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”.