Civil engineer from the Mines school, François Jaquenoud is married with two children.
Consultant then Associate (from 1975 to 1997), François directly contributes, since 1992, to the management and the strategic evolution as a member of the executive committee.From 1997 to 2003, he serves as an independent consultant in the strategic and change-management fields, while also being involved in the management of a SME (GFA Services, automatic beverage vending machines) located in Lyon, France.
Since February 2004, François Jaquenoud has been working full-time on the 1001fontaines initiative and is mainly focused on the development of field projects as well as the development of the initiative.
Political Studies Institute of Paris (Sciences Po) graduate and an MBA from INSEAD, Virginie Legrand is married with three children.
After many years at Arthur Andersen in financial auditing, Virginie Legrand joined the American Express Group where she worked as Marketing Director, Sales Director, then International Development Director.
Alongside her professional career, Virginie Legrand worked for a year in Cambodia for the “Enfants du Mekong” association. Convinced by the necessity of creating stronger links between economic players and the humanitarian world, she devotes the better part of her time to developing partnership projects between large firms and humanitarian associations.
A native of a small village in North-East Cambodia, Chay Lo went to his hometown primary school, then continued his schooling, in difficult conditions, in Sisophon (the region’s capital) where he attended both middle and high school.
After brilliantly passing his Baccalaureate in June 1996, he is supported by the association “Enfant du Mékong” which allowed him to go to college in Phnom-Penh.
In September 1997 he is admitted to the Institute of Technology of Cambodia.
In June 2003, he receives his Rural Engineering diploma from ITC then, thanks to a scholarship, he completes his training by studying two more years of engineering at the National School of Water and Forest Rural Engineering in Paris (Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts).
Lo heads back home upon graduation in November 2005. Since then, he is in charge, full-time, of the coordination and preparation of 1001fontaines projects in his country. He runs the “Teuk Saat” NGO, the local platform in Cambodia, created to support operators of stations installed by 1001fontaines.
Following graduation from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France, Olivier became Commercial Director of Unic Systems and then Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, both in France. In 1998, he moved to London as CEO of Connex South Eastern and then joined Veolia, first as CEO of Veolia Transportation Inc. in Washington DC and then as Deputy CEO of Veolia Transport Group, responsible for French and US businesses. From 2008 to 2014, he served as CEO and then Executive Chairman of Saur SA in France. Olivier was appointed Chief Executive of John Laing in March 2014
Denis Hennequin served as Executive Director for Accor, before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2010-2013). He was previously with McDonald's for 25 years where he served as the President of McDonald's Europe (2005-2010) and was responsible for its 6,600 restaurants in 40 countries. He had previously held several positions including President and Managing Director of McDonald's France. Denis Hennequin also serves as Director of Eurostar International Limited. He graduated from law school and has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Private International. Today he advices chain of restaurants in their strategies.
Laurent Kocher, Executive Vice President - Marketing, Innovation and Services
Graduate of the EcolePolytechnique, Laurent Kocher, 49, began his career in 1989 at IBM France as a sales engineer for major clients in the public and health sectors. He also participated in the creation of the IBM Global Services division in Western Europe. He was then appointed Director of Operations of the Business Consulting and Systems Integration division before becoming Head of the Business Unit for Hosting and Transactional Solutions. In 2004, he was Head of the banking and insurance sectors within IBM Global Services.
In March 2005, he joined the France Telecom Group to develop service activities for major French and International Companies. In 2009, he was named CIO of the France Telecom Group. He joined Orange France in 2010 as Senior Vice President for SoHo, SMEs and Entreprises markets.
From October 2011 to May 2013, he was CEO for France at the Atos Group.
In January 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Marketing, Innovation and Services at Keolis.
Graduated from Sciences Po Paris in Economics, Guillaume Lange worked for Ford Motor COmpany as Sales Manager from 1992 to 1996, then for Accenture from 1995 to 2009. Today, he runs a wealth management company : Strat&Fi.
After having worked during 10 years for L’Oréal, 6 of which in Asia, Jean-Fabrice was CEO of Kelkoo and Managing Director of SeLoger.com, which he listed on the Stock Exchange in 2006. He is now an investor and on the Board of Directors of Jobs.ch, Evaneos.com, Primavista and Travelavenue. HEC graduate, Jean-Fabrice is married and a father of three.
