OUR TEAM

Dr. Moumouni Kinda

Chief Executive Officer

Henri Leblanc

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kader ISSALEY

Director of Operations

Thomas Bounameaux

Chief Financial Officer

Benoit Loop

Director of Human Resources

Dr. Jean Paul de Bruyne Mushenvula

Programs Manager

DR Oumarou MAIDADJI

Program Manager

Nicolas Mouly

Program Manager for Emergency Response and Country Openings

DR. ISSA MALAM KANTA

Program manager

Eric Barte de Sainte Fare

Programs Manager

Hassan Bouziane

Director of Operations in charge of Logistics

Dr. Désiré NEBOUA

AIRE project Doctor

DR. PAPYS LAME

MEDICAL MANAGER OF THE EMERGENCY OFFICE

Dr. Susan Shepherd

Medical Expert

Mélanie Tarabbo

Operational medical manager

Jérôme Backx

Head of medical service

Mahaman Saley

Emergency Coordinator

Carlota Ruiz

Head of Institutional Funding

Liesbeth Albrecht

Regional Manager Eastern Africa

Clémentine Colas

Communication Manager

Charlie Kunzer

Executive Director based in New York

MAURICE KYUNGU

Head of operational finance

Dyé Sow

Personnel administration manager

Marine Vignon

AIRE Project manager

Dr. Moumouni Kinda

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Moumouni Kinda is ALIMA’s Chief Executive Officer. He joined ALIMA in 2012 as medical coordinator, and then was promoted to roles such as head of mission, medical desk supervisor, program manager and Director of Operations. Prior to ALIMA, he was part of several medical operations in Haiti, Chad, and Democratic Republic of the Congo for Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Kinda is a licensed medical doctor and holds degrees from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Deakin University in Australia,IRIS (French Institute for International & Strategic Affairs) and the Cesag Business school in Senegal.

Thomas Bounameaux

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Bounameaux became head of the Finance Department in 2017. He first joined ALIMA in 2012, attracted by its model and wanting to help with the organisation’s development. He previously worked as a Management Controller for West African missions for the Belgian development agency Enabel, and as a Financial Coordinator and a Project Manager for an international medical NGO. Thomas is a 2001 graduate of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Dr. Kader ISSALEY

Director of Operations 

Dr. Kader Issaley became ALIMA’s Director of Operations in Septembre 2021. Having worked at ALIMA for more than 10 years, he has previously held the positions of project coordinator, medical coordinator and medical manager. Working closely with operations and the field, Kader has a thorough knowledge of the contexts of intervention of the NGO, inlcuding the Sahel region, Lake Chad, Central African Republic and South Sudan. He holds a medical degree from the University of Niamey in Niger.

Henri Leblanc

Deputy chief executive officer

ALIMA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Henri Leblanc, joined the organisation in 2019 after 15 years of experience in the management of public health and social protection programs. He previously held various positions as program manager for UNICEF between 2005 and 2014. For the last 5 years, he was the Executive Director of the NGO Amref Health Africa in France, leading the French-speaking sector of the organization, participating directly in the development of health programs and partnerships in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea. Henri holds a Masters degree in International Relations and a Masters degree in Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action.

Benoit Loop

Director of human resources

Benoit Loop joined ALIMA as Director of Human Resources in July 2019. He previously worked for a Belgian development agency in Benin, as coordinator of a health program and as the operational Human Resources Coordinator at the head office of an international medical NGO. He has also held various human resources roles in the field, and in the private sector in Belgium in Administration and Human Resources. Benoit holds a degree in management and a graduate degree in political science.

Dr. Jean Paul de Bruyne Mushenvula

Program manager

Dr. Jean Paul de Bruyne Mushenvula currently leads ALIMA’s programs in Nigeria. Before joining ALIMA, he worked for five years in the DRC Ministry of Health and four years in the medical coordination unit of Doctor Without Borders. Since joining ALIMA in 2014, Dr. Jean Paul has held the positions of Medical Officer, Project Coordinator, Medical Coordinator and Head of Mission in countries such as Mali, Central African Republic and Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University of Kinshasa.

ERIC BARTE DE SAINTE FARE

Program Manager

As a Program Manager for ALIMA, Eric Barte de Sainte Fare is a specialist in humanitarian medical logistics. Active with medical NGOs since 1996, he participated in the creation of ALIMA in 2009, and has since held various field and headquarters positions in responding to major outbreaks of disease and/or conflict situations, and was Logistics Director of the NGO for five years.

