Marie-Aline Bloch was appointed Director of Research at the EHESP in 2010, and Director of Educational Innovation and Research in 2012.
She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (1979) and then obtained a PhD in Biochemistry (1986) and a Master's degree in Research, Management and Dynamics of Organisations (2001). She was R&D Secretary General of Pasteur Mérieux Connaught (1986-1999), Director of Coordination and Interdisciplinary Programs at the Pasteur Institute (2000-2005) and Scientific Director at the Independent Living Support Fund (CNSA, 2006-2010).
Throughout her career, she has been interested in managing and promoting innovation within interdisciplinary contexts. Most recently she has focused her activities on coordination in both health and medico-social fields, mostly concerning elderly and disabled people.
Selected Bibliography :
• Bloch M.-A., 2010, « Une recherche qui n’a pas fini de s’inventer », in Handicap et innovation, le défi de compétence, under the leadership of Denis Chastenet and Antoine Flahault, Presses de l’Ehesp, 288 p.
• Bloch, M.A-, 2012, Les aidants et l’émergence d’un nouveau champ de recherche interdisciplinaire, Vie Sociale, n°4, p. 13-29
• Bloch, M.-A., 2013, « Les nouveaux paradigmes et la recherche en action sociale : comment ils impactent les organisations, les expérimentations, la recherche et la formation », in « Le développement économique et social. De nouvelles synergies à inventer entre l’économie et le travail social », Les Ecrits de BUC ressources, L’Harmattan, p. 29-37
• Bloch M.-A., Hénaut L., 2014, Coordination et parcours. La dynamique du monde sanitaire, médico-social et social, Dunod, 336 p.
• Bloch M.-A., Hénaut L, 2014, Les coordonnateurs d’innovations : de nouvelles professionnalités pour accompagner les organisations sanitaires et médico-sociales, Revue Hospitalière de France (to be published)
The members who are internationally renowned and are drawn from various fields (public sector, academic, business, civil society), take an active part in the management of RESOLIS' programs.
Marie-Aline Bloch was appointed Director of Research at the EHESP in 2010, and Director of Educational Innovation and Research in 2012.
Michèle Boccoz is alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieur of Fontenay and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA, "Victor Hugo" class, 1989-1991). She joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991, where she first monitored European issues, most particularly relationships with Central and Eastern European countries, as well as the PHARE and TACIS agreements. She continued in the multilateral area by representing France at the Vienna negotiations (OSCE, 1994-1997) as First Secretary, and later joining the French Permanent Representation to the United Nations in Geneva (1997-2001).
Her interest in research and health questions then led her into the private sector at the Pasteur Institute. She participated in its international development as the International Affairs Director (2001-2007). She subsequently worked for the Veolia Environment group as the International communications Director (2007-2008).
Michèle Boccoz was appointed Assistant Director of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in 2008, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Brussels in 2009.
Since January 2013, she has been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the French Republic in the Republic of Croatia.
A Graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and the holder of a Master's Degree in Law.
Hervé Bouzanquet held the position of executive director for 35 years durig which he led several medium-sized industrial companies that specialized in mechanics and electro-techniques.
Since 2005, he has been Secretary General of RESOELEC, a group of Electrical Installations.
He is also the Secretary General and Treasurer of RESOLIS.
A Doctor of Medicine (the Paris Medicine Faculty) since 1974, Michel Brugière also holds a diploma (BTS) in Agriculture (Farming - Rural economy) and a DEA (MA/MS/MSc equivalent) of Public Health and Epidemiology in Developing Countries (from Pitié Salpêtrière, 1985-1986). He was General Director of Doctors Of the World (Médecins du Monde) from 1990 to 2010.
He was president of the Primo Levi Center. He is member of the Advisory Commission on Human Rights (representative of Doctors of the World) and director of several humanitarian associations.
Master's degree in Econometry and Marketing at the University Paris-1 (La Sorbonne). She works in the field of equal opportunities and non-discrimination in companies or schools, the fight against exclusion and poverty, and the insertion of marginalized people into the job market.
Former Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the Group SFR, Antonella Desneux has always believed that it is necessary to implement socially responsible practices at the core of any company policy. According to her, developing the commitment of employees enhances their pride to belong to a company and enhances their loyalty. But it is also necessary to show this commitment to the customers in order to strengthen their loyalty to the brand and to make it a real point of distinction and preference.
She sees CSR as one of the major assets in the institutional relationships of the company. Antonella Desneux' commitment has never been limited to companies since she is, among other things, Vice-President of the AFMD (French Association of Diversity Managers), member of the board of directors of Ares and Vice-President of the DéciDRH Club.
Some examples of projects carried out by Antonella Desneux in the field of social and societal innovation:
- Creation and implementation of an innovative identity project, carried out by the President of the French telecommunications company, SFR, thanks to CSR: social telephony, implemented with Emmaüs Défi
- Developing the commitment of SFR employees, including for instance: development of the collective commitment (Sidaction, Emmaüs....), development of skill-based sponsorship thanks to a corporate agreement, "Status of the citizen-employee".
- Participation in the creation of an innovative company: Loggin's, which promotes gateways to safe employment for the disabled.
- Organization of the first "Gateway to safe employment" day at Paris City Hall.
In the field of diversity:
- SFR was the first telephone company to obtain the Diversity Label in 2010: Antonella Desneux carried out and implemented the Company’s diversity policy (education, disablility, gender equality, seniors ...)
- Management and development of citizenship programs with the Ministry of National Education: Cercle Passeports Télécoms, Ma caméro chez les Pros , and creation of the association for young people and students with disabilities, ARPEJEH (Accompagner la Réalisation des Projets d’Etudes de Jeunes Elèves et Etudiants Handicapés) .
Pierre Corvol studied at the Lycée Condorcet and at the Faculty of Medicine and Science in Paris. He has a DEA degree (equivalent to a master’s) in biochemistry. Resident at the APHP (Public Hospitals of Paris, 1964), International Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA, 1969), head of a public assistance clinic (1971), teaching fellow at the Faculty of Medicine Broussais - Hôtel Dieu (1976) and doctor at the Georges Pompidou European hospital (until August 2007).
He was in charge of INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research) unit 36, “Vascular pathology and renal endocrinology”, from 1983 to 2006, and now directs a team at INSERM U833 (Physiological and Pathological Angiogenesis). He is the Director of IFR (Biology Research Federative Institute) 52 at the Collège de France.
He was appointed Professor at the Collège de France, Chair in Experimental Medicine, in 1989. Pierre Corvol was a member of INSERM’s CODIS (Scientific Direction College) from 1985 to 1996, was adviser to the General Director for clinic research development and for creation of Clinic Investigation Centres (1988-1996), and chairman of the Scientific Council (1999-2003). He also was chairman of the APHP’s (Public Hospitals of Paris) Scientific Council from 2003 to 2006.
Leading both activities as researcher and clinician, Pierre Corvol is a specialist of the renin-angiotensin system. He demonstrated the key role of this system in blood pressure regulation. His work gave birth to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases by renin system inhibitors. He now works on the genetics of hypertension, angiogenesis, and the shaping of the artery wall during human development and human pathologies.
He has written several books, such as: "Sortir de l'eau. De la vie aquatique à la vie terrestre", under the leadership of Pierre Corvol and Jean-Luc Elghozi (Ed. Odile Jacob); "Le retour du Dr. Knock : Essai sur le risque cardiovasculaire", with Nicolas Postel-Vinay (Ed. Odile Jacob); "L'arbre vasculaire. Les nouvelles perspectives thérapeutiques" (Ed. Odile Jacob, "Journées annuelles de diabétologie de l'Hôtel Dieu" (collective work - Ed. Médecine-Science Flammarion).
Pierre Corvol was President of the Société Française d'Hypertension (French Society of Hypertension, 1990-1992); and member of the European Society of Hypertension, the American Endrocrine Society, the International Society of Hypertension, the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, the Académie des Sciences (1995), and the American Academy of Art and Sciences (1995). He has received many awards: Grand prix Claude Bernard and Grand prix scientifique de la Ville de Paris, Ciba Award for Hypertension Research, Humbold Award, R. Tigerstedt Award and Grand Prix INSERM for Medical Research.
He is Commander of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the National Order of Merit.
On her arrival in France, Amina Essaïdi, who’s of Moroccan origin, realised through meetings she had with others that her place in society was not pre-determined and that she could reconsider it and rethink it.
She then immersed herself in the world of general education and became an adult teacher at the CEMEA. Convinced that sport can be a genuine way of improving the cohesion and social inclusion of people in difficulty, she became the manager of the Disadvantaged Areas Project by the FSGT in 2010. Within this framework, she co-builds innovative projects around sporting, cultural, artistic and social activities such as the UDDA or the "sport and the integration of young people" project in Pau. The latter project illustrates her willingness to work together with different actors for the benefit of a particular population and a change in society. Amina uses these experiences to influence public institutions and policies.
Amina Essaïdi joined RESOLIS in 2015 and guided the programme "Knowledge and Education against poverty in France", in this same spirit of valuing actors on the ground for what they do and of trying to foster collaboration between them.
After following a classical education, Annarosa Gianetti Ossola obtained a "Laurea Magistralis" in Mathematical Science at the University of Florence. She directed her research towards applied mathematics and followed the DEA course (Diploma for Advanced Studies) in Mathematical Education at the University of Geneva. Annarosa Gianetti worked at the Institute of Educational Research and Training for Teachers in the Piemonte Region where she took charge of training and education based on audiovisual resources. She also taught at several schools in Italy and at the Turin Polytechnic School. She contributed to the creation of an association for families of sick children, CasaOz, where she was Vice President, in charge of new projects and education. She is currently a teacher trainer and has designed a seminar, "Futuro Prossimo", for students, teachers and parents as part of the Genoa Science Festival.
Hervé Defalvard is an economist and professor at the University of Paris-Est, holding the Social and Solidarity Economy Chair. He also coordinates the research group "Dynamic companies, social and economic performance" of the “Erudite” laboratory of economics. His research fields are social and solidarity economics and the institutions of market economies.
He is the author of "Les non-dits du marché, dialogue d'un économiste avec la psychanalyse" (Ed. Eres); "Fondements de la microéconomie, Vol. 1, Les choix individuels" (Ed. De Boeck); "Fondements de la microéconomie, Vol. 2, L'équilibre des marchés", (Ed. De Boeck); and "La pensée économique néoclassique" (Ed. Dunod); and co-author of "Economie politique de l'action sociale" (Ed. Dunod).
Jacques Glowinski obtained his diploma in pharmacy at Paris University in 1959. He started his research from 1961 to 1963 at the Pasteur Institute, working on radioactive isotopes. After a post-doctorate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health at Washington D.C., which enabled him to work more particularly on neurotransmitters with Julieus Axelrod (Noble Prize of Physiology or Medicine in 1970), he was recruited at the INSERM as a Research Fellow and eventually obtained his doctorate in biology in 1968. He works at the Alfred Fessard laboratory at the Collège de France.
In 1972, he became director of the INSERM unit 114, "Pharmacological Neurobiology". He became a professor at the University Paris-Diderot in 1973. From 1982 to 2006, he was a professor and holder of the Chair of Neuropharmacology at the Collège de France, as well as honorary trustee from 2000 to 2006. From 1982 to 1991, Jacques Glowinski was also a member of the executive committee of the INSERM.
In 1992, he became a honourary member of the Académie des Sciences. He also became a Member of the Henrion Commission, "Drug Addictions" (1994), President of the Société des Neurosciences (Neuroscience Society, 1995-1999), President of the Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation Française pour la Recherche sur l'Epilepsie (Scientific Council of the French Foundation for the Research on Epilepsy, 1995), Member of the scientific council of the CINP (International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1998-2000), Member of the Académie des Sciences and President of the Conseil Scientifique de la Fédération pour la Recherche sur le Cerveau (Scientific Council of the Brain Research Federation, 2000).
Jacques Glowinski has received many awards: the Prix Lallemand, administered by the Académie des Sciences (1979), Prix de la Fondation Lacassagne (1980), Prix de Biologie et de Médecine Richard Lousbery (1986), Prix d'Honneur INSERM (2005).
He is an Officer in the National Order of Merit and Officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honour.
After 15 years as the head of marketing in a multinational company, Jacques Guérin became a consultant-coach in the fields of change management and personal development for companies and for private clients. His areas of expertise are change management, conflit management and coaching.
For several years, he has also worked in an association for the social reintegration of people suffering from addictions
Daniel Hurstel graduated from the European business school, Ecole des hautes études commerciales (HEC), and has a DEA (MA/MS/MSc equivalent) in European Law. He is an External Tutor for the HEC Social Business Chair. He was a lecturer at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and a Merger & Acquisition instructor at the Institut Supérieur des Affaires (ISA) and HEC.
He is an Associate Member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres & des Beaux-arts (Arts, Literature and Science Academy) of Belgium.
