Our team

Claude Mauret

CEO & Manager - Expert in institutions, management, and rural development

36 years of professional experience in international cooperation in various fields of expertise: private sector, institutional and public finance, decentralisation, local development, rural, natural resources, pastoralism. 

With an agricultural, economic and legal academic background, Claude Mauret completed his studies in 2013 with a Master's degree from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse, France. He has developed an expertise in local development, rural development, natural resources, decentralisation and pastoralism through the implementation of major projects of the French, Danish and European Union cooperation 

He has acquired significant expertise in private sector support and microfinance. He also has significant experience in rural and pastoral hydraulics in the Sahel, where he started his career. 

Over the last 10 years, he has also developed a strong expertise in the field of public finance (state, local authorities, public institutions) and the definition and implementation of the sector-wide approach in the agriculture, water, education and good governance sectors. 

Finally, his positions as director and manager in international projects and structures have given him a strong capacity and experience in human resources management, marketing, and financial management. He is also a farmer in France.

Caroline Dulau

Expert in public policy, evaluation, and capitalisation

18 years of professional experience 

Caroline is a geographer in social sciences and has a master's degree in international project management. For the past 18 years, she has been working with cooperation agencies, NGOs, and local authorities on technical assistance missions (project management, capacity building) and short-term missions. 

She has carried out numerous project evaluations, situational and sectoral analyses, literature and desk reviews, needs identification studies, and stakeholder mapping. She works specifically on the sectors of education, vocational training, social policies, and local development. She has been living in West Africa for six years (Burkina Faso, Senegal and now Niger) and has also spent two years in Central Africa, in Gabon for the Central African Protected Areas Network, and in French Guiana.

She has been living in West Africa for six years (Burkina Faso, then Senegal and now Niger), and has also spent two years in Central Africa in Gabon for the Central African Protected Areas Network, as well as in French Guyana. 

Taha Labbaci

Expert in rural development and agricultural advisory

15 years of professional experience 

Taha joined the ACK team in December 2020. He is an agricultural engineer with 15 years of experience in NGOs and consultancies in the Maghreb region (Morocco-Algeria and Tunisia). He speaks French, Arabic and English. Taha started his professional career in 2010, in Morocco. Since 2015, he has been coordinating multi-country projects in North Africa where he has developed a very diverse and rich network.

He has extended his expertise in the areas of needs assessment, project design and financing, structuring of agricultural sectors, support to professional organisations, analysis of public policies and assistance in decision-making and strategic choices. He has worked as a consultant for several consultancy firms, particularly in the sectors of professional integration of rural youth, strategic planning, participatory management of natural resources, training and agricultural advice.

Marta Morin-Kasprzyk

Expert in rural development and agricultural advisory

15 years of professional experience

Marta graduated in 2008 as an agricultural engineer (SupAgro Montpellier). Initially specialised in livestock systems in the South, she has gradually broadened her skills to several areas of international rural development, and in particular to support for producers' organisations, support for the development of value chains and agricultural consultancy.

Marta has 15 years of professional experience, 14 of which in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar, but also in South America and Central Europe. Her various technical assistance missions (Madagascar - 6 years, Burkina Faso (and Ivory Coast) - 3 years, Tanzania - 2 years) and consultations have developed her versatility, her management and capacity building skills and her expertise on various issues such as agro-ecology, support for young producers and the territorial approach.

As coordinator of a cross-cutting project in 5 countries (from 2014 to 2018), she has developed her expertise in the facilitation of capitalisation work and evaluative approaches (impact studies, change-oriented approaches). Marta speaks French, English, Spanish, Polish and Malagasy. She joined the ACK International team in September 2021.

Mariem Fafin

Expert in inclusion, intercultural relations and good governance

15 years of professional experience

Mariem graduated from the University of Montreal in Political Science and Latin American Studies. She has 15 years of experience in the design, implementation and monitoring-evaluation of policies, strategies, programs and projects aimed at the protection of human rights and inclusion in various intercultural contexts in Canada and internationally.

She has led or contributed to the following programmes and projects: development of guidelines for the recognition of ethnocultural communities in Montreal; coordination of the work of the "Table on Diversity" set up by the City of Montreal; access to human rights in Mali as part of a programme financed by the Danish Embassy in Mali; protection of children at risk of sexual exploitation in Benin.

Mariem also holds a certificate of continuing education in human rights from the University of Geneva, a certificate in law from the University of Montreal and a certificate in third party neutrality from the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. Trilingual and fluent in French, English and Spanish, she also holds a Master's degree in intercultural mediation. She joined ACK International in March 2022.

Mohamed Diarra

Junior expert in public and private finance

9 years of professional experience

Mohamed joined the ACK team in December 2022. He holds a Bachelor's degree in financial management from Sup'Management in Fez (Morocco) and a Master's degree in financial engineering from the ESG Management School in Toulouse (France).

Mohamed started his career as a financial analyst at Mercurius, a school equipment manufacturing company located in Toulouse, France. In the field of international cooperation, he participated in a LuxDev mission for ACK in March 2022, as a consultant in charge of the elaboration of a procedures manual for the financing of innovation, private initiative and productive projects in the regions of Ségou and Sikasso (Mali) by the regional councils. He then participated in 2 missions and produced a procedures and management manual for the "Malian Diaspora Productive Investment Support Facilities" and a study to evaluate the overall performance of Denmark's contribution to the realisation of investment projects financed under the "Decentralisation" Thematic Programme and to the reinforcement of ANICT's capacities in this field. Mohamed was born in Mali and speaks French, English and Bambara.

Julie Louvel

Expert in the environment, climate change & economics

15 years of professional experience

Julie combines expertise in economics, the environment and climate change. She has over 15 years of experience in the fields of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, environmental economics and agriculture. For the last ten years, she has been working on projects in Africa. She has worked in Guinea, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Algeria and the Union of the Comoros. 

Her past experience includes supporting the development of a climate change adaptation project in coastal areas for the Green Fund, building the capacity of national climate change managers and stakeholders, and setting up environmental and social management and monitoring-evaluation systems. At a strategic level, she has contributed to the drafting of documents such as the NDC and the National Communications under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She was also mission leader for the revision of the national environmental policy of the Union of the Comoros. 

Julie holds a Master's degree in Development Economics from the University of Paris X-Nanterre in France and a Master of Sciences in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK.

Géraldine Mauret

Administrative Manager

21 years of professional experience

Géraldine holds an Advanced technician's certificate (BTS) in Accounting, Commerce and Management. She joined ACK International in January 2019. Between 2003 and 2012, she worked as a management assistant for several companies in the Toulouse region. She then continued her professional career at Compass Group, as Administrative Manager from 2012 to 2018. Since the beginning of 2019, she has been Administrative Manager of ACK International, in charge of coordinating administrative, financial, and accounting tasks, as well as the administrative management of human resources.

Since the beginning of 2019, she is the Administrative Manager of ACK International, in charge of the coordination of administrative, financial and accounting tasks, as well as the administrative management of human resources.

Romain Doleux

Commercial assistant and expert in communication

13 years of professional experience

Romain joined ACK in September 2020. He holds a Master's degree in Latin American studies from Sciences Po Grenobleand has a solid expertise in communication and international project management. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has worked in an environmental NGO in Mexico and also accompanied a European research project in a French public laboratory for 2 years.

Romain is responsible for the execution of the commercial procedures and manages ACK's communication.