Nicolas Mouly

Program manager for emergency response and country openings

Nicolas Mouly became head of ALIMA’s Emergency Response and Country Openings department in October 2019, after several missions as Project Coordinator and Emergency Coordinator in Nigeria, South Sudan, and DR Congo. He joined ALIMA in 2014 and went on his first field mission to Guinea, in early 2015, during the West Africa Ebola epidemic. Nicolas holds degrees in international law and political science.

DR Oumarou MAIDADJI

Program Manager

Dr. Oumarou Maidaji is ALIMA’s Program Manager for Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. Before taking on this role, he oversaw ALIMA’s programs in Chad, DR Congo, Cameroon and Niger, and supervised the medical interventions of the NGO BEFEN, ALIMA’s local partner in Niger. Before participating in the launch of ALIMA’s operations when it was created in 2009, Dr. Oumarou began his humanitarian career in 2006 in Niger with Doctors Without Borders. With a degree in public health, he is a graduate of Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger. Oumarou also studied at CESAG (African Center for Specialized Studies in Management) and at ISPED in Bordeaux.

DR. ISSA MALAM KANTA

Program manager

Dr. Issa Malam Kanta is Program Manager for ALIMA. He joined ALIMA during its creation in 2009 as a consultant for the implementation of partnerships in Sahel countries, and has since held various positions including Medical Coordinator and Head of Mission. Previously, he initiated the partnership with the national medical NGO Forum Santé Niger (FORSANI) in 2008, where he subsequently worked as a clinical doctor and project coordinator. Dr. Kanta initially began his work in the humanitarian sector in 2005 to support the response to Niger’s nutritional emergency. He holds a degree in medicine from the University of Niamey (Niger) and holds a master’s degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (Belgium).

Marine Vignon

AIRE project manager

Marine Vignon joined ALIMA in 2019 as Project Manager of AIRE (Improving Identification of Respiratory Distress in Children), which is a multi-country project aimed at facilitating the early diagnosis of respiratory diseases in children aged 0 to 5 years. With a degree in International Law and Political Science, Marine has worked for the past seven years in West Africa and Asia on nutritional deficiencies projects, with various international organizations, in order to help strengthen public health policies.

DR. PAPYS LAME

Medical manager for emergency response and country openings

Dr. Papys Lame has worked as the Medical Manager of ALIMA’s Emergency Response and Country Opening department since 2018. He first joined ALIMA in 2015 after 7 years of experience in epidemic response and emergency management with Doctors Without Borders. . Before taking on his current role at ALIMA, Dr. Papys previously held the position of Medical Coordinator in DR Congo and Cameroon. He holds a master’s degree in Public Health from ISPED of Bordeaux.

Dr. Désiré Neboua

AIRE Project director

Désiré Neboua is the medical manager of the AIRE project (Improving the identification of respiratory distress in children), based in Senegal. He joined ALIMA in 2017 as a technical consultant for a clinical trial in Guinea. He previously worked for several years in clinical research in Burkina Faso before joining the NGO Solthis in Guinea from 2014 to 2016 as medical manager. Désiré earned his medical degree from the University Joseph KI Zerbo in Burkina Faso and holds several diplomas, including a Master 2 in International Health from ISPED in Bordeaux.

Dr. Susan Shepherd

Senior advisor paediatrics and research

Dr. Susan Shepherd is a senior advisor for ALIMA’s pediatrics and research programs. A licensed pediatrician, she joined ALIMA in 2013 to develop new strategies for the care of malnourished children. A specialist in child malnutrition for more than 10 years, she has also worked with the World Food Programme and Doctors Without Borders in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mélanie Tarabbo

Operational medical manager

Mélanie Tarabbo is the Operational Medical Manager within ALIMA’s innovation unit and works as well to support the Emergency Response service. A registered nurse in France, she joined the organisation in 2010 to support the response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti. She then carried out several missions, including malnutrition, pediatric care and Ebola response, in the field throughout Africa, and participated in the development of the CUBE (Biosecure Emergency Care Unit for Epidemics).

Hassan Bouziane

 Deputy Director of Operations in charge of Logistics

Hassan Bouziane is ALIMA’s Deputy Director of Operations in charge of Logistics. He first joined ALIMA in 2019 as Assistant Director of Operations based in Dakar. With a degree in business management and administration, and trained at Bioforce as an international solidarity logistician, Hassan brings more than 15 years of experience in the management of emergency humanitarian and development in the field of public health to ALIMA. His skills and operational expertise include humanitarian logistics, IT, telecommunications, energy and construction.

