The International directors' committee
The International Director General (IDG), selected by the International Board, designates the International Directors’ Committee (IDC), executive bodies. The IDC, the Association’s steering body, ensures the implementation of the global orientations. Consisting of the International Director General, Regional Directors and cross-cutting functions, the IDC has around 6 members.
This number may change, depending on the Association’s needs.
International Director General
Close to 20 years in the humanitarian sector and associations, Eric Ouannes has a strong background in operational and financial leadership, management and strategy development. Based in several countries in Africa, Asia, middle-East and Europe, as General Director for Médecins sans frontières Japan (MSF) and President of the Board of MSF Korea, Eric Ouannes has worked with many governments, international organisations and multilateral agencies in order to influence their work and policies.
He joined Aide et Action on 15th of August 2016 as International Director General of Aide et Action International.
Regional Director Africa
An agro-economist by training, Koffi Adjimon started his career as an agro-economics research manager in the Institute for Cotton and Textiles Research in Togo. Within this framework, he provided support, in particular, for the development of an EFD (European Development Fund) project in Togo’s Bassar region.
He joined Aide et Action in 1993 and held the post of West Africa Programme Manager before becoming the West Africa Regional Director. Training in the management of training programmes in 2010 enabled him to enhance his skills before taking up the post of Africa Regional Coordination Director in 2012.
Passionately interested in the training and success of people, Charles-Emmanuel Ballanger spent 24 years in this field in different posts (from being a trainer to holding the post of a national manager), within the organisation, “Maisons Familiales Rurales” (a network of voluntary youth and adult training centres in France). In 2007, he changed his course by setting up an audio-video company for the private sector. In 2013, he returned to his reigning passion and his values: education, solidarity and support for development by taking up the post of Director, France-Europe in Aide et Action.
Director of Switzerland
Véronique Favreau joined Aide et Action in June 2009. With degrees in German and Human Resources/Corporate Management, she put her skills to use in the international corporate sector before working with partners in a corporate works council. For almost 14 years, she gained multidisciplinary experience in different areas of activity in this sector and came across Aide et Action in 2007. Two years later, she was entrusted with directing the Swiss entity, more convinced than ever before that “education can change the world”.
Ravi Pratap SINGH
Regional Director South Asia
Holding an engineering degree (specialising in water and soils), Ravi Pratap Singh has worked in the development sector since 1991. He has worked in several national and international NGOs, managing multidisciplinary teams working in the development sector, including teams working on issues related to education, means of subsistence and natural resource management. He has served on several missions in Asia and Africa. He has undergone the Leadership Development Program in the Institute of Asian Studies, University of Chulalongkorn (Bangkok) and the Management Development Program in the Aga Khan Foundation, University of Ottawa.
He joined Aide et Action International in the post of Regional Director, South Asia, in May 2008.
Regional Director South East Asia and China
Prasert Tepanart worked for several international organisations, in particular UNICEF – in its Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok – and the International Labour Organisation. Holding a Masters degree in business administration from the “Institut supérieur de gestion” of Institute of Higher Management Studies, he pursued his studies in Paris, New York and Tokyo and added to his skills through several seminars in Eastern Europe, South America as well as Asia. He was able to work as a senior research scholar for Enterprise Thailand Canada – a project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency aimed at promoting joint ventures between Canadian and Thai companies – before devoting himself to the defence of human rights in several South East Asian countries.
He joined Aide et Action International in 2008 in the post of Regional Director, South East Asia and China.
International Director Finance and Information Systems (IDFIS)
Certificated in finance and controlling and trained at the IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne (Switzerland) in program "business", Serge Aymon has an international profile with 20 years working in finance and more than 10 years in management. He worked many years in financial analysis, first at Swisscom before joining Edipresse, a Swiss publisher present in many countries where he was CFO and HR Director Asia. Then, he also led a local company active in the field of food industry.
Serge Aymon joined Aide et Action International in September 2016, as International Director Finance and Information System (IDFIS).