALIMA as Project Coordinator and Head of Mission in several countries in the subregion. He is presently the Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dakar Regional Office for West and Central Africa.

Dr Chantal Gamba

Passionate about humanitarian medical projects, Dr. Gamba has extensive experience as a medical practitioner and project coordinator. A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), she first worked in the private and public sectors before joining humanitarian organizations (Médecins d’Afrique and Médecins Sans Frontières) in 1999. Beginning in 2002 she worked with MSF in several field positions: attending physician, physician in charge of activities, project coordinator, country medical coordinator and head of mission. From 2012 to 2014, she joined MSF headquarters as a Desk and Cell Doctor. In 2016, she joined the Medical Department and actively participated in Covid-19 response operations from May 2020 to June 2021.

Maurice Some

A special education inspector and senior executive in the field of social work, Mr. Some holds a double master’s degree from the University of Rouen, in management of NGOs and associations, and in engineering and training and development consulting. He also holds a certificate in Child Protection and Children’s Rights from IDE (University of Geneva / Dakar Judicial Training Centre). For 25 years, he has worked with several development and emergency organizations (including the Burkinabe Red Cross, and Hunger Free World). He is an expert in strategic planning, management, monitoring and evaluation and community organizing, and is qualified in capacity building for groups and associations. He serves on the board of the Keeogo Association in Burkina Faso.

Mathieu Dufour

Mathieu Dufour is an experienced finance professional in the humanitarian sector, which he joined in 2010, after a few years in the private sector. Based on his experience in the field, he joined ALIMA in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer in Dakar, to participate in the development of the then newly created medical NGO. Five years later, he moved to Barcelona to work with MSF Spain. Committed to the revolution of the social economy and solidarity, 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

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, 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.

Dr. Oummani Rouafi

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-president  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-President  since 2015.

Dr. Abdoul Bing

Dr Abdul Bing is a medical coordinator of humanitarian projects. After 6 years of field experience with the NGO ALIMA, she joined the board of ALIMA in 2020 as a member of the board.

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 Makiméré

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.

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