Our Staff

We currently employ around 60 staff based in Linpico’s offices in France, UK and Belgium alongside those working on projects out in the field. In addition, our database carries over 17,000 CVs. Our main office and its growing workforce is located in the South of France.

To contact a member of Linpico’s staff direct please see details below.

  
Ivan Linhart
Managing Director

Ivan has an MA in International Relations from Nottingham University and a BSc in Mathematics from King’s College London. After training as an accountant he joined Linpico (formerly Geomar International) in 1993, taking over as Managing Director and main shareholder in 1998. Ivan has worked as an expert on donor funded projects in the areas of trade, private sector development, public finance management and aid management, including as Team Leader on a Technical Assistance Project supporting the National Authorising Officer in Solomon Islands.
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Hendrik van der Heijden
Associate Linpico Director

Mr. Hendrik van der Heijden holds a doctoral degree in economics from the Netherlands School of Economics (subsequently renamed Erasmus University) and is a specialist in macroeconomics, public sector modernisation, fiscal and aid management. He has 20 years’ experience with the World Bank in Washington and Bangkok, as senior economist and manager, working in the Caribbean, Latin America, South and East Asia. In the OECD, Paris, he headed the Aid Management Department. In the late nineties he lectured in the Harvard Course for senior Treasury officials on External Financial and Aid Management. Over the past twenty years he has been advising Ministries of Finance and Planning in Africa and the Pacific, as well as the European Union.
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Sophie Djugeli
Project Director

Sophie joined the Linpico Anglophone practice in 2009. Prior to joining Linpico, she worked in Adam Smith International in London. She holds a BSc in International Relations from Georgetown University, and an MSc in Development Studies from London School of Economics. She is fluent in English, Georgian, Russian, Spanish and French. Sophie started her development career with the World Bank in the Private Participation in Infrastructure Group in 1999, covering all infrastructure sectors. She finds the blend of private and public sector experience very useful in her present work.
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Didier Laurent
Finance and Administration Manager

Didier holds a DESS in Business Management from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. He joined Linpico in March 2016 as Finance and Administration Manager. Prior to this, Didier worked for more than 15 years in the private sector for companies including LSO Monaco, Negresco, Ferrari, and FFF. Alongside his current work at Linpico, Didier has over ten years experience as a training coordinator and facilitator in accounting, management and financial analysis for a variety of institutions (including Universities, Business Schools, Olympic Committees).
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Olivia Ongoto
Financial Manager

Olivia Ongoto joined Linpico in June, 2009 so as to coordinate the Contracts-Finance department. She previously worked for Arval –BNP Paribas group- as a financial analyst and has also worked in the strategy and development sector with Pro Natura and in the active management sector with Neuflize Bank. Olivia has a Master II in Financial Engineering and a BSc in Finance, Marketing and Management from l’ISEG, Toulouse (France). Being bilingual (French-English), Mrs Ongoto specialises in the financial management of development projects. Her particular interest in the development industry has been motivated by her varied experience in the financial sector.
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Albert Drion
Project Director

Albert has a degree in agricultural engineering and more than thirty years of experience in the management of international development, mainly gained in sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout his career, he has held positions as Team Leader, Project Manager and Chief Programme Advisor for donor-funded projects. Consequently Albert has developed considerable competences in managing his team and ensuring the effective transfer of skills and know-how to national partners. He has proven experience in the areas of institutional support; capacity building; the planning, identification and monitoring of development projects; training and the organizational aspects related to the management of funds for international cooperation in beneficiary states.
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Eric Saint-Flour
Head of Administration

Eric graduated from the Bordeaux University of Technology in 1985 before joining the U.S Department of State Diplomatic Missions in France in June 1986. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and his main area of expertise is the systems administration of computer local and worldwide area networks (LAN & WAN). He has a long experience in the general management of public entities. He also holds a degree in the Management and Business Administration for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of the private sector. Eric joined LINPICO in November 2007 and since then he managed a few development aid projects in Africa, especially in Ivory Coast, funded by the European Commission and the World Bank.
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Sarah Gaisford
Project Manager

Sarah joined Linpico as an internationally based Project Manager. She is responsible for the English-speaking FWCs. Prior to this she worked as a web manager on the Internet. She started working with Linpico on EU funded projects. Her main focus has been on assignments in the field of monitoring and evaluation, rural development and food security/safety; telecommunications and information technologies; culture, education, employment and social sector; trade standards and private sector and macro-economy, statistics and public finance management. She is an Economics and Politics graduate. Sarah shares an email address with her husband Miles:
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Victoria Seaton
Director

