Our team | Quale Africa Perspective
All of the directors at Quale Africa Perspective apply their experience and expertise to help our clients overcome the challenges they are facing.

  Illiassou Adamou

An agronomist by training, Illiassou worked for 25 years for the Niger Ministry of Agriculture, where, in particular, he developed an in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing rural communities. Thereafter, for 10 years he worked as a project manager with national and international NGOs. Since the beginning of the 2010s he has been an independent consultant. In this capacity he leads missions to study, evaluate, carry out collaborative analyses, and develop strategies. He has particular expertise in participatory risk analysis and the construction of theories of change. As an independent trainer, Illiassou also draws on his rich experience of providing training in the areas of management and monitoring and evaluation. In his work to understand changes he applies his in-depth knowledge of community organization, as well as keen skills in observation and analyses.

Philippe Humeau

A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Philippe started his career as a cost controller and financial director in the private sector. He then worked as a country director in the humanitarian aid and development sector. Philippe has received academic training in the area of managing diversity and mediation, and has a wide knowledge of different cultures and religions. He is recognized for his acumen in supporting consultation and strategic development processes in complex and sometimes sensitive subjects. He has expertise in taking into account societal and religious issues in public policies, as well as deep knowledge in the areas of education, the transmission of values and knowledge, training, and the contextualization of global issues within particular cultures. Since the mid-1990s, Philippe has divided his time between Africa and Europe.

Gilles Marion

A graduate of the ICN Business School, Gilles has many years of experience in the humanitarian sector. He has worked in many countries around the world to develop supply chains in the health sector. As a director of operations, he has headed the logistics departments of both private sector companies (such as UPS and Vivendi Universal) and international NGOs (e.g. Oxfam). He was the Country Director for Oxfam in Mali and in Mauritania. Gilles brings to bear this rich experience to tackle the root causes of social, political, cultural and economic problems. He has a particular interest in ensuring quality education and health services. In 2012 Gilles founded Quale to bring together different perspectives to solve socio-cultural issues, through providing consulting, training and research services. Within Quale, he develops strategies and forward-looking approaches to help his clients to advance and thrive in the face of uncertainty.

Khalid Mayar El Idrissi

Khalid has a doctoral degree in international relations and was formerly an adviser to the Moroccan Minister of Islamic Affairs. He is now a researcher at the Rabita Mohammedia des Oulémas of Morocco. Affiliated with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Khalid is an expert in the issue of religious extremism, and he specializes in the relationship between religion and politics. Khalid has led research at the Mohamed VI Institute for the Training of Imams and Morchidates on areas such as: religious parties and religion, Islamic movements, religious institutions, women’s thought and the role of women in religion, religious reform, Salafist thought, and extremist discourse. Khalid provides consultancy services and analyses in matters relating to religious discourse and international security, and also provides training in these areas. He is President of the Moroccan Center for International and Prospective Studies. His research interests include the geopolitics of extremism and religion, and future studies.