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Who are we?

The “Observatory Europe-Afrique 2020” is an association independent from any commercial or non-commercial business or organization whatsoever. A team of five “Associated experts” contributes on a voluntary basis to manage and update the website. Workshop are organised in order to promote the exchange of views between Observatory members.

The observatory was created by Christian Delavelle. For eight years, Christian was “Cost-control” engineer and then project engineer in two Oil & Gas engineering companies. Then, manager at the consulting department of the Taylor Nelson Sofres Group, he conducted numerous strategic studies in various sectors as mechanical equipment, steel making, textiles, energy, electronics, automotive, aerospace and green technologies. He worked in a dozen African countries on missions for the World Bank, the UNIDO and the European Commission. In 2003, he created the firm AJI-Europe, specializing in strategic consulting for “clean transportation”. In 2015, he started-up the “Observatory Europe-Africa 2020”.

The experts team includes:

Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière, specialist of Asia-Africa relations.  Research engineer at CNRS, invited researcher at the Institute of South East Asian Studies (Singapour), at  Euro Asia Center (Insead), expert at National Economic and Social Development Board and administrator at UNIDO (Vienna). He was economic advisor at the french embassy in Korea and Turkey. He is member of Asie21-Futuribles.

Lionel Taccoen is enterprises adviser on energy issues and european affairs. He was regional vice-president for equipment, in charge of the construction of Paluel and Penly nuclear plants, and then General Delegate foe european affairs at EDF.  He is involved in the realisation of the Newsletter « Géopolitique de l’Electricité»

Guy Cluzel is animator at the Office Technique d’Etudes et Coopération Internationale (OTECI) in Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region and at the consulting company Gerchan. He spent most of his career in the Oil and Gas sector, first at the Logistic Department and Human resources Department of the Mobil Oil company. Then, for Exxon-Mobil he was CEO of several oïl distribution and lubricants manufacturing subsidiaries in Cameroon, Chad and Equatorial Guinea).

Philippe Dorson is an expert in Logistics and Distribution in Africa. He had executive management responsibilities at Geodis International, Forrest international GFI, Maersk Line and OPTORG company in various african countries. He has a strong experience in project management, matrix-logistic organization , supply chain and specialized distribution.