Anne-Charlotte Gimenez

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Anne-Charlotte Gimenez

Operations Coordinator

Summary

Anne-Charlotte joined Humentum, formerly Mango, in April 2017 as Client Services Assistant. She then became the Operations Coordinator in February 2018. Her role is to coordinate the logistics of the courses organised in Europe as well as the e-Learning events.

Anne-Charlotte is a part-timer at Humentum. She dedicates the rest of her time to the development of her social business: Abeliano, incubated by Ticket for Change, a French social business specialised in providing support to early-stage social entrepreneurs. She finds, tests and manages designers, illustrators, IT developers, and video-makers in the developing countries to deliver the logos, videos, websites and applications of Abeliano’s clients - for now, mainly start-ups, social businesses, and NGOs in France and the UK.

Anne-Charlotte holds a BSc and a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from l’IPB, a French “Grande école” (major: Networks programming, minor: Innovative project management). In parallel of her last year of BSc, Anne-Charlotte was selected to be trained by (IM)PROVE, a French NGO supported by the HEC business school, and learned their methodology for social impact assessment (SROI adaptation). She raised funds that year and learned about social entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Following that, Anne-Charlotte took a year between her BSc and MSc to spend a year in the field assessing the social impact of six social businesses, NGOs, and foundations: EGG-Energy in Tanzania (supported and funded by ENGIE), Starshea Ghana, Aqua Indonesia (supported and funded by Danone), Women for Human Rights Nepal, Hayat Turkey (supported and funded by Danone), and Descarte Correto in Brazil. She was extremely influenced by this experience and it inspired her to grow her career in the international development sector.

Q + A

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

Two years ago, I spent a week in a remote village in Ghana at the border with Burkina Faso. Some translators were coming in the mornings to help me run interviews, but I was on my own during afternoons and evenings. Unable to communicate with adults, I started to make friends with the children in the village. I taught them French songs and games, and I soon began to spend all of my free time with them. Sometimes I wonder if they still sing French songs there. It was an amazing experience.

Two of my housemates are getting married in South Africa in December this year. My seven other housemates and myself are all planning to go and spend two weeks there for the occasion.

Describe your ideal weekend

Being with friends and/or family in the countryside, spending time together, going for walks, cooking, reading, playing music, having drinks, lying in the sun...