About us

DMI Associates is an independent technical assistance and public policy advisory company.

Specialised in institutional capacity building, the company has, since its creation in 1998, conducted more than 300 missions in over 70 countries. As a donor operator, we implement technical assistance projects in transitioning or developing countries around the world.
DMI Associates works independently of its related funding organisations and beneficiaries. The company therefore works objectively from a political, economic, ideological and religious perspective. We pride ourselves in maintaining intellectual integrity in all circumstances, as well as total transparency in the achievement of the missions entrusted to us.

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Has conducted over

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experts since the company began.

We provide personalised services and promote innovative approaches to meet our clients’ needs, in close collaboration with institutional beneficiaries, private sector actors and civil society organisations.

DMI has global expertise in development issues and the capacity to mobilise a large number of local, regional and international experts, working with partner organisations in Europe and worldwide. We are part of an extensive network of research centres, higher education institutions and universities in development and related fields.

In keeping with our world view, we draw on the experience and talents of a diverse and dedicated team from across the world: France, the Netherlands, Ireland, China, India, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Benin. Our success is based on the commitment, knowledge and expertise of the team.

Our team

François Theoleyre

Président
Chairman
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent)

François Theoleyre

Degrees:
- Master in Economic Sciences; University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law; Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
- DESS in Maritime law University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
- École du Commissariat de l’Air, class 77
- IEP de Paris - SP Paris, France
Professional experience:
over 40 years’ experience in international environments, among which 20 years dedicated to international cooperation services as the Chairman for DMI Associates.
Areas of specialisation:
International Trade, export promotion, Private sector development, Institution building/strengthening, Policy dialogues.

Celeste Van den Broeck

Directrice
Director
Languages :
Dutch (native),
French (fluent),
English (fluent),
German (working knowledge)

Celeste Van den Broeck

Degrees:
- DESS-Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies; University Lumière Lyon 2 /IEP de Lyon, France.
- BA (hons) Business Administration; Nottingham Trent University, UK.
- BA (hons) Finance and Accounting; Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands
Professional experience:
20 years of working experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance, Trade/Private Sector development, Health, Monitoring & Evaluation

Carine Berny

Directrice - développement économique
Director - economic development
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent)

Carine Berny

Degrees:
- Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois (USA)
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois (USA)
- Engineer Degree in Mechanics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Mécanique, Nancy, France
Professional experience:
More than 15 years’ experience in International Cooperation services. More than 6 years’ experience at executive positions in the private sector for export diversification.
Areas of specialisation:
International Trade, export promotion, private sector development, Institution building/strengthening, Policy dialogues.

Marion Bayard

Directrice - gouvernance
Director - governance
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent),
Spanish (good working knowledge)

Marion Bayard

Degrees:
- Master’s in management; EDHEC Business School, Lille, France.
- MSc in Legal and Tax, EDHEC Business School, Lille, France.
Professional experience:
10 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance; Trade; Monitoring & Evaluation

Nina Derxen

Cheffe de projet - gouvernance
Project Manager - governance
Languages :
russe (native),
french (fluent),
English (fluent)

Nina Derxen

Degrees:
- MPA, Civil Service law and HR Management in Public Services, Lyon 2, France.
- MSc in Political Sciences/International Relations, Lyon 3, France.
- MSc in Conference Interpreting/Professional Translation, ITI-RI, Strasbourg, France
Professional experience:
14 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance

Jonathan Trenteseaux

Chef de projet - développement économique
Project Manager - economic development
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent),
Spanish (good working knowledge)

Jonathan Trenteseaux

Degrees:
Master’s in international Affairs, Globalisation & Governance; IEP de Lyon (Institute of Political Sciences – Sciences Po) Lyon, France.
Professional experience:
3 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Economic Development; Trade; Private Sector Development, Civil Society

Constance Theoleyre

Cheffe de projet
Project Manager
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent)

Constance Theoleyre

Degrees:
- Master’s degree in Sociology (specializing in social research), Lyon 2 Lumière University, Lyon, France.
- Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Lyon 2 Lumière University, Lyon, France.
- Bachelor’s degree Cultural Anthropology, Lyon 2 Lumière University, Lyon, France.
Professional experience:
6 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance, Education, Monitoring & Evaluation

Emmanuel Gonon

Chef de projet
Project Manager
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent),
Spanish (good working knowledge)

Emmanuel Gonon

Degrees:
- Msc Geography
- PhD Geopolitics
Professional experience:
30 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance, Trade & Economic Development, M&E

Dana Oussenova

Cheffe de projet
Project Manager
Languages :
Kazakh (native),
Russian (native),
French (fluent), English (fluent)

Dana Oussenova

Degrees:
- Master’s in political sciences / International relations; Sciences Po Bordeaux, France
- Master’s in political sciences, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia
Professional experience:
2 years of working experience
Areas of specialisation:
Governance

Elizabeth Howard

Cheffe de projet
Project Manager
Languages :
English (native),
French and Spanish (fluent)

Elizabeth Howard

Degrees:
- Master in European and Public Affairs, Institute of Political Sciences, Lyon, France
- BA (Bachelor of Arts) Degree in French and Spanish, University of Bristol, U.K
Professional experience:
3 years’ experience in the coordination of international and European public and private projects
Areas of specialisation:
Governance, Education, Private sector development, Private/public partnerships

Marc Schneider

Chef de projet
Project Manager
Languages :
French (native),
English (fluent)

Marc Schneider

Degrees:
Master’s in management; ISG Business School, Paris, France.
Professional experience:
28 years of professional experience
Areas of specialisation:
Economic Development, Trade, Private Sector Development, Civil Society

Isabelle Cartier

Responsable administatif
Administrative Officer

Denise Colonna d'Istria Owen

Consultant
Advisor
Languages :
French and English (native),
Spanish (fluent)

Denise Colonna d'Istria Owen

Degrees:
- Master in Comparative Literature 
- PhD in Literature and Education Sciences
Professional experience:
More than 15 years’ experience in French International Cooperation services and more than 12 years as a Consultant in the field of Development (Organisations pertaining to the EU and UN.
Areas of specialisation:
Education, Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Development frameworks. Reform of Public Administration (Governance, management change, blended financial mechanisms)

Marie-Odile Mouriau

Consultant
Advisor
Languages :
French (native),
English, Spanish

Marie-Odile Mouriau

Degrees:
- Master’s degree in History and Geography, University of Montpellier, France
- Diploma of Political Sciences, IEP de Paris (Institute of Political Sciences – Sciences Po) Paris, France
- Diploma of National Judiciary School – Bordeaux, France
Professional experience:
27 years as a prosecutor and judge.
7 years in French Public Administration.
6 years as a legal advisor for foreign and international bodies.
Areas of specialisation:
Judiciary, Penitentiary, Monitoring & Evaluation in these areas

Gerry McAlinden

Consultant
Advisor
Languages :
English (native),
French (fluent)

Gerry McAlinden

Degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons): Geography and Social Science, The Open University
- Master of Business Administration, The Open University
- PhD Sociology and Politics; National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Professional experience:
More than 20 years’ experience as a Public Administration Manager. More than 20 years’ experience as a Policy Advisor and Technical Assistance Consultant, including Project leader and Director.
Areas of specialisation:
Governance and Public Administration reform, Institution building/strengthening, Policy dialogues, employment, rural, regional and local development, European integration.

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