"Sharing my experience, knowledge and vision from an independent and constructive perspective."


Born in the Netherlands, I grew up in France and studied law and political science in Aix-en-Provence.


I work as an independent consultant since 2017 after 10 years with positions of responsibility at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Africa & the Indian Ocean. 

I lived and worked in France, Senegal, Nigeria, Burundi, Burkina Faso and Mauritius, with missions in more than 30 countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East & Asia. I currently live in Marseille.

I aim to share my vision, experience and knowledge in an independent, free and constructive way, through advising, training (individuals, groups, organisations) & writing activities.​

My work focuses on different themes (migration, Africa, Africa-Europe relations, development cooperation, anti-racism) dealt with from the perspective of an inclusive, supportive, multilateral and hospitable world.

Diversity is a richness, Unity a strength, Ubuntu the way! 

  • +13 years in the field of international cooperation: migration, aid and development

- 3 years as independent consultant (since 2017)

- 10 years with positions of responsibility at IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency (2006-2016)​​

  • Extensive experience in training/capacity-building; project development, management & evaluation; migration research, policy & governance; advice & institutional support to governments; facilitation, liaison & public relations​​, administration & team management

  • Analytical & Interpersonal skills – Positive – Authentic – Creative

  • Based in Marseille, France

  • Working languages: English & French​

  • Countries visited for work since 2005: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, France, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.​


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