Our team

Under the supervision of the Managing Director, Eric Campos, directly responsible for microinsurance and communication activities, the team of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation is organised into 3 Units:

Inclusive Finance Development Unit

Risk and Social Performance Unit

headed by Philippe Guichandut, this unit is responsible for seeking out, identifying and conducting social and financial analysis of MFIs and Social Business companies. It is also responsible for its funding and investment offer, as well as for technical assistance services.

headed by Jürgen Hammer, this Unit is responsible for the investment and operational risk analysis. It is also responsible for the Foundation and its partners' social performance management and reporting.

Administration and Finance Unit

headed by Pascal Webanck, this Unit is responsible for the financial and administrative management of the Foundation, the management and the monitoring of the investment funds directly managed by the Foundation and investor relations.

 

The Foundation's team

Executive Committee


Eric Campos
Managing Director

Eric Campos


Managing Director

Eric Campos has a strong experience in the field of retail banking, both in France and abroad, as well as in development assistance. After a first experience with an African agribusiness company, he joined the French Development Agency in 1993 to conduct programme evaluation missions and development assistance projects in the African, Caribbean and Pacific region. In 1996, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director at the financial company for development of Ile de la Réunion, very active both in social housing and in solidarity economy.

In 2001, he joined Crédit Agricole where he held various responsibilities as Head of Financial Markets Division, then Deputy General Manager on behalf of Caisse Régionale du Crédit Agricole Mutuel de la Réunion. Between 2006 and 2010, he worked at the International Retail Bank of Credit Agricole S.A. to take up management functions in the development field before being appointed Deputy Managing Director of Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône-Alpes in 2011. He joined the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as Managing Director in October 2016.

Eric Campos holds a DEA Diploma in Foresight and a Master’s Degree in Audit and Management Control from the Toulouse Business School.

E-mail: eric.campos@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Jürgen Hammer
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Social Performance Management

Jürgen Hammer


Chief Risk Officer and Head of Social Performance Management

From 1986 to 2006, Jürgen Hammer worked in investment banking (Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander, Crédit Lyonnais) and specialised in interest-rate products in emerging countries. In 2006 he decided to take advantage of these 16 years of exxpertise and use his experience on markets to help develop microfinance funds (EFSE Fund in Frankfort, JAIDA fund in Morocco).

In March 2008, he joined the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as the investment policy and portfolio manager.

In January 2016 Jürgen was appointed Chairman of the SPTF (Social Performance TAsk Force).

Jürgen holds an MBA in International Business from City University of New York, as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Université de Paris-Dauphine.

E-mail: jurgen-hammer@credit-agricole-sa.fr
 


Pascal Webanck
Chief Financial Officer

Pascal Webanck


Chief Financial Officer

After joining Crédit Lyonnais in 1988, Pascal Webanck quickly became specialised in the economy and debt of developing countries.

He then worked first for the Economic Studies Division, where he played an active role in negotiating the bank debt of many emerging countries. He then worked in the Financial Division, where he helped set up a debt issuance programme before specialising in the bank’s asset and liability management.

In late 2006, he joined Crédit Agricole Consultants, Crédit Agricole’s advisory and technical-cooperation subsidiary for developing countries. Then, in February 2008, he joined Crédit Agricole S.A.’s microfinance mission, which was in charge of laying the groundwork for the Foundation.

Pascal holds a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in Economics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Université de Nice.

E-mail: pascal-webanck@credit-agricole-sa.fr
 


Philippe Guichandut
Head of Inclusive Finance Development

Philippe Guichandut


Head of Inclusive Finance Development

From 1986 to 2004, Philippe Guichandut worked for various French development NGOs (France Volontaire, Inter-Aide, Enfants et Développement - Save the Children France, CCFD-Terre Solidaire). He spent six of those 17 years in the field: in Rwanda, India and the Philippines.

He was in charge of setting up and monitoring development and microfinance projects. He became the first Executive Director of the European Microfinance Network when it was created in 2004 befoire joining the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation in November 2010. He has been teaching development and microfinance project management for over 10 years in France and other European countries.

Philippe Guichandut has a Master’s degree in Urban Social Development from Université d'Evry and an MBA from the European University of San Francisco.

E-mail: philippe-guichandut@credit-agricole-sa.fr

Investment Managers


Violette Cubier
Investment Manager

Violette Cubier


Investment Manager

After a first experience as a volunteer at the Pan American Development Foundation in Colombia, Violette Cubier worked for three and a half years at Babyloan, as microfinance analyst and then as investment manager. She conducted financial and social diagnostics missions of Microfinance institutions in Eastern Africa, Latin America and Asia. Violette joined the Foundation's team in November 2016.

She holds a Master's degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris.

