Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation
SIF, a not-for-profit Swiss foundation headquartered in Geneva, coordinates the provision of SOURCE on behalf of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). SIF is led and financed by the MDBs members of SOURCE Council, to:
- Manage the development of SOURCE
- Provide capacity building to SOURCE users
- Conduct the adoption of SOURCE by governments, public agencies and international organisations
The SOURCE Council is composed of representatives of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Chief Information Officers. MDBs that have made full annual institutional membership contributions to SIF and are working to integrate SOURCE into their operations may nominate a representative to the Council. The SOURCE Council enjoys the following powers:
- define and direct the operations related to the development, maintenance and management of the SOURCE platform by the Management Team.
- oversee the activities of the Management Team in accordance with the agreed Work Plan for the distribution of the SOURCE platform.
- advise the Management Team to further strengthen SOURCE’s performance and scalability
A graduate from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, M. Dossarps began his career working as a project coordinator in a Canadian aerospace firm. In 2009, Christophe was asked to join the UNDP in Geneva and head up Business Development for the R20 initiative of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He subsequently joined ADB in 2010 to further develop the National Infrastructure Information System (NIIS), which was SOURCE predecessor. In 2014, Christophe Dossarps was hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (Source’s Executing Agency) where he leads SIF’s efforts in collaboration with many different stakeholders to help implement the roll-out of Source. Multilateral development banks, development financing institutions, international organizations, companies and long-term investors are all coming together to develop SOURCE to empower governments towards sustainable development.
Dan is an attorney at the Swiss Bar and acts as general counsel to the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation. An entrepreneur at heart, he advises social businesses and NGOs addressing today’s social, cultural and environmental issues. Dan holds a Licentiate in Law (equivalent to a master’s degree) from the University of Geneva, an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, and a CAS in SDG Investing from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Dante has achieved a bachelor’s degree in international Relations at Plymouth University, followed by a Master’s in international Affairs at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, where he conducted research about the socio-political impact of foreign investments in infrastructure projects in Africa. After several years of being involved in the field of higher education, Dante worked for the Swiss federal government, helping to promote linkages in research and innovation between Switzerland and the world, including in the field of smart urban infrastructure and waste management. He is a certified IPMA project manager with over 7 years of experience in this area.
Head of Strategic Initiatives and Integration Officer
Mahlatsi’s current role as an integration manager at SIF, is an evolution of her efforts in integrating the SOURCE platform in South Africa as the Lead for Infrastructure Finance at Infrastructure South Africa. Prior to serving in the public sector, Mahlatsi’s core background is in Institutional Investment Consulting and Actuarial Sciences. During her tenure at Alexander Forbes, she was elected as the Chairperson of the Alexander Forbes Investments AC Committee at age 26, gaining early exposure to working with executive leadership on key strategies for the investments business. Mahlatsi holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University and a Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree in Actuarial Sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand. More recently, she completed an Executive Programme in Social Finance at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. As a board member of (i) Impact Investing South Africa and (ii) Sustainable Materials and Construction Technologies (SMaCT) Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg, Mahlatsi actively contributes to impactful initiatives in her country of origin.
Head of Integrations and Integration Officer
Pedro holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Sciences Po (France) and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the State University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Pedro has over 12 years of experience in infrastructure, energy and real estate in Latin America and Asia and a strong background in project management, business development, public affairs, stakeholder management, market research and leadership. Pedro has also worked closely with multilateral development banks, institutional investors, and fund managers in the following regions: the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Pedro is Head of Integrations at SIF and led integrations in countries such as South Africa, Angola, and Indonesia.
Stephane has more than 25 years of experience administering and coordinating several businesses and organizations as well as more than 10 years of experience in project management in Canada and globally. As a Program Manager, Stephane mobilized, supported and coordinated more than 200 Canadian volunteers in developing about twenty international sustainable development projects (target countries: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Comoros). Stephane is also experienced in managing and organizing international events. He is a graduate of Sherbrooke University.
Sylvain is a software engineer with more than 8 years of experience in web application development focusing on quality and user requirements. Sylvain worked several years at Capgemini as a .Net and SharePoint specialist.
Cédric VAN RIEL
Head of Business Development and Product Owner
Graduated from a Global Compact Master in International Management, Cédric has over 14 years of experience in sustainability, project management and digitalisation in both International Organizations and in multinational companies in Europe, Latin America, Africa and China. Cedric has extensive experience in delivering and managing capacity building program notably with the United Nations, Indian Ocean Commission and academic experience with the University of Lille (France). Before joining SIