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AAD Team

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Gervanne Leridon
Co-president

Auctioneer, journalist and writer Gervanne Leridon is the General Director of the Compagnie de Trucy. She and Matthias Leridon founded AAD in 2009. Copyright: Nyaba Ouedraogo

Matthias Leridon
Matthias Leridon
Co-president

Matthias Leridon was director of Bernard Rideau et Conseil before setting up the Tilder communication consulting firm in Paris in 1990. He and Gervanne Leridon created AAD in 2009. Mr. Leridon graduated from ESSEC and the Paris Institute of Political Studies, holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication Management (Paris I) and was an lHEDN auditor.  Copyright: Nyaba Ouedraogo

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Jean-Micheal Champault
Managing Director for Programs and Cultural and Artistic Action

Jean-Michel Champault was director of French cultural centres in several sub-Saharan African countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nigeria, etc.) before joining AAD in 2009 and helping to set up the endowment fund. Copyright : Nyaba Ouedraogo  

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Anne-Sophie Ducreux
Managing Director

Anne-Sophie Ducreux held various positions (project manager and policy advisor), in several international organizations (OSCE, UN and World Bank). She also worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director for democratic governance and has been teaching for over 15 years in different cycles of the National School of Administration (ENA).

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Adélie de Soumagnat
Project Manager

Adélie studied Swahili and Development Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London before doing her Masters in International Development at SiencesPo Paris. Fascinated by Africa she lived for one year between Lamu (Kenya) and Zanzibar (Tanzania). Before joining the AAD team she did several internships in refugee camps, the last one being with the UNHCR in Malawi.

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Gervanne Leridon

Co-president

Matthias Leridon

Co-president

Jean-Micheal Champault

Managing Director for Programs and Cultural and Artistic Action

Anne-Sophie Ducreux

Managing Director

Adélie de Soumagnat

Project Manager