ALIMA’s Board of Directors
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 22 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 23 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 2022.
Dr. Richard Kayembe Kojan
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.
Madjiguene Sock is a partner in Dalberg Advisors and leads the firm in West Africa. She has over 20 years of experience in the implementation and management of development projects. Following the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Dalberg Advisors has supported several African countries in setting up and strengthening health emergency management operational centers. This support continued in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Dalberg, she worked for Deloitte in Washington, D.C. She holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is also the recipient of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship, awarded annually to 20 emerging African leaders.
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.
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.
Members of the Board of Directors
Liesbeth Aelbrecht has spent most of her professional career in the medical and humanitarian field. She was born and raised in Belgium where she obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Louvain. She started with Médecins Sans Frontières in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has held multiple positions within the organization, including in Somalia, Guatemala, South Sudan, Honduras, Myanmar, Kenya, and Mexico and as the Executive Director of MSF Switzerland. She recently helped ALIMA develop its presence in East Africa. She is currently employed as a medical humanitarian consultant.
Dr Chantal Gamba
Passionate about medical humanitarian projects, Dr. Chantal has a wealth of experience as a general practitioner and project coordinator. A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of 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. In 2002, she worked with MSF in several field positions: attending physician, physician responsible for activities, project coordinator, country medical coordinator and head of mission. From 2012 to 2014, she joined MSF headquarters as a Physician Desk and cell. In 2016, she joined the medical department and actively participated in Covid-19 response operations from May 2020 to June 2021.
A Special Education Inspector and Senior Social Work Executive, Maurice Some holds a double master’s degree from the University of Rouen in NGO and Association Management, and in Engineering and Training Consulting. He also holds a certificate in child protection and rights from the IDE. For 25 years, he has worked with several development and emergency organizations including Burkinabe Red Cross and Hunger Free World. He is an expert in strategic planning, management, and community leadership, and is skilled in capacity building for groups and associations.
Dr Abdul Bing
A graduate of a business school, Augustin Augier began his professional career in M&A consulting, and then in the National Assembly in a parliamentary group. He joined MSF in 2005, for a three-year mission, as project coordinator in conflict-affected areas. In 2009, he was appointed CEO of ALIMA, a position he held for several years. He was one of the founding members of ALIMA in 2009, and later became the Exective Director of ALIMA. He is currently a member of the College of Founders of the ALIMA Foundation and General Delegate of Europe Ecologie Les Verts.
Dr Lamine Kolle
Dr. Lamine Kolle is a surgeon with a doctorate in general medicine from the University of Niamey and a master’s degree in project management and hospital management. He has also completed numerous specialized surgical training in several teaching hospitals. At Montpellier 1 University, he specializes in vascular surgery. Dr. Kolle has worked as a surgeon for various international NGOs, including ALIMA, in Niger and Mali. He is also President of the Association Well Being of Women and Children in Niger (BEFEN).
Dr Oummani Rouafi
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.
Grace LOUBASSOU, graduated in Media and Political Communication from Sciences Po Paris and an Executive Education at HEC. In 2014, she joined Sephora as an assistant in the HR-Diversity division. She joined the Canal+International teams, in the corporate department in 2017 as head of institutional relations. Passionate about the media, she is the voice of the group. Since 2019, added to her portfolio is the management of societal projects such as the project to support the most fragile “ORPHEE”. With a good knowledge of French-speaking African countries, Grâce Loubassou leads CANAL+’s institutional and CSR activities in Africa. She is also a local councilor in Normandy and is part of the ALIMA ambassadors network.
With a master’s degree in Finance and Financial Management from the ESCD 3A School of Business and Development, Pauline Michavila joined the ALIMA teams after completing her internship. She has worked at ALIMA for several years, first in coordination support positions, and then as project coordinator and emergency coordinator. She was then based at ALIMA’s operational headquarters in Dakar to provide support to the medico-operational teams on transversal and strategic issues. After more than 10 years working for humanitarian organizations, Pauline is currently leading projects to support migrants and participatory mapping in France with CartONG.
Dr Nahissa Moustapha Dan-Bouzoua
Dr. Nahissa Moustapha Dan-Bouzoua holds a doctorate in medicine and a master’s degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium. Bouzoua capitalizes on more than 20 years of experience in the medical humanitarian sector, mainly at Médecins Sans Frontières and ALIMA, working at headquarters and in the field in several countries. In addition to providing technical expertise to the country teams, Dr. Moustapha Dan-Bouzoua has contributed greatly to the empowerment of the field teams, local NGOs, and other partners in an approach to skills transfer and strengthening the resilience of local actors. Strengthening health systems and improving the quality of care are central themes of his interventions.
Diane Mukundji Tshimanga
Diane Mukundji Tshimanga holds a certificate of training in applied English language, Logistics, and Security Management from the INSO. With more than 15 years of experience, she has held various positions of responsibility within international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies including UNDP. Currently based at ALIMA’s operational headquarters in Dakar, Diane is interested in gender issues, diversity, and the evolution of women’s leadership in international solidarity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr Bunmi Ode
Pediatrician Dr. Bunmi Ode holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in international public health from the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique. She specialized in pediatrics at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and then in pediatric intensive care at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. After spending several years in the United States and Nigeria as a resuscitation pediatrician at Cooper University Hospital and as Director of intensive care operations at Hospitals for Humanity, Dr. Ode joined ALIMA in 2019 as a pediatric referent.
Dr. Ousmane Sawadogo holds a PhD in Education Science from the University of Rwanda. He studied Human Resources Management. He is is an NGO consortium development officer, general project coordinator, and sub-regional consultant on the issue of talibé children. He is the winner of the 10th International Francophone Grand Prize in Education for Health Promotion. Dr. Sawadogo is ALIMA’s deputy country representative in Burkina Faso.
Nadège Karo N’zue
A graduate of the Abidjan Health Workers Training Institute, Nadège N’zue Karo has worked in humanitarian organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save The Children in her home country, Côte d’Ivoire, for many years. After 3 years in the public service, she began work with ALIMA in January 2016. She has also been a midwife manager and a neonatal emergency obstetric care trainer in the Central African Republic for ALIMA.
Abdoul-Aziz Ould Mohamed
Abdoul Aziz Ould Mohamed holds a master’s degree in Health Sociology. He worked for nearly 20 years in the humanitarian world, mainly at Médecins Sans Frontières and ALIMA, as project coordinator and head of mission in several countries. He is currently the Executive Director of MSF for the Dakar regional office covering West and Central Africa.
Marc Sauvagnac has a long experience working for NGOs. A graduate of a DESS (Master 2) at the Sorbonne and also trained at HEC, he worked in the private sector before joining Médecins Sans Frontières France. He is the CEO of France’s National Sea Rescue Society.