Franco-Australian dual citizen, Florent has over 18 years of experience in emergency response and logistics. After an initial 8 years in the commercial sector, he started his humanitarian career in conflict-affected areas for 4 years in Africa and then in HQ with Action Against Hunger (South Sudan, Liberia, DRC Congo). He then joined the Australian Red Cross where he worked as DM and set up the Logistics department of the International department of the ARC. One of his achievements was the setting up of the Brisbane shared warehouse (with Oxfam, WV, and AusAID counterparts). He then crossed over to join the French Red Cross in New Caledonia where he set up the regional emergency response platform (PIROPS).
The WFP recruited him to work as part of the Global Log Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) in WFP Rome where, once again, his portfolio was Central and Western Africa. He opened logistics clusters in Mali, Mauritania, Central Africa and Pakistan.
Florent worked for 3 years as the Zone Logistics Coordinator for the IFRC in Kuala Lumpur for the Asia Pacific Zone, mostly implementing logistics preparedness projects (capacity building) as well as managing large disaster responses and in-kind mobilisation at global level (for Haiyan in the Philippines and the Nepal earthquake).
Finally, as the Head of Office and then Logistics cluster coordinator he oversaw 7 large logistics preparedness programmes including pre-positioning, and the creation of a Pacific Stockpile mapping.
Sofia joined the Humanitarian Directorate team at Welthungerhilfe as Communications Officer for the ESUPS project. She has a background in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and a diploma in Project Management for International Cooperation and Development. She has been working in communications and project management in the nonprofit sector as well as in the technology industry.
Listin C. Anto
Data Management and Analysis
Athena joined the ESUPS team in 2021. She is an experienced data science professional who started her career in operations management. She was a part of the Market, Product and Pricing Analytics team of Maersk. She holds a bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA specialized in Finance.