Victoria gained a degree in History and then completed an MBA, specialising in marketing, organisational behaviour and organisational culture. From 1993 to 2001 she worked as a Change Management consultant in the Private Sector helping companies, in several different business sectors, define and implement new strategies. Since 1999 Ms Seaton has been a Director of Linpico responsible for Finance, as well as the in-house Change Management and Training expert.
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Axel Cambrillat
Project Director

Axel holds a Masters II degree in Finance (IAE, Nice) and a Masters degree in Law (Paris I – Panthéon – Sorbonne). He is specialized in the management and monitoring of Governance, Public Finance, Economic and Private Sector Development projects. Axel joined LINPICO in 2000 after working in the private banking sector, and has subsequently managed numerous projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Maghreb and the Caribbean. He is responsible for French speaking Projects at LINPICO and has in-depth knowledge and experience of the main Donor procedures (EU, WB, AfDB, etc.) as well as Framework Logical Analysis and Project Cycle Management.
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Laury Incorvaia
Project Director

Laury joined Linpico in February 2013 as Project Director after being based in the UK since 2000, where he has worked in project management with international development consultancies and NGOs. During this time, he has also gained an MA in Cultural Anthropology, a BA hons in Business Administration, and a post-graduate diploma in Development Education from London South Bank University. Laury has experience in North and Sub-saharan Africa and Latin America in the rural development and education sectors, with donors such as the EU, Danida and DFID. His main interest is agroecology and he has worked with smallholders and farmers organisations in structuring organic cooperatives in Morocco. He is a native French and Italian speaker, and also speaks fluent English and Spanish. Laury currently manages projects in Ethiopia, Namibia and Bangladesh in the aid management and education sectors.
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Ismaël Amoussa
Project Director

Ismaël Amoussa joined Linpico in April 2007 as a French project manager. He previously worked as a project management assistant for the Department of Structural Funds and International Cooperation of the UEMOA. He has also worked as part of the Italian NGO Manitese in Burkina Faso and Benin. Ismaël has a Master II in International Economy (Grenoble, France), a Masters in Political Science, a D.U in Techniques and Politics of International Cooperation and a Bachelor in International Economy, Money and Finance (Toulouse, France). Mr Amoussa’s joint political and economic background and his experience with both donors and beneficiaries led him to join Linpico and he currently works in the institutional support sector (public finance, aid management, private sector) He speaks French, English, Mossi (Burkina Faso) and Bambara (West Africa).
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Virginie Charransol
Financial Assistant

Virginie joined the “Contract-Finance” department of Linpico in September 2011. She has a European Diploma of Superior Studies in Management and Administration of SMEs (DEES GEST). She also undertook studies in Business Accounting and Finance, which enabled her to develop an enhanced understanding of business and its management. Since she joined Linpico, Virginie has acquired a particular interest in the development and technical assistance sector.
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Muriel Fernandez Moreno
Project Manager

Muriel joined Linpico in 2009. Prior to this, she worked in press relations, media plan and organisation of international seminars and competitions in the wine sector. Muriel holds a DESS ILTS from the University of Paris VII (Masters II in Technical Translations). She also worked as a technical author and translator in Paris for Human Resources and Finance Software vendors (IBM, ORACLE..). Since 2009 she is in charge of experts recruitment, drafting of proposals and backstopping / project management for multidonors projects (EU, WB, ADB…) in the fields of trade, public finance, poverty reduction and education. She works on French, English and Spanish speaking projects.
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Ioannis Malisiovas
Project Manager

Ioannis is a Political Sciences and Public Administration graduate and holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. After gaining experience in public organisations and private consultancies in Athens and Brussels, he started working as an independent consultant in collaboration with firms and NGOs in the field of international development project management in various sectors. Indicatively, he has provided support in Technical Assistance projects for Governance, Public Administration Reform, Private Sector Development, Education and Training, Sustainable Development, Transport and Infrastructure and has participated in several Interregional and Cross-border Cooperation projects. He is a PhD candidate in the field of Development Aid Management and Effectiveness.
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Miles Gaisford
Project Manager

Miles joined Linpico as an internationally based Project Manager. Having received his degree from Cirencester Royal Agriculture College and spent many years gaining practical experience in southern Africa, he then spent several years as an Agriculture Consultant in far flung corners of the world such as Martinique, Vietnam and Canada later joining Linpico and working as an expert on donor funded projects in the field of rural and agricultural development incorporating capacity building for development and effective management of food security and small enterprise growth. His fields of expertise also include poverty reduction strategy, gender issues, financial and human capacity analysis for community based organisations, identification of training needs and implementation of training programmes in agri-business and management plus monitoring and evaluation. He has currently re-located to Nigeria working on a long-term project.
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