Philippe is ECES Head of Finance for the PACTE project. Philippe has extensive professional experience in the management of large operations and finance activities in the private sector and international organizations, including long periods spent in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone African countries. After two years of working in procurement and management services for an oil company in France, Philippe began his international career in the 90's with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique working as an Operation Officer and Head of WFP sub-office for the Niassa province. In 1996 he worked as an  Administrative and Finance officer at the International Organization for Migrations  managing  a budget of over 10 million US Dollars, as well as, a staff of over 200 in Mozambique (1996-1997), Angola (1997-1999), South Africa (1999-2000), East Timor (2000), Kosovo (2001), Senegal (2001-2006) and Geneva (2006-2010). After returning to the private sector as Head of Operations for a private bank in Geneva from 2011 to 2012, he joined ECES in Madagascar in 2013.

Philippe holds a master in Business Management from the Institute 3A of Lyon/France and a diploma in Marketing from the European Institute of Management of Bordeaux/France.