In France, Daniel Hurstel is a renowned expert of Business Law, Financial Rights, and Mergers & Acquisitions. In this capacity, he participates in many conferences and publications in France and abroad.
At the same time, he conducts in-depth analysis of companies - focusing on their purpose and governance - and participates in many conferences on this topic in France and abroad. He previously published “La Nouvelle Économie sociale - Pour réformer le capitalisme » (Odile Jacob, 2009), and co-authored the collective works « Vingt propositions pour réformer le capitalisme » (Champs, Essai, 2012), and « Rapport Moral sur l’Argent dans le Monde 2013 ». His new book « Homme, Entreprises, Société : restaurer la confiance » (Editions Eyrolles, 2013) was published in November 2013.
Dominique Kerouedan is a Doctor of Medicine, appointed resident in 1985. She has a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) (University of California, Berkley), a Master in Medical Research (University of Paris 6), a Law degree, and several other academic diplomas (Health & Development, European Health Policy, and Nutrition).
During her medical research specialization, she contributed to the first epidemiological studies analysing the mode of transmission of HIV in Africa and the Caribbean, when the pandemic first appeared in the late 1980s.
She has been working for over 25 years to support the health systems and policy of developing countries, whether during humanitarian emergencies or as part of Health & Development programs.
As an independent expert in international health, she contributed to the evaluation of the French policy (MAEE and AFD ) regarding the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, as part as the work carried out by the HCCI (Higher Council for International Cooperation) in 2002 The work of the HCCI was commissioned by the Deputy to the Prime Minister , Dr Pierre Morange in 2004 and by the Government and carried out by Professor Philippe Kourilsky in 2006 and by the organisations ESTHER France and ESTHER Europe.
As a teacher at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris since 2006, she is the founder and Scientific adviser for the PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) "Global Health" specialization.
As part of her role, Dominique Keroueden has participated in the work carried out by an international committee on health sciences for the "Global MDP Program", coordinated by Columbia University. She also edited a reference work on health in developing countries, co-written by 50 authors.
Philippe Kourilsky trained as a biologist at the Ecole Polytechnique and is a Doctor of Science. He carried out most of his career at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), as a Director of Research (above scale). He joined the Pasteur Institute in 1972 and in 1978, led a Genetic Manipulation research unit funded by the INSERM. In 1981, he co-founded the company Transgène, one of the first biotechnology companies in France.
Philippe Kourilsky had executive positions at the Ministry of Research and in the private sector as Director of Research of Pasteur-Mérieux-Connaught from 1992 to 1995. He was accountable for research administration or genetic and immunology applications in the public sector.
In 1998, he was appointed Professor at the Collège de France and Holder of the Chair of Molecular Immunology.
He was the Executive Director of the Pasteur Institute and chaired the Board of Pasteur Institute's International Networks Directors from 2000 to 2005. Since then, he has been Honorary General Director.
Philippe Kourilsky chaired the Singapore Immunology Network (SiGN) from its creation in 2006 to 2013. He has published about 400 articles in international scientific journals. He participated in the public debate on issues caused by life science research, through many articles and public interventions. He wrote two reports for the Government: one on the Precautionary Principle (1999) for the Prime Minister, the other one on infectious diseases in developing countries (2006). He is the author of several mainstream books such as “Les Artisans de l'Hérédité », « La Science en Partage », « Du bon usage du Principe de Précaution », « Le temps de l’altruisme » and « Le manifeste de l’altruisme » (Ed. Odile Jacob).
He is the Chief Editor of the online journal, FACTS Reports, launched in 2007, with the support of the Veolia Environment Institute.
He founded RESOLIS in 2010.
He is a member of the Académie des Sciences, Academia Europea, and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He has received many awards: International award of Immunology (1986), Prix Lacassagne du Collège de France (1990), International award of research in medical science (2000). He is Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of La Sapienza (Roma, 2001), the University of Québec (2005) and the University of London (2013).
Philippe Kourilsky is Commander of the National Order of Merit and Commander of the Legion of Honour.
Henry Laurens obtained teaching credentials in History and has a degree in Arabic literature at the INALCO (National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilisations). He has a PhD and since 2003, he is Professor at the Collège de France, where he holds the Chair of Contemporary History of the Arabic World.
He was the editor of the "Middle East" series for the CNRS editions (2001-2005). He was Member of the Institut du Monde Arabe High-Council from 2004 to 2008.
