With a background in social sciences and business, we decided to develop an innovative and more grounded approach of consulting. In 2015, we created the "Waste me up!" project and led several missions related to solid waste management in Eastern Africa and India with multinational firms, SMEs, startups, funds and NGOs.
Back in France, we worked in consulting companies and figured out how important it was to carry out field studies in order to provide reliable data and relevant recommendations about emerging markets.
LAURÈNE DE SAINT CHAFFRAY
Laurène de SAINT CHAFFRAY graduated from HEC Paris after 2 years of studies in Social Sciences and Economics, allowing her to complement her basics with strong capabilities in business and management.
Before co-founding AZIMIO, she had carried out investigations for three established media groups (L'Expansion, Le Parisien, M6) and then worked in a consultancy and market research company. It led her to cultivate great skills in data collection and analysis.
She is particularly familiar with cross-cultural environments, as she has worked for a year in Africa and India, supporting impactful projects as an independent consultant. She also developed a significant expertise in waste management issues (collection, recycling, valorization) and project management in the environmental sector. Since the creation of AZIMIO, she has led several market and pre-feasibility studies in developing countries. Those missions allowed her to strengthen her capacities in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and to expand her knowledge on waste, energy and inclusive businesses.
Nora Youcefi graduated from HEC Paris after 3 years of studies in Social Sciences and Economics, allowing her to complement her basics with strong capabilities in business and management. Passionate about environmental issues, Nora Youcefi has co-founded the field research and consulting company AZIMIO that supports impactful projects in emerging and developing countries. She has great capabilities in waste management issues (collection, recycling, valorization) and has developed a strong expertise in project management in the environmental sector.
Before that, Nora Youcefi has worked as a consultant in a company specializing in infrastructures and public services in emerging and developing countries, which allowed her to strengthen her skills in urban development, PPP strategies, policies and energy. She has also co-founded the NGO Waste Me Up! In 2015 to provide consulting missions on waste management issues and infrastructure projects along with key players in East Africa and India. Throughout this experience, she has conducted several market and prefeasibility studies.
AZIMIO is supported by highly skilled and committed experts. They share the same values and willingness to co-develop relevant, sustainable and fair projects.