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Events Archives: Le Havre 2013

Dr Jean-Martin Cohen Solal

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

Doctor of medecine (Paris Necker) and graduate in Health Economics (Paris-Dauphine University), Jean-Martin Cohen Solal was General Delegate of the French Comity of Health Education (which became the National Institute of Health Education and Prevention – INPES). He’s the creator of the French famous campaign “One glass of alcohol is fine. Three glasses here are the damages.” He also had the responsability of several Health Ministers’ cabinets and led health consulting agencies. He participated in the creation of the NGO “Action against Hunger” and he was appointed expert for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the field of Public information and Health education. He joined the Mutualité Française in 1996 as Communication and information Director and became, in 2006, Deputy Director-General and Director-General from October 1st 2009 and June 30th 2013. He teaches too in Sciences Po Paris, he’s administrator of the Matmut and member of the Ofi-Mandats Supervision Board and Chairman of Viala.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Chaired by Étienne Caniard, the French Mutual insurance system National Federation (FNMF) represents almost every health mutual insurance and protects their interests. 6 out of 10 French persons are insured by a mutual insurance which is part of the Mutualité Française. These organizations are non-profit and don’t procede to risk selection. They have a real medical expertise and seek for social innovation through a network of 2500 institutions on the French territory. The Mutualité Française takes part of Health promotion and supports people autonomy.

About their work : www.mutualite.fr.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

France

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

The French Mutual insurance system National Federation (FNMF) wants to develop and keep strong the values of the mutual insurance system (solidarity, mutual aid, sharing, democracy). Its action has the goal to offer to all French citizens a high-quality health protection and a equity between all in health access. They fight against social inequities too.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

« To change is to risk. »

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Nathan Boublil

Nathan is co-founder and CEO of Stat.io founded at Cambridge University in late 2012, with Elliott Verreault and Michael Williamson. The technology behind Stat.io seeks to aggregate the world’s socio-economic data onto one single portal for better decision-making. He is the winner of the First Edition of the contest for a positive economy with this project.

Nathan previously spent four years as financial analyst at Deutsche Bank London and consultant for the French Foreign Trade Ministry. A political economist by background, he graduated with a master’s degree from Selwyn College, Cambridge and an undergraduate degree from Cass Business School, University Bocconi and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a fellow of Cambridge’s Centre of Policy and the UK’s Royal Society of Arts.

 

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Yann Moujawaz

Yann studies at the London School of Economics.

He is one of the winner of the First Edition of the Contest for a positive economy with the project BeautyFru, a company of do-it-yourself cosmetics made out of unavoidable fruit waste.

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Angus Cepka

Angus studies at the London School of Economics.

He is one of the winner of the First Edition of Contest for a positive economy with the project BeautyFru, a company of do-it-yourself cosmetics made out of unavoidable fruit waste.

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Anne-Charlotte Mornington

Anne Charlotte Mornington is a 27 years old, half French, half British girl.  Born and bred in Paris, she moved to London to study Fine Art in Chelsea College of Art and Design. During her degree she worked on a part time basis in art galleries, art fairs, and in an arts and education charity as project manager and art director. She also set up group exhibitions with fellow students. After her degree, she travelled and worked in Argentina for a few month, worked on film and television sets and enrolled on an MSc in Management at the London School of Economics. During her degree she interned in a hedge fund in London and on a part time basis in a British consulting company in Beijing during her exchange semester in Tsinghua University.

Having won the first edition of the Contest for a Positive Economy with the project BeautyFru now renamed Mythology, Anne Charlotte is enthused by the prospect of setting up a social enterprise. She is currently working as a free lance consultant while dedicating most of her time towards making this project become reality.

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Amath Sow

Amath is a student of the Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

He is one of the winner of the First Edition of the Contest for a positive economy with the project SOS-VACCINATION, a system of vocal messages sent to mothers on their cellphone in order to remind them the vaccination schedule of their children.

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Mamadou Sall

Mamadou studies the Gaston Berger University, in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

He is one of the winner of the First Edition of the Contest for a positive economy with the project SOS-VACCINATION, a system of vocal messages sent to mothers on their cellphone in order to remind them the vaccination schedule of their children.

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Ary Pauget

Gold of Bengal does research and development in Bangladesh on the use of a new material made from jute fiber, and who could potentially solve ecological, economic and social issues.

Ary graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries du Textile as an engineer and joined the team in its early days, along Corentin. He took part in the creation of the laboratory on jute fiber, its conception as well as the fabrication process.

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Elaine Le Floch

A graduate from EDHEC Business School, Elaine had experiences in communication, both in NGOs and in agencies in Paris. She joined the project Gold Of Bengal in 2012 and is in charge of development.  She is instrumental in the scaling of the project, from a research and craft one to what it is today.

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