Meet our team
Azao's team is made up of multi-cultural consultants, coming from a wide range of sectors: business, NGO, academic, etc. Azao also works with a large network of specialized partner consultants.Learn more›
Mickaël is specialized in societal risk management and community relations. He has worked as a consultant for several international consulting firms on risk and sensitive issue management (mapping, strategic consulting, societal impact assessment, intermediation, partnership management, training, etc.) in a wide range of sectors (energy, mining, chemistry and consumer goods). Prior to his joining Azao, he ran humanitarian field missions in Africa and Afghanistan with international NGOs. With an academic background in sociology, Mickaël has a degree in Risk and Crisis Management, worked with ENA’s Postgraduate European Studies Cycle, and teaches a course on Societal Risk Management at HEC Paris.
David is an expert on social innovation and “Bottom of the Pyramid” accessibility strategies. He worked in several international consulting firms as a consultant on CSR issues. He also founded “L’Observatoire du BoP”, a research and monitoring unit on “Bottom of the Pyramid’ initiatives and strategies worldwide. He is a full-time professor at HEC Business School in France in the framework of the “Social Business Enterprise and Poverty” Chair. Furthermore, he runs the publishing collection Editions Hermès Sciences Publication and co-directs a business review, la Revue Française de Gestion. David graduated from HEC and Sciences Po in Paris.
Maureen joined Azao in 2011. After working on technical assistance programs for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, she worked for a consulting firm specialized in management and innovation. She also ran educational and microcredit projects in Benin, for a humanitarian NGO. Maureen has a Master Degree in Public and Private Management from HEC Business School and Sciences Po Paris.
Mathilde Martin Moreau
Mathilde joined Azao as a consultant in 2012. After graduating from Sciences Po Paris in Public Affairs, Mathilde had experiences in several sectors: public relations consulting, media and French administration. She is today involved in several non-profit organizations in France. As a consultant for Azao, Mathilde has been working on various community relations projects and participated in the implementation of BoP strategies in France.
Anne worked for as a communications Consultant at Edelman between 1995 and 2002, and at First&42nd since 2002. She first started out at Burson Marstelle in Paris in 1988 in the Business-to-Business department, then in Corporate. In 1993, she joined the agency Mathieu Thomas where she developed environmental programmes and communication solutions for local public authorities. Anne Lamour has a degree from Sciences Po in Paris.
Philippe has 15 years of experience in consulting in industrialized and developing countries. He has specific expertise on designing and implementing sustainable development strategies, focusing particularly on local economic development, management of natural and man-made resources in rural areas, and engagement of internal and external stakeholders. Philippe has worked for multinational corporations and for national/local authorities. He has an MSc in agricultural engineering and rural economy and an MBA from INSEAD.
After a PhD on waste and urban sanitation economies in Nairobi slums, Tatiana is now teaching at the University of Cambridge on informal markets and economy. Prior to and concurrent with her PhD work, Tatiana has been involved in a series of projects linking low-income entrepreneurs with social business ventures in Kenya, India, Philippines, and South Africa. Thanks to her expertise in geography and anthropology, she actively participated in the creation of the “BoP protocol” - methodological framework for co-creating Bottom of the Pyramid strategies. Tatiana graduated from Cambridge University, LSE and Cornell University.
Ellen Milnes has a PhD in hydrogeology and a MSc in geology. She is a WASH expert (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) with 20 years of field experience. Ellen managed numerous research and consultancy projects aiming towards sustainable groundwater management. She has been lecturing applied hydrogeology and groundwater modelling at the University of Neuchâtel for over 10 years.