He also teaches at the INALCO and is a member of the editorial board of the journal, Maghreb-Marchrek.
He has written several books, including « L'Europe et l'islam : Quinze siècles d'histoire » (with John Tolan and Gilles Veinstein, Editions Odile Jacob), «L'empire et ses ennemis : La question impériale dans l'histoire » (Ed. du Seuil), and «L'Orient arabe à l'heure américaine :
De la guerre du Golfe à la guerre d'Irak » (Ed. Hachette Littératures)
Henry Laurens is Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
After studying law, Soumai Belaildi Malinbaum became a full-time business woman.
She started her career in an information-technology brokerage company, where she was in charge of sales and marketing, before she was appointed Key Account Manager. In 1991, she created SPECIMEN, a computer service company specialised in NICT, which she ran for 16 years. In 1998, she founded Micro Services, a start-up specialized in the delivery of home computer services.
In 2006, she sold SPECIMEN to the KEYRUS Group, and joined the latter in order to create the Human Resources Department, carrying out an ambitious recruitment (200 per year) and communications policy. In 2008, she was appointed Associate and given the responsibility to manage the strategy and development of the Group, in order to open and develop key accounts in France and abroad.
Since the beginning of her professional career, Soumia Belaidi Malinbaum has fought all kinds of discrimination and social inequalities. She defends cultural diversity and equal opportunities for youth from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
She co-founded and ran AFMD (French Association for Diversity Managers, 150 member companies) for four years which aims at implementing field actions in collaboration with public and private actors in order to turn diversity into an opportunity for justice and social progress. She then carried this struggle to a European and international scale as the Honorary President of the AFMD.
Pierre Masson holds a master's degree of Business Law (University Paris II), and a DESS (MA/MS/MSc equivalent) of Business and Tax Law (Paris II). He works at the GALIEN AFFAIRE Law Office, in the area of business law applied to the life sciences.
A former member of the Pasteur Institute Executive Board, he has a deep knowledge of research organisation and of the health area in general.
Pascal Oger is the regional director of INSEE for the Rhône-Alpes region.
A senior civil servant, Pascal Oger is a graduate of the National School of Statistics and Information Analysis (Ensai). He also holds a Master of Economics and a diploma from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris.
He began his career in 1981 as head of the statistics department of the Regional Directorate for Public Works in Orleans. In 1989 he became head of the Geokit project at the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport in Paris, gathering statistical data on construction and environment.
He then became the Head of the National Centre of Expertise on Social Urban Development at the regional branch of INSEE for the central region from 1994 to 1998; then he was appointed Head of the Studies and Awareness Service at the Regional Directorate of INSEE Brittany.
His career then took him to the PACA region where he was deputy director for regional management before taking on the leadership of INSEE in Picardy, his last post before Lyon.
He specialises in the fields of urban social development, regional development and urbanisation.
After he obtained his B.S and his Ph.D at the University of California (Berkeley), David Ojcius worked as post-doctorate fellow at the University of Harvard and as assistant professor at the University of Rockefeller in New York.
He joined the Pasteur Institute, as Research Scientist, and later Laboratory Chief, from 1991 to 2004, in the unit run by Professor Philippe Kourilsky. He subsequently focused his research on infectious diseases. He is now a professor in immunology and microbiology, and chair of the department of biomedical sciences, at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco.
At the Pasteur Institute, under the direction of Professor Kourilsky, he participated in the creation of the journal, Microbes and Infection, as the Editor in Chief. More recently, he became Editor in Chief of the Journal RESOLIS. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
After completing his studies at the Literature Faculty of the University of Turin, where he became assistant and assistant-professor from 1972 to 1976, Carlo Ossola taught Italian literature at the University of Geneva until 1982 and at the University of Padua until 1988. He then returned to his home town to be an Italian literature professor at the Literature Faculty of the University of Turin, until 1999.
Since 2000, he has been a Professor at the Collège de France, wherehe is the Chair of Modern Literature of Neolatin Europe that was created for him. At the same time, he continued directing a master's degree specialised in the preservation of cultural goods and in the history of books at the University of Lugano.
With Jack Ralite, he created the "Lundis du Collège de France" (Mondays at the Collège de France). This project, carried out in collaboration with the French radio station, France Culture, in 2006, aimed at transmitting some of the courses offered by the Collège de France in the city of Aubervilliers. This program was continued until 2011.
