Frédéric Roussel – Chairman – ACTED Development Director
After graduating from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po), Frédéric travelled extensively in numerous countries. In 1989 he settled in Afghanistan where he worked for several International Organisations and assisted the launch of several local NGOs. As co-founder and Development Director of ACTED, Frédéric focuses on constructing integrated and sustainable regional strategies for the organisation’s activities in developing countries. He closely monitored ACTED’s microfinance programs since 1997, and he has played an essential role in the creation and development of the OXUS Group.
Aurélien Daunay – ACTED Financial Director
As a graduate from the French School for Trade and Development (EICD3A), specializing in audit and finance, Aurélien has focused on development issues in Latin America. He started working in the international aid sector through cultural and associative projects in France and abroad (India and Western Africa), before joining ACTED in 2006. For ACTED, he worked on the development of tools for internal audit, risk management and transparency adapted to the non-profit sector. He acquired a strong knowledge of operational and financial management of humanitarian and development projects as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Country Director in Sri Lanka and Area Coordinator for the Central African Republic. In 2010, he was appointed Audit, Legal & Transparency Director. He became financial Director of ACTED in June 2012.
Marie-Pierre Caley – President
Marie-Pierre obtained her Doctorate in geography from the Université de Paris 8 in 1991. After supporting two local NGOs in Afghanistan during two years, she co-founded the Kabul Emergency Project in 1992. In 1993, she co-founded the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) in Afghanistan. Since then, as General Delegate of ACTED, she has opened offices and launched programmes in 25 countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Marie-Pierre also created ACTED Regional Platforms in India, Kenya and Jordan. She has been President of OXUS Development Network since 2005 when the OXUS Group was launched.
Sebastien Duquet – Chief Executive Officer
From 1995 to 2005, Sébastien worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young as a TAS Senior Director (Transaction Advisory Services). During those 10 years, he was involved in 73 transactions in the banking sector in France (takeover by HSBC of CCF, ..) and emerging markets (in Tunisia, Morocco, Bosnia, Serbia, Czech republic…). He became CEO of PlaNet Finance in June 2005. Up to September 2009 as managing director of Planet Finance, he managed on a worldwide basis more than 200 programs of technical assistance in microfinance. He is also a co founder of FinanCités (microventure capital in France ) and PlaNet Guarantee (one of the largest worldwide broker in microinsurance). Since September 2009, Sebastien is in charge of the debt investments portfolio of responsAbility in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia (current portfolio size of 820 million USD invested in 103 organizations in the region). With around 2.6 billion USD of asset under management, responsAbility is one the world’s leading asset managers for investments in sectors such as Microfinance, SME financing, Fair Trade, Energy and Education. Sébastien holds a diploma from the French Business School EDHEC (with a major in finance) and from the DESCF (Chartered Accountant).
Edouard Sers – Head of Internal Audit an Risk
Edouard is graduated from french Business School EM Lyon where he holds a Master of Science in Management (2005). He started his carrer as external Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He became Operations Director for Planet Rating in 2014 after joining the team in 2006 and being its quality manager since 2012. Edouard has been for several years in charge of methodological developments, including design and refinement of Planet Rating’s social performance ratings, and has led over 70 financial and social ratings worldwide. As an expert in microfinance, Edouard also performed social audit and social impact assessments of MIVs and led consulting projects that address important stakes of the industry, such as the development of the supervisory capacity of regulators in DRC and the development of rural finance in Africa. Edouard joined ODN as head of internal audit and risk in May 2015.
Camille Striffling – Chief Operating OfficerA graduate from EM Lyon, Camille first started working in consulting (Oresys) for 4 years, then in NGOs in the Philippines and Thailand for 2 years and 2 years as head of a social center (ESAT Léopold Bellan). Since 2008 she has been working in the microfinance sector. She held the position of manager for SME lending, savings and financial services as well as mobile banking for the network Advans. Camille has also carried out consulting missions for XacBank (Mongolia), Amret (Cambodia), Zakoura and AMSSF (Morocco), the microfinance ministry of Senegal and CGAP. She was deputy COO of Advans Bank Tanzania. In May 2014, Camille joined OXUS as senior operations expert and was then promoted to COO in January 2015.
Miryam Nouri – Operation Expert SeniorMiryam graduated from a French “Grande Ecole” in telecoms, finance, strategy and economy in 2006. She joined a strategy consultancy, where she gained a solid experience working extensively on business modelling, benchmarking, marketing and training activities for a range of banks and operators. She then worked as a mobile markets regulation project leader for the French telecom regulatory authority, involving interactions with peers at European, Asian and African regulatory authorities on varied mobile markets issues. From January 2012, Miryam worked on a range of innovative financial services assignments as a Horus Development Finance consultant. This included feasibility studies, business planning, coaching and market surveys, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in South-East Asia and the Caribbean. Miryam joined the Oxus Group in April 2015.
Caroline Thieulin – Operation Expert, Social Performance Management specialization
Caroline holds a double Master’s diploma: a Master of Arts in International Business from Open University (United Kingdom) and a Master in International Business from ESC Rennes School of Business (France). Her work experience has focused on development issues in South Africa, Tajikistan and Madagascar as an operation assistant, a microfinance analyst and a project coordinator. Caroline is fluent in English and French, and has knowledge of Italian and Russian. She joined OXUS in 2012 as Technical Assistant expert for the operations department.
Lucile Brachet – Operations ExpertLucile graduated from ESSEC Business School in 2013 and holds a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Social Entrepreneurship and development issues. After various experiences in the non-profit sector, she worked as an M&E consultant for social businesses in Asia, Africa and South America. Then she is appointed by OXUS Group as Development Manager in OXUS affiliate in DRC to work on new financial products and services during a year and a half. She joined Oxus Development Network in Paris as Operations Expert in May 2015.
Guillaume Blanquet – Operations Officer Guillaume holds a Master 2 of Economic Expertise for Development Policies and Projects of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Previously he followed a Master 1 of Finance in Poland during an academic exchange with Warsaw School of Economics. He speaks fluently English, thanks to a one-year trip in Australia. Passionated by development issues, Guillaume is committed in ONE, an association which organizes awareness campaigns and advocacy against poverty. Guillaume joined OXUS team in March 2016, as Operations Assistant. In September 2016, he has begun a VIE (Volunteer for International Experience) as Operations Officer for OXUS DR Congo. Yi Wei – Operations Assistant Student in Master 2 of SKEMA business school, his major is financial market and investment. Before studying in SKEMA business school, he was studying economics in university of Montpellier for his Bachelor degree. He did his first internship which last 4 months as assistant of client manager in a credit union branche in China. After that, he did another internship of 6 months in INSEAD OEE DATA SERVICES in Paris where he was data manager. He joined in OXUS group in July 2016 as an intern where he is assistant of operation department.
Xavier Chantraine – Chief Financial OfficerWith a solid educational background in management and finance, Xavier Chantraine started his career as an external auditor at EY in Paris. He developed skills in the fields of audit, accounting, finance, internal control and organization improvement. He joined Horus Development Finance in 2009, after gaining experience of economic development projects in Cambodia. He supervised internal audit in the Advans Network, and conducted consulting assignments of internal control and risk management in the field. Xavier has now joined the OXUS Group as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Capucine Driancourt – Investment AssistantCapucine is a third-year undergraduate student at Sciences Po Toulouse. She joined OXUS in July 2016 as an Investment Manager Assistant. Passionated by sustainable development issues, Capucine did two humanitarian missions in Burkina Faso and Benin. Capucine is also committed in the humanitarian association of Sciences Po Toulouse, So Acte. This association leads international solidarity projects in the sector of education.