Local Economy against Poverty

A chapter of Agrisud is closing but the story goes on…

For the past two years, the Agrisud Board of Directors and the General Management team have been working on the perspectives of the NGO and the evolution of its governance.

This led to the election of Joël Lebreton as Chairman last September. Today, Elphège Ghestem-Zahir is appointed Managing Director.

Yvonnick Huet hands over to Elphège after having managed Agrisud for 28 years, “the small NGO of a great cause” which he helped to create in 1992 alongside Jacques Baratier, and develop alongside Robert Lion thanks to the exceptional commitment of his colleagues at the headquarters and the field teams. After an especially exciting journey to the 4 corners of the world, it is in his native Brittany that he has chosen to spend his retirement.

After studying at Sciences po Bordeaux and IEDES Paris, Elphège has built a solid 15 years career at Agrisud where she has held until now a dual position as Deputy Director of Operations and Representative in Morocco.

The head office team will be strengthened and reorganized. Faced with the challenges that arise, Elphège puts above all the strength of this team and collective work, one of the trademarks of Agrisud.