Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
Wilfrid is a member of the Board of Directors of KPMG France. He is also on the Terrawatt Board, where he represents KPMG, one of the founding members.
As one of the Global Lead Partners, he leads the teams in charge of meeting the needs of priority clients in the Energy & Utilities sector. Wilfrid has extensive experience in audit and M&A consulting, as well as in the sectors of renewable energy, telecommunications and infrastructure, acquired within KPMG through his mandates for major clients, both energy companies and infrastructure funds, in France, the United Kingdom and Africa. Wilfrid is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of ESCP. He joined KPMG in 1988.
Diane Kotedje is a legal adviser specialized in African law and international economic law.
She has been involved in associations throughout her university career and has been vice-president of the Sorbonne ONU association and of the ESMA association (Étudiants de Panthéon Sorbonne pour les Mondes africains). She was also director of the Foreigners and Asylum Law Department of the Sorbonne Legal Clinic for two years and is involved in an association of interface for local development in Cameroon. These commitments reflect her interests and have allowed her to carry out several projects.
She has a great interest in corporate practice and human rights and responsible investment, particularly in the mining sector. In this sense, she has notably addressed the issue of the obligation to rehabilitate mining sites in Africa.
Stéphane Brabant is a partner at the international law firm Trinity International LLP in Paris. He advises on the structuring of investments between multinationals and States. He has also built a strong practice advising on crisis prevention and management, particularly in the context of large investment projects in the natural resources and energy sectors in Africa.
Stéphane brings his clients an in-depth knowledge of Africa, having lived and worked on the continent for seven years and advising almost exclusively in French-speaking Africa for over three decades. He helps clients using his extensive network of local contacts and significant experience negotiating on the ground with African governments and other local players.
He has also built a strong practice on business and human rights issues and sustainable investment, advising investors on these topics in Africa. He was one of the experts advising John Ruggie (former UN Special Representative) on the capacity-building obligations and responsibilities of States and multinationals relating to businesses and human rights.
Marlyn Mouliom-Roosalem is a director at Afriland First Bank.
She previously worked at the OECD in Paris as an economist and statistician and at the Banque de France as a risk management advisor in foreign exchange.
Upon her return to the Central African Republic, she headed the Bourse des valeurs mobilières de l’Afrique centrale (Central African stock exchange) from 2004 to 2006, acted as economic and financial advisor to the Head of State from 2008 to 2010, was Minister of Trade and Industry from 2011 to 2012 and managed the Road Maintenance Fund from January to April 2013.
Marlyn holds a DEA post-graduate qualification in mathematics applied to economic sciences from the University of Dauphine Paris 9 (1995) and an engineering degree in economics-statistics from the Ecole nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique in Paris.
Ingrid-Axelle is a jurist specialised in African and international economic law. Her interest in these issues led her to write a brief on the rules of origin within the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAf). Her international and multidisciplinary background forged her desire to practice as a lawyer on the African continent, and more specifically within the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Indeed, these sectors and practices require the alignment between investment law and the respect for human rights.
Gaël Le Boulch
Director in charge of innovation, communication and ethics
Gaël Le Boulch is head of open innovation in a major energy company and a research fellow at Paris Dauphine University. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences. He has taken an active interest in Africa for more than fifteen years.
Through both his personal and professional relationships, Gaël’s view of Africa is a modern and contemporary one, valuing African initiatives in business as well as in culture and the arts. He is a proponent of a model for innovation specific to Africa and Africans.
François Adao is a lawyer at the Paris bar and specializes in business law, particularly in Africa. An active citizen, François participates in several citizen initiatives and associations in France and in Africa contributing to the realization of the ideas of equity and fraternity.