Jérome Backx

Head of medical service

Jérôme Backx is head of ALIMA’s Medical Service. A nurse specialized in community health, he previously worked for more than 13 years in multidisciplinary health centers in Belgium. With an initial focus on nursing, Jerome expanded his expertise to include health center management, before founding two health centers. He went on to specialize in tropical medicine, spending more than a year on mission with Doctors Without Borders in Belgium, before joining ALIMA in 2019.

Liesbeth Aelbrecht

Regional Manager Eastern Africa

Liesbeth Aelbrecht joined ALIMA in February 2021 as their newly appointed Regional Manager for East Africa. She has held multiple positions with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), notably as Head of Mission in Guatemala, South Sudan, Honduras, Myanmar and Kenya, as Director of their regional branch office in Mexico, and as General Director of MSF Switzerland from 2017 to 2020. Liesbeth was born and raised in Belgium where she earned a Master’s degree in Economics at the Leuven University.

Clémentine Colas

Communication manager

Clémentine Colas joined ALIMA as Head of Communication in 2019. With more than 15 years of experience in communication and fundraising within humanitarian organizations, she has previously put her skills to use as a spokesperson for the french association “La Voix de l’Enfant,” participated in private fundraising for the NGO Plan International and contributed to the development of UNICEF France’s corporate partnerships. Clementine holds a degree in Information-Communication and a master’s degree in Cooperation and Development.

Guillaume Le Duc

Head of development

Guillaume Le Duc is the Head of Development for ALIMA, based in Paris since 2016. As a founding member of ALIMA, he worked as a Program Manager in Niger, Haiti, Chad and DR Congo from 2010 – 2014, before taking on the role of the Director of the Communications and Development department. Guillaume first began his career in humanitarian aid in the communications department of Doctors Without Borders in New York, followed by Project Coordinator and Head of Mission in various countries. He is a graduate of the ESCP (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris), and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Charlie Kunzer

Executive director of ALIMA USA

Charlie Kunzer oversees ALIMA USA as Executive Director based in New York. She was instrumental in the opening of the ALIMA USA office and has been developing the fundraising department there since 2015. She began her career at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management, then at the Science Museum in London before holding several development positions for more than 10 years with Doctors Without Borders USA in New York. Charlie Kunzer holds bachelor’s degrees with Honors in International Relations and Modern History from the University of Westminster, London.

Carlota Ruiz

Head of donors services

Carlota Ruiz has held the position of Head of Donor Services since 2019. After joining ALIMA in 2015, she held several positions in the donor department, through which she contributed to the development of new partnerships with institutional donors. Carlota Ruiz holds graduate degrees in Anthropology and International Development from Smith College (USA).

MAURICE KYUNGU

Head of operational finance

Maurice Kyungu has been working as ALIMA’s Finance Operations Manager since 2018. He first joined ALIMA in 2013 as a Project Administrator in Niger, before taking on the role of Financial and Human Resources Coordinator in Niger, Chad and Guinea, followed by three years as Finance Desk Manager in Dakar. A graduate of the University of Lubumbashi (DR Congo), with degrees in economics and management, Maurice began his career in the humanitarian sector in 2005 as a Human Resources and Legal Administrator, and then Administrative and Financial Manager.

Mahaman Saley

Emergency Coordinator

Mahaman Saley has been ALIMA’s Coordinator for Emergency Response and Country Openings since 2018. He first joined ALIMA when it was founded in 2009 to set up the NGO’s very first project in Niger to fight malnutrition. In 2012, he came to the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, as a logistical advisor. With more than 15 years of experience, Mahaman is a specialist in humanitarian medical logistics and response to emergencies, such as epidemics. He holds a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Economic Project Analysis from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.

Dyé Sow

Personnel Administration Manager

Dyé Sow joined ALIMA in June 2020 as Head of Personnel Administration. Originally from Senegal, Dyé returned to her home country in 2015 after more than 15 years in France, where she worked as a Human Resource Generalist after earning her Masters 2 degree in Human Resources Engineering from the ISG (Institut Superieur de Gestion) and ISEFAC (Institut supérieur européen de formation par l’action) business schools in Paris. Before joining ALIMA, she held various positions in Senegal within the financial inclusion and industrial equipment sectors.

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