Board of Directors
Olivier Pascal is an engineer of environmental sciences and technologies, specialized in the economics of large urban systems. He worked for 40 years for the French environmental company Veolia : engineering project manager for public authorities (France, Germany, tropical or equatorial countries), head of urban services, in the Ile-de-France region, director of R & D activities in urban hydrology (founder of the Berlin Water competence Center - 2000). Today, he exercises engineering consultant's activity on the themes of urban planning facing the challenges of climate or social precariousness. He is a partner in development programs for digital solutions or for environmental modelling, in relation to urban planning. A known partner is ASTEE (Scientific and Technical Association for Water and Environment).
Married, two children, committed movies producer. Former founder of an insertion companies for people with social difficulties. Has travelled in more than forty countries.
Former volunteer for Eau et Vie in the Philippines (2010-2011), Hortense joined the Board of Directors when she came back to France and continued her academic career in the sectors of international development, social entrepreneurship and innovation. Specialised in access to utilities in emerging countries and BoP strategies, she has worked on these issues for different structures: large and medium-sized businesses, start-ups and research institutions. She now audits and evaluates development programmes for the European Commission and the United Nations.
Dominique Geoffray was the Delegate General of Aquassistance for the last four years (2013 to 2017). Aquassistance is an international non for profit organization working with volunteer SUEZ employees in order to provide support to the most disadvantaged populations in the field of access to drinkable water, sanitation and waste management services. Prior to this, he has worked for more than 25 years as an operational officer in France and overseas for SUEZ. His first professional experiences focused on rural hydraulic projects in Africa (Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Benin) for BURGEAP.
After graduating from ESSEC business school, Nelly de Varine started her professional career in Danone’s marketing department, followed by a similar position in Pernod Ricard and Douwe Egberts. She was then committed to the non-profit sector, working for Tom Pouce and the alumni organization of Sainte Marie. Furthermore, she joined a consulting organization dedicated to companies’ foundations (M&E Conseil). Nelly is the director of the Monastic Handicraft and occupied the position of Eau et Vie’s Board of Director’s president from its beginning until 2017.
Graduate in international relations and training in electoral administration, Eugène has been involved in community life for more than a decade, where he is interested in issues of international solidarity and social entrepreneurship. He then completed this course with a background in business administration where he worked on employee takeover issues.