Director of Corporate Development
Amélie (BA in International Development Studies and Women’s Studies; MA International Studies, Development) joined the Baastel team in June 2013 and supports the RBM and DRM divisions in corporate development and project management. Prior to joining Baastel, Amélie worked in program administration for a para public organization in the Ottawa region and as a junior consultant in the design and implementation of conditional cash transfers in Ecuador, Suriname, and Bangladesh. In 2014, Amélie accepted an opportunity to perform backstopping and social impact assessments for a private equity firm in Mongolia. She returned to Baastel in 2016. She is fluent in French and English and possesses working proficiency of Spanish.
Isalyne (Master 2 in International Economics and Development, Brussels) is a project officer for the environment unit. She joined Baastel’s Europe team in May 2016 and since September 2018 has been working from Baastel’s Canadian office in Gatineau. Before joining Baastel, she worked for more than two years in Brussels at the Lunt Foundation, an organization that promotes social entrepreneurship. She took part in the creation and development of the Foundation, and managed project development and monitoring. A passionate traveler, Isalyne has spent several months working with a development NGO in Peru, as well as working on a small farm in Canada. She speaks fluent French and English and has good knowledge of Dutch and Spanish.
Mylène (BA in International Studies and Modern Languages; MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Action) joined the Baastel team in 2017 as a project officer, mainly supporting the socioeconomic development division. Before joining Baastel, Mylène spent two years working for the NGO SUCO in Haiti, identifying donors and funding opportunities as well as developing partnerships. She also worked on a participatory process to define SUCO’s five-year programming in Haiti. Mylène is fluent in French and English, has working proficiency in Spanish, and intermediate knowledge of Haitian Creole.
Emilie (Master’s in European Law) joined Baastel’s Corporate Development Team in 2019. She is responsible for preparing technical proposals in the fields of environment, biodiversity protection, and natural resource management as well as managing Baastel consulting mandates. Emilie has a good knowledge of West Africa based on project management experience in the voluntary sector and in consulting firms where she managed technical assistance programs in Guinea, Chad, and Mali. She is fluent in French and English and has a basic grasp of German.
Oriane (BA in English-German Translation; Master’s in Population and Development Sciences) joined the Corporate Development Team in Brussels in April 2019 after working for three and a half years in Haiti as an administrative, financial, and project manager in a local orphanage supported by international donors. Before that, she worked in a cultural center in Belgium and held internships in Benin and Italy. In Benin, she participated in project design activities for APEFE. In Italy, she worked at the ILO International Training Centre in the translation unit and in the International Labour Standards, Labour Rights and Gender Equality Programme. She speaks French, English, German and Haitian Creole and has an intermediate knowledge of Italian.
Gakunzi (MBA in Project Management; Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science Management) joined Baastel Canada in 2019 as member of the Corporate Development Team in the RBM and DRM divisions. Originally from Rwanda, Gakunzi has over 15 years of experience including 10 in strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation in public health and community development. In partnership with diverse organizations, he led and piloted various projects supporting communities in need, acquiring organizational skills in the context of community-based interventions. Before joining Baastel, he worked as a project officer for the accounting and audit firm Samson & Associates in Gatineau, Quebec.
Administrative Officer for Corporate Development
Cyndie (BA in International Development and Globalization) joined the Baastel team in 2019, providing administrative assistance as part of the Corporate Development Team. She is fluent in French and English.