A Dublin Trinity College graduate in Mathematics, Rosemary spent her entire career at Andersen Consulting (which is now Accenture) in which she is an associate in the Dublin, Chicago, Sophia Antipolis and Paris offices. She works on designing and implementing of information systems for clients in over 20 countries. Rosemary left Accenture at the end of 2006 to focus on humanitarian causes led by associations in France and England. Rosemary is based in London and represents 1001fontaines to donators and Anglo-Saxon partners.
Self-taught, Michel Philippin started working in the transport industry (1965-69) before joining the financial division (1969-73) of UTA, a privately owned independent French airline. He then joined the Nouvelles Galeries where he successively held the positions of Treasury Manager and Financial Management Director. In 1984, he was appointed Financial Director of the Nouvelles Galeries and Directeur-General of Cofinoga, a subsidiary of Galeries Lafayette. From 1993 to 1995, he held the positions of Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Lafayette Services Laser S.A (alternative name Laser-Cofinoga, LaSer), a subsidiary of Galeries Lafayette SA. Michel served as Chief Executive Officer of Cofinoga S.A until June 2011. Retired, he serves as Treasurer and Board member of 1001fontaines.
Graduate from the Ecole Centrale of Lyon, Jean-François spent his entire career at Andersen Consulting (which is now Accenture) in which he was an associate during many years. Since January 1st 2009, he has shifted his focus to humanitarian activities and in new ways of involvement in companies. Jean-François is married and a father of three.
After spending 18 years with Procter and Gamble where he held the position of Director of Global Customer for Middle East, Scandinavia and France, Vincent Robert joined Danone as VP of Global Sales Beverages before going on to become VP Export & New Business Beverages. In 2008, he joined Orangina Schweppes as President, and is still a Director to this day. Since 2012, Vincent Robert has shifted his interests towards Social Business. Member of danone.communities, Ashoka, and highly involved in the 1001fontaines initiative, Vincent Robert provides insight on the distribution and delivery aspects of the project.
Graduate from the Business of Lyon and of an MBA from the University of Connecticut, Pierre-Antoine Rouer spent his first 10 professional years at Andersen Consulting in Lyon. After several management positions in industrial groups, Pierre-Antoine buys F2A, a company specialized in air treatment, of which he is currently President and CEO. Pierre-Antoine is married and a father of two. He's very involved in supporting our scale up in Madagsacar.
Julien is a graduate of the ESCP Europe Business School with academic degrees in France (Diplôme Grandes Ecoles), England (MSc from CassS Business School) and Germany (Diplom-Kaufmann).
Before joining 1001fontaines, Julien worked as a strategy and sustainability consultant within the Paris Office of Accenture. He spent 8 years designing and shaping strategic initiatives for global players in the fields of consumer goods, natural resources and logistics. In particular, Julien was highly committed to help forward-thinking organizations to drive profitable growth while striving for a positive economic, environmental and social impact.
Julien was previously working for 1001fontaines on a pro bono basis and contributed to the 2020 strategic plan. He is now working full-time on the initiative and is focused on the delivery & execution of the strategy.
After ten years in foreign countries (Indonesia, United States...) and a Master in Business Management (Toulouse Business School), Virginia specialised in philanthropy. After a first experience in fundraising consulting, she decided to join the university of Sciences Po Paris, then took charge of the management of the Apprentis d'Auteuil philantropy department. In 2015, she joined the 1001fontaines team with a focus on private ressources.
Diane Le Nay holds a Masters II in International Cooperation and NGO from the Paris-Nord University, which she obtained in 2013 and concluded by a thesis on patronage in France. After a first experience in an NGO in 2012, whose goal is to increase living conditions of women in Afghanistan, she continued her non-profit sector career by specializing in fundraising. At the end of 2013, she took part in organizing the first fundraising dinner at the “Musée du Quai Branly” in Paris. Diane joined 1001fontaines in 2014 for the development of private sector funding.
Anaïk holds a masters degree in ecotoxicology from the University of Bordeaux. After having worked for 3 years in a university research laboratory, she moved to Cambodia where she worked on the 1001fontaines project for 2 years. She was specifically in charge of setting up the NGOs laboratory in Phnom Penh.
She is now based in Paris and works on strengthening the capacities of partners in the field on water quality issues through the development of specific tools for quality managment and trainings about water treatment (Academy program)
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