As a literary critic, he has been quoted in many books. He also collaborated with Cesare Segre in the edition of an anthology of Italian poetry, in three volumes (1997-1999), in the "Pleiade" collection (Ed. Einaudi/Gallimard).
He published several books, in Italian and in French, including « Le Continent intérieur » (Ed. du Félin), and « À vif : la création et les signes » (Ed. Actes Sud).
Carlo Ossola is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Roma), the Arcadia, the Accademia letteraria italiana (Roma), and the Accademia delle Scienze (Turin). He received many awards: the Prix Bonavera pour les Belles-Lettres, Accademia delle Scienze (1975), Prix Vallombrosa for critic and poetry (1979), Prix Roncaglia pour les Belles-Lettres, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (1991), prix Antonio Feltrinelli for literary criticism, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (1997), Prix Cesare Pavese for his book « Il Continente interiore » (Marsilio, 2010), Prix de la Fondazione del Centenario de la BSI (Banque de la Suisse italienne) (2012), and Prix De Sanctis of essays for his Introduzione alla Divina Commedia (2012).
Peter Piot is a Doctor of Medicine (Gand) and holds a PhD in Microbiology (Anvers), and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (University of Washington, Seattle).
He played a role in the collective discovery of Ebola in Zaire (1976). He carried out many projects on epidemiology, prevention and virology of HIV and sexually-transmitted infections, especially in Africa.
Founder and Director of Onusida, he was United Nations Under-Secretary-General from 1995 to 2008. He was then holder of the Chair "Knowledge against poverty" at the Collège de France (2009-2010). He has taught at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Anvers, at the University of Nairobi, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Imperial College London.
Senior Fellow of the "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation" since 2008, Peter Piot is also a Member of the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academies of Science (USA), of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), and the Académie Nationale de Médecine (France).
He published more than 500 scientific articles and 17 books, including "No Time to Lose" (Ed. Norton & Company), and "Le sida dans le monde" (Ed. Odile Jacob)
Peter Piot has won the Prix Hideyo Noguchi pour la Recherche Médicale en Afrique (2013).
Morgan Poulizac, 35 years old, is the director of studies at the Plein Sens firm. A musicologist by training, he is also a graduate of Sciences Po and EHESS. After working at the République des Idées, he joined Martin Hirsch to participate in the creation of the New Agency for Active Solidarity, an association of social experimentation where he was in charge of the health programmes. He then became a technical adviser responsible for press and communication at the High Commission Office for Active Solidarity before founding an association for social integration through economic activity. At the same time, he teaches at Sciences Po Paris and at HEC and has been offered the directorship of the master’s programme in urban planning at Sciences Po, a position he will fill for four years.
Henri Rouillé d'Orfeuil has a degree in Agronomy Engineering from the Institut national agronomique (INA, Paris) and is also a Doctor in applied economics (University of Paris IX-Dauphine).
He spent a part of his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the World Bank. As a Member of the Centre for Agricultural Research for Developing Countries (CIRAD), he was also the president of Coordination SUD (Solidarity-Emergency-Development) from 2001 to 2008. He was Coordinator of the scientific campus of the Jardin tropical de Paris.
He participated in founding GRET in 1976, in implementing the "Global forum for agricultural research" from 1995 to 2002 - of which he was vice-president - and creating the International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP) (2003-2008).
He was President of Finansol (French federation of social finance actors) between 1998 and 2004.
He is currently a member of the Académie d'Agriculture and belongs to the committees of the Fondation de France, the Fondation Nicolas Hulot, and the Foundation SEED. He is a member of the Board of CIVICUS, an international NGO.
Henri Rouillé d'Orfeuil is also in charge of monitoring the collective projects of students at Institut d'études politiques de Paris and is in charge of the coordination of the International Year of Family Farming.
He has written half a dozen books, including « Coopérer autrement : l'engagement des organisations non gouvernementales » (Ed. l'Harmattan), « Le Tiers-monde – Éd. La Découverte), « La rénovation de la coopération française » - Rapport au Premier Ministre (Ed. La Documentation française), « Saint-Jules gros orteil » (Éd. Desclée de Brouwer), « Économie, le réveil des citoyens » (Éd. La Découverte), and « La Diplomatie non gouvernementale - les ONG peuvent-elles changer le Monde ? » (Ed. de l'Atelier)