E-mail: violette.cubier@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Laurent Chauvet
Senior Investment Manager

Laurent Chauvet


Senior Investment Manager

After a first experience in the microfinance sector as responsible of a fair trade project in a Peruvian MFI, Laurent Chauvet has gueared his career towards the development field, working for Solidarités Internationale in Paris and Aide Médicale Internationale in Sudan (Administrative and Financial Coordinator). After resuming his studies in 2010, Laurent joined Planet Rating where he spent four and a half years as an analyst and a senior analyst. He joined the Foundation in January 2015, within the inclusive finance development Unit.

Laurent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Paris Dauphine University and a Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development, with a specialisation in Risk management in developing countries, from the Institut d’Etudes politiques of Bordeaux.

E-mail: laurent.chauvet@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Maud Minoustchin
Investment Manager

Maud Minoustchin


Investment Manager

As CSR policy and Sustainable Development projects Manager at ENGIE and Nexity for nine years, Maud Minoustchin initiated several socially innovative projects to fight extreme poverty. She has, in particular, coached several social business companies in the energy access sector and developed methodological tools to assess their social and environmental impact. Maud joined the Foundation in September 2014.

She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure of Literature & Human Sciences and of HEC.

E-mail: maud.minoustchin@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Jeanne de Guillebon
Investment Manager

Jeanne de Guillebon


Investment Manager

Jeanne has more than 6 years of experience in the microfinance and development field. She worked for 4 years for Entrepreneurs du Monde as a finance and risk management consultant for the Asian area. She has carried out many assignments for microfinance institutions in Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar and India. Jeanne joined the Foundation in September 2016.

She is a graduate from the Ecole Internationale de Commerce et Développement 3A in Lyon and participated in an academic exchange programme in Morelia, Mexico.

E-mail: jeanne.deguillebon@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Caroline Brandt
Senior Investment Manager

Caroline Brandt


Senior Investment Manager

Caroline has over 10 year experience in microfinance, in Mena, West Africa and Latin America and four additional years in the development and humanitarian fields. She first worked at Al Amana Morocco, Mena leading MFI, as investigation coordinator and then head of financial services team. Thereafter, she has collaborated with several MFIs (NGOs, banks and non banks), public bodies, and social business companies, as consultant or staff member. She reshaped credit methodologies, processes and business models, diversified products portfolios, entered new markets and strengthened social performance management. She is accredited by the Smart Campaign as Client Protection assessor and trainer.

Caroline holds a Bachelor degree in International Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence and a Master in Development Economics from La Sorbonne /  Institut d'Étude du Développement Économique et Social (IEDES).

E-mail: caroline.brandt@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Hélène Sananikone
Equity Investment Manager

Hélène Sananikone


Equity Investment Manager

Before joining the Andministrative and Financial unit of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation in September 2014, Helen Sananikone worked for three years for LMBO, in the Private Equity funds' department before joining the Due Diligence department of Deloitte Middle Market. She then co-founded Green in the city, the first upscale concept store socially and environmentally responsible in Paris where she worked for 6 years.

Hélène holds a Master degree in technical finance form the University of Paris Dauphine and an Evaluation and Company Selling Master degree from the University of Lyon.

E-mail: helene.sananikone@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Pierre Casal Ribeiro
Microinsurance Expert

Pierre Casal Ribeiro


Microinsurance Expert

Pierre joined the Foundation in October 2014 as a Research Officer in agricultural insurance, within the framework of his Phd in management at Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense University. His research interest lies in the business models of agricultural insurance and public-private partnerships. Previously, Pierre worked in sustainable development consulting and for several NGOs. In particular, he worked for the MFI Fondesurco in Peru, and for PlaNet Finance in Paris and Dakar.

Pierre holds a Master degree from ESCP Europe and is also a graduate from the European Microfinance Programme of the Solvay Business School in Brussels.

E-mail: pierre-casalribeiro@credit-agricole-sa.fr


El Hadji Diop
Investment Advisor West Africa and Caribbean

El Hadji Diop


Investment Advisor West Africa and Caribbean

Former Regional Director for West and Central Africa at Planet Rating, El Hadji Diop has developed a strong expertise in organisational assessment and technical supervision in the conduct of microfinance institutions’ activities. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young where he participated in missions of statutory audit of accounts in the banking, industrial and commercial business. El Hadji joined Planet Rating in October 2005 where he became Director of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in December 2008. He has conducted numerous consulting assignments in Development Finance (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Cameroon, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Madagascar, etc.) with internationally recognised expertise in the management of international microfinance standards and in the supervision of microfinance activities.

