Our people

Totally involved in the achivement of our mission, our team combines expertise and competencies, embedding social and environmental issues into business strategies and operations, as well as in customized investment schemes, 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 a global network of 150+ experts providing deep complementary expertise, based across G20 countries, Africa, America and South East Asia markets, as well as structuring subject-specific strategic partnerships.

Its networks and 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”.

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.

Richard Fribert
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

Richard Fribert is a sustainability consultant and researcher with cross-cutting expertise in sustainability issues faced both in the private and public spheres. He has has a long understanding of policy developments in both areas, with an international focus, and a knowledge of how to support companies to embed sustainability across strategies and operations and which lives up to expectations in terms of meeting the SDGs.

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. He 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).
 
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.

Eric Guetsa
ESG Analyst

Innovative Finance Expertise

Eric Guetsa acts as an ESG Analyst and also participates in the structuring of the 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 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.