The International Director General (IDG), selected by the International Board, designates the International Directors’ Committee (IDC), the executive body. The IDC, the Association’s steering body, ensures the implementation of the association’s global orientations. Consisting of the International Director General and the regional directors, the IDC has 6 members.
Members of the International Directors’ Committee
Regional Director Africa
An agro-economist by training, Koffi Adjimon started his career as the head of agro-economic research at the Institute for Cotton and Textiles Research in Togo. Notably, within this framework, he supported 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. After obtaining a degree in training management in 2010, he took over the position of Regional Director Africa in 2012, taking responsibility for coordinating Aide et Action’s activities on the continent.
With a passion for education and individual success stories, Charles-Emmanuel Ballanger spent 24 years in different positions (from trainer to national manager) with “Maisons Familiales Rurales”, a network of voluntary youth and adult training centres in France. In 2007, he explored new territory by setting up an audio-video company for the private sector. In 2013, Charles-Emmanuel turned his focus back to his personal interests and values – education, solidarity and development – by taking up the post of Director, France/Europe for Aide et Action.
Véronique Favreau joined Aide et Action in June 2009. With degrees in German and Human Resources/Corporate Management, she worked in the international corporate sector before setting up a business consultancy with a number of partners. Over almost 14 years in this position, she gained a vast amount of multidisciplinary experience in different fields and first came across Aide et Action in 2007. Two years later, she became Director of Aide et Action Switzerland, more convinced than ever 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 on issues related to education, means of subsistence and natural resource management. He was a part of several missions in Asia and Africa. He is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program at the Institute of Asian Studies, University of Chulalongkorn (Bangkok) and of the Management Development Program of the Aga Khan Foundation, University of Ottawa. He joined Aide et Action International as Regional Director South Asia in May 2008.
Regional Director South East Asia & China
Savy Lach leads Aide et Action in the Southeast Asia and China region, providing overall leadership to ensure high degree of transparency and accountability of the programmes and good governance.