Since February 2012, El Hadji cooperates with the Foundation for which he has conducted several financial and social due diligence missions, participated in the update of its financial analysis tools and the development of the procedures manual and management tools for the African Facility project. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris and a Masters in Finance from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

E-mail: elhadji.diop@gca-foundation.org


Kathrin Gerner
Investment Advisor East & Southern Africa and MENA Region

Kathrin Gerner


Investment Advisor East & Southern Africa and MENA Region

As Investment Advisor for East & Southern Africa and the MENA region, Kathrin is in charge of identifying potential partner organisations, conducting due diligence missions, coordinating technical assistance and monitoring existing partners throughout the region. Kathrin began her career in 2005 as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche in the United States, where she helped large corporations manage their risks and improve their business processes. Since 2011, Kathrin has been working in the microfinance field with US-based non-profit Kiva.org.

As a Kiva Fellow, she performed operational monitoring assignments and provided on-site trainings and support for microfinance institutions in Togo, Benin, Mali, Rwanda and Burundi. In her role as Field Support Specialist for Francophone Africa, she manages a portfolio of 25 partner organizations.

Kathrin holds a B.S. in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University and is fluent in English, French and German.

E-mail: kathrin.gerner@gca-foundation.org


David Camara
Investment Advisor East & Southern Africa and MENA Region

David Camara


Investment Advisor East & Southern Africa and MENA Region

David Camara started his career in the banking industry, in the International HSBC Group as an International Business Manager. For four years, he was also part of the reflection group selected to work on improving banking processes. He then joined PlaNet Rating within the West African Regional Office based in Dakar, and carried out institutional, financial and social diagnosis and ratings on Microfinance institutions, mainly in Western Africa, the MENA region and Asia.

David successively obtained a university degree in Business Management Technology and a Master’s Degree in Strategy and Financial Engineering from the University of Management Sciences of Paris 6. He completed his education in Dubai with a module in Participative Finance.

E-mail: davidcamara.pro@gmail.com

Risk and Social Performance


Edouard Sers
Senior Risk Manager

Edouard Sers


Senior Risk Manager

Edouard is graduated from French Business School E.M. Lyon where he holds a Master of Science in Management (2005). He started his career as an external auditor in the banking sector for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then joined Planet Rating in 2007 as analyst and led over 70 financial and social ratings worldwide until he became its Operations Director in 2014. From 2015 to 2017, he worked for the OXUS Development Network as head of audit and risk to strengthen audit and risk management practices in OXUS affiliates in Central Asia and Africa. In May 2017, Edouard joined the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation as Senior Risk Manager.

E-mail: edouard.sers@credit-agricole-sa.fr
 


Gabrielle Ferhat
Junior Risk Manager and Permanent Control

Gabrielle Ferhat


Junior Risk Manager and Permanent Control

Middle Office


Hélène Kéraudren Baubé
Head of Middle Office

Hélène Kéraudren Baubé


Head of Middle Office

Hélène Keraudren worked as Financial Controller for 9 years in large companies (Valeo, LVMH), before giving a new direction to her career. In 2003, she joined Entrepreneurs du Monde as Head of Finance and Management Tools. Based in Haiti, Cambodia and at the headquarters, she supported microfinance institutions partner of the NGO to strengthen their financial management, develop their social performance and become sustainable.

Helen joined the management Unit of the Foundation in June 2014.

She is a graduate of ESCP and holds a degree in Mandarin from INALCO.

E-mail: helene-keraudrenbaube@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Claire Lecocq
Middle-Office Officer

Claire Lecocq


Middle-Office Officer

Support


Alexia Jaunet
Executive Assistant

Alexia Jaunet


Executive Assistant

With over 20 years of professional experience in different companies, Alexia has acquired a know-how which gives her great versatility. After working for Credit Agricole Consultants in 2006, she pursued her career with Jean-Luc Perron and was involved in the development and launch, in 2008, of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation where she returned several times during recent years to conduct different missions.

Alexia joined the Foundations's team in January 2015 as Executive Assistant.

Alexia holds a BTS in Tourism, specialising in Design and Marketing.

E-mail: alexia-jaunet@credit-agricole-sa.fr


Maria Franco
Communication Officer

Maria Franco


Communication Officer

After her studies in foreign languages and a Master Degree in management, international trade and finance at the ESC Reims Business School and Icade E-4 (Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Madrid), Maria worked in various sectors, in particular in the United Kingdom in the field of finance market research, and in Senegal as professor of International Trade, before completing a Master Degree in Humanitarian Management.

In 2004, she joined the EMN (European Microfinance Network) team where she worked, among other things, as Project Officer and Communication and Events Manager. In January 2012 she joined the staff of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, where she is in charge of the Communication Department.

E-mail: maria.franco@credit-agricole-sa.fr

Interns


Juliette Charrier
Equity investment officer

Juliette Charrier


Equity investment officer