Groupe SOS International Advisory Board
The International Advisory Board
Groupe SOS International Directors
Kevin Goldberg has been Managing Director of Solidarités International since 2021. He previously worked at Groupe SOS, in charge of development and partnerships, and then at the management of the group’s International Action section. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble, the College of Europe and the University of Paris Dauphine. He is currently the President of Groupe SOS International.
President and founder of the NGO Afghanistan Libre, Chebeka Hachemi, a French Afghan woman, was the first female diplomat of the Afghan provisional government, appointed in 2002 after the fall of the Taliban, first secretary of the Afghan Embassy to the European Union in Brussels, then Advisor Minister, based in Paris. She is the author of “L’Insolente de Kaboul”.
The Founder of several NGOs and a social entrepreneur, Jeroo Billimoria is the Executive Director of Child and Youth Finance International. A graduate of the University of Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and The New School, she created in 2019 Catalyst 2030, a global network of social businesses and non-profit organisations that work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
President and co-founder of Action Emploi Réfugiés, Diane Binder is a social entrepreneur who was responsible for SUEZ’s international development in Africa and the Middle East. Today she is the Executive Director of Regenopolis and works with institutions and organisations such as the European Investment Bank, the Agence Française de Développement, the World Bank and the OECD. She has been a member of the French Presidential Council for Africa since 2017.
Owen Marsh, a committed co-founder of the non-profit Ambitions Transitions, leads operations at Each One, a training organisation that guides migrants towards employment. He has been a director at Groupe SOS since 2017. After working in the office of the Chairperson of the Executive Board of Groupe SOS, he was in charge of revenue management at Accor, and then of strategy at Air France.
Bruno Chatelier, co-founder of DDB share, an endowment fund for the promotion of social businesses, became in 2016 Vice-President of the NGO Zazakely Sambatra in Madagascar, where he previously supported innovative entrepreneurial projects. Since 2009, his commitment to the Social and Solidarity Economy is reflected in his work as he participates in social innovation as well as in projects dedicated to the environmental and social transition.
Yasmine Hamraoui is the President of French Impact, a non-profit that accelerates innovative social and environmental initiatives in France. Director and then board member of the Réseau Entreprendre, she is now Associate Director at Impact Partenaires, a pioneer in impact investing.
Marie-José Moinier is the President of Santé Sud, an international NGO that aims to make health accessible to all by strengthening the capacities of private and public actors in local health systems through a community health approach. She is a laboratory technician and quality control specialist, regularly working in the field in Africa.
Arnaud Mourot is the European Managing Director of Ashoka, an NGO network of change agents that promotes social innovation. He is also the Founder and President of PLAY International, an NGO that uses sport as a lever for education and social change in Africa and Europe.
Patrice Papet is the President of Planète Urgence. He used to be General Manager in charge of organisation, human resources and corporate project for France Télévisions, as well as Deputy General Manager of Radio France and Director of human resources for France 3 and Air France.
Nicolas Messio is currently Strategy Director of the Radisson Hotel Group and oversaw business transformation for Disneyland Paris. Previously, he was the Director of Altermundi, a Groupe SOS company that pioneered the fair-trade market. He is the President of PULSE.
Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative of the Harvard Business School and the Portland Trust, Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneer in impact investing. A graduate of Oxford and Harvard, he is also co-founder and former Executive Director of Apax Partners Worldwide, a global private equity firm.
Coordinator of the NGO Partenariat France et Afrique, Pauline Eyebe Effa is the authority on the Social and Solidarity Economy in Cameroon and more broadly in Africa. A fervent activist, she is a graduate of the University of Hainaut in Valenciennes and a recipient of the Vivendi Universal prize for business creation in 2002.
Patrizia Bussi is the director of the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE), which represents 3,000 social enterprises through 30 member networks. She is also a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on social economy and social entrepreneurship (GECES) and Vice-President of Social Economy Europe (SEE).
Nigel Kershaw, a leader in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, is Executive Director of The Big Issue Group, co-founder of Big Issue Invest and The Big Issue Exchange. A graduate of the University of the Arts London, he has founded three employee-owned social business publishing companies working towards economic inclusion.
Managing Director of the NGO Arcenciel, Robin Richa is a graduate of ESA Business School and the Lebanese American University. After 27 years in finance, he turned to a career focused on sustainable development and helping the most vulnerable.