Our people

Totally involved in the achievement of our mission, our team combines expertise and competencies, embedding social and environmental issues into business strategies and operations as well as in investment processes, generating economic performance in the same time as social & environmental impact.

Ksapa operates with a core team attached to its office in Paris, combined with structuring subject-specific strategic partnerships and a global network of 150+ experts providing deep complementary expertise, based across G20 countries, Africa, America and South East Asia markets.

Its partners & experts are primarily located across the following locations: Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jakarta, La Réunion, Johannesburg, London, Mexico DF, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo. Our 150+ partner experts are specialized in activities such as: sustainability, human rights, development & labor, HSE, agroforestry, digital technologies, legal advice, accounting & audit, impact measurement, training.

Working together, we ensure close contextual and operational support, and we deliver high quality results to our global clients.

Core team

Ksapa draws on the complementarity of competencies and convergence of views of its teams.

Farid Baddache is the main author of this blog about resilience, impact and inclusion subject

Farid Baddache
CEO & COFOUNDER

Farid Baddache leads the consulting & advocacy activites of Ksapa, leveraging Environmental, Social and Ethical performance to innovate and improve competitiveness of business operations. He also takes part in the impact investment activities, on subjects such as relations with industrial companies & program design.

Global profile with +20 year experience in sustainability combining corporate experience (consumer sectors, industries), NGO, academic, development, and consulting. Former Managing Director at BSR for 10+ years. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works in consultancy, research and collaborative programs with a network of more than 250 member companies. Farid has designed and implemented programs for 150+ clients across 100+ countries, working with top decision makers pursuing transformational changes for their organizations, improving resilience and competitiveness of their businesses given their climate and human rights agendas.

Author of several books and resources on business, sustainability and responsibility, Farid is member of several stakeholder panels & think tanks, and is board member of impact investment funds..

Farid speaks French, English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. He holds an M.B.A. from the ESSEC Business School in Paris, an M.B.A. from the National University of Singapore in Clean Technology, and a Ph.D in Organizational Sociology from EHESS, the Paris School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences.

Connect with Farid Baddache on Twitter at @Fbaddache

Raphael Hara
Managing Director & COFOUNDER

Raphaël Hara leads the impact investment activities of Ksapa & also runs its administrative management (including finance & human resources). He also takes part in the development of its consulting and advocacy activities, stressing on the integration of social & environmental stakes in financial & economic approaches.

20+ years of experience as a manager in finance and investment management, conceiving and implementing complex investment schemes, acting internationally to organize and manage secure and performing investments, through legal structuring, financial modelization and analysis, and operations management.

CFO, Deputy Managing Director and Partner at Europrestim Management, a real-estate oriented development company, fund management and multiclass asset management company acting throughout Europe on behalf of international investors (family office, private equity) and managing up to 750 M€ of assets. He has been in charge for over 18 years of finance, fund management, structuring, investment analysis, IT, bank relationships management. He also has managed acquisitions & arbitration of companies and real estate assets.

Member of the Board and Manager of several regulated and unregulated companies in different European countries, as shareholders’ representative or as partner, he also has experience in the internet, physical distribution and music industries. Passionated about music, he remains involved in music production activities on the side.

Raphaël speaks French, English, German and Portuguese. He holds an M.B.A. from the ESSEC Business School in Paris. He recently completed a forward looking course on ”Futures, Innovation and Sustainable Development” at “Institut des Futurs Souhaitables”.

Hatim Issoufaly
Programs Director

Agronomy & Development

Hatim Issoufaly has for the past 15 years been passionated about strengthening the capacity of local development actors to achieve impact at large scale. Working at Livelihoods Venture, an impact investment fund supported by multinational corporations such as Danone and Mars Inc, allowed him to connect large groups of vulnerable smallholder farmers to a secured and profitable market.
 
Structuring resilient supply chains through innovative agronomic models and social structuration, enabled him to increase the net revenue of farmers while improving the quality and traceability of targeted commodities such as vanilla, coconut or rice. Hatim has a broad and deep knowledge of the challenges faced to produce the main food and cash crops grown in tropical areas. In total, he has invested more than 15M€ in agricultural projects targeting directly more than 100,000 farmers in Madagascar, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

Hatim speaks French, English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia and Hindi and also has a good knowledge of Singhalese. He holds a Master Degree in Comparative agricultural system (Agro Paristech) and a Tropical Agriculture Master degree from Montpellier School of Agronomy.

Christian Chateauvieux
IT Solutions and Sustainability Manager

Digital Transformation Expertise

Christian works at Ksapa as a IT Solutions & Sustainability Manager. Christian has 20 years of professional experience in the IT sector, having held various positions in solution development and sales at IBM France, Metamerge A/S (Norway) and the French Space Agency (Centre National Etudes Spatiales).
 
Aiming to strengthen the contribution of his projects to sustainable development, Christian recently completed an Executive Masters at Mines ParisTech/ISIGE.
 
Christian speaks French, English, Serbian, Spanish and Russian.

Margaux Dillon
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

As a sustainability and corporate responsibility consultant, Margaux joined Ksapa with international experience in public, private and non-profit organizations. She had previously worked for the Deloitte and Quantis sustainability consultancies, lobbied for environmental research on behalf of the INRA and contributed to Total’s extra-financial reporting.

A Franco-American citizen, Margaux holds sustainability certifications from the IEMA and Centrale-Supélec on top of a Masters degree in History, Communications, Business and Internal Affairs.

She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Ahlam Hayel
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

A graduate of the Edhec Grande Ecole with ten years of consulting experience working for Accenture on major luxury groups and mass retailers projects, Ahlam decided to complete her education with sustainable development skills by taking an MBA in CSR and Organizational Performance from the Institut Léonard de Vinci.

From her experience as a Consulting Manager, Ahlam has consolidated her ability to advise companies in defining their needs, evaluating relevant solutions and operational execution. Thanks to her background in CSR, her ambition is to accompany organizations towards sustainable and responsible practices.

Ahlam speaks French, English, Arabic, Spanish and takes Japanese lessons.

Sona Kessaria
Sustainability Consultant

CSR Strategy

Driven by her determination to take part in the private sector’s structural changes towards a more responsible development, Sona is a Junior Consultant for the consulting team at Ksapa. 

A Graduate in international development from Sciences Po Paris, she has previously worked on designing a sustainability strategy for Serac, a company in industrial machinery based in Kuala Lumpur. Sona has had experience on tackling social and societal issues for Total and the Galeries Lafayette Group and has analyzed the implementation of the Chinese carbon market from Beijing with EDF China. She completed an International Certificate of Corporate Finance at HEC Paris and First Finance Institute.

With an international profile, Sona is fascinated by how the new economic realities have questioned how companies define their strategies on both short and long terms. Her experience in different markets have helped her use a global approach when building a sustainable performance. 

She speaks French, English, Spanish, Mandarin & Gujarati. 

Adrien Covo
Junior ANALYST

Finance & Development

Adrien joined Ksapa as a Junior Analyst to help develop its SUTTI initiative. 

Adrien has previous experiences in the public, private and non-profit sector across various industries. He has worked for companies such as Danone and RATP. Involved in NGOs with social and environmental goals, Adrien also took part in an economic emancipation program in Cambodia, as well as in a social entrepreneurship mentoring project in the Philippines.

Adrien holds a Masters degree in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University as well as a Master in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School where he spent one year on the Singapore campus.

He speaks French and English.