Thomas Hugonnier joined SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s head office towards the end of 2002 as a desk assistant, after completing a masters degree in humanitarian relief from Aix-en-Provence. He then worked on various SOLIDARITÉS missions in Iraq, the Ivory Coast and D.R. Congo, before eventually taking on the role of Head of Mission in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2008.
More recently, Thomas has collaborated with other organizations in Afghanistan (MADERA NGO, The United Nations and ECHO).
These diverse experiences have given me an alternative perspective on SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s work – as a partner, then as a backer – and to appreciate consistency and efficacy.
These days, Thomas focuses on job creation initiatives in France, at the crossover between the social and environmental sectors. He looks forward to continuing to support the humanitarian effort through the Board, by sharing his first-hand experience of mission management and humanitarian issues. Thomas was elected to the Board in the Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2011.