Our people

We combine expertise and competencies, embedding social and environmental issues into business strategies and operations, and conceiving and implementing customized investment and financing schemes generating financial return as well as ESG impact.

Ksapa operates with networks and experts primarily located across the following locations: Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Mexico DF, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo. Our 150+partner experts is specialized in activities such as: sustainability, human rights, development & labor, HSE, agroforestry, digital technologies, legal, accounting & audit, impact measurement, training. Working together, we ensure close contextual and operational support,  and we deliver high quality results to our global clients.

Founders

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

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

Farid Baddache
CEO

Farid Baddache knows how to leverage Environmental, Social and Ethical performance, to innovate and improve competitiveness of assets and business operations. Farid has been working with top decision makers pursuing transformational changes for their organizations, leaders and industries. Working with executives improving resilience and competitiveness of their company and products given their climate and human right business agendas.

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. Farid Baddache is member of several stakeholder panels, think tanks, impact investment funds, and is board member of impact investment funds.

Author of several books and resources on business, sustainability and responsibility, he won a business book award in 2006.

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

Raphaël Hara is specialized in conceiving and implementing complex investment schemes, acting internationally to organize secure and performing investments, through legal structuring, financial modelization and analysis and operations management.

Raphaël Hara has 20+ years of experience as a manager in finance and investment management.

Chief Financial Officer, 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 European and Middle-Eastern 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 modelization and analysis, IT management and bank relationships management, as well as management of acquisitions processes of several real estate assets and companies.

Raphaël has been Member of the Board and Manager of several regulated and unregulated companies in different European countries, as shareholders’ representative or as owner.

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”.

Core team

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

We provide high value solutions to our clients. We combine the following global expertises to improve assets, operations and supply chains of our clients: sustainability, human rights, development & labor, HSE, agroforestry, digital technologies, legal, accounting & audit, impact measurement, training.

Richard Fribert
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

Richard Fribert is a consultant working at Ksapa with an expertise in supporting companies to embed sustainability across strategies and operations and an understanding of how companies’ comparative advantages can contribute to Global Goals.

Before working with Ksapa, Richard was a consultant at the French sustainability consultancy firm Utopies, a policy analyst and researcher at the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate and a policy analyst and researcher at the Climate Action Network.

Richard is a Swedish national with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Business Administration focused on Business and Sustainability from Lund University, Sweden. Richard speaks English, French, Spanish, Swedish and Danish.

Christian Chateauvieux
IT and Sustainability Analyst

Digital Transformation Expertise

Christian works at Ksapa as a Sustainability & IT Analyst. 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).
 
Wishing to strengthen the contribution of his projects to the common good, Christian recently completed an Executive Masters at Mines ParisTech/ISIGE.
 
Christian speaks French, English, Serbian, Spanish and Russian.

Eric Guetsa
ESG Analyst

Innovative Finance Expertise

Eric Guetsa acts as an ESG Analyst and participates in the structuring of impact investing funds developed by Ksapa. 
 
Eric has 12 years of experience in the banking and consulting sectors and has successively worked for Africa Technology Corporation, Bureau d’Etude Conseil et Formation (BECOF) and Afriland First Bank Cameroon: he has developed financial and extra-financial expertise in risk analysis and ESG evaluation in various industrial and agroforestry sectors. 
 
He speaks French and English.

Hatim Issoufaly
Agronomy & Development

Senior Advisor

Hatim Issoufaly has been passionate for the past 15 years in strengthening the capacity of local development stakeholders to achieve impact at large scale. Working at Livelihoods Venture, an impact investment fund supported by Multinational 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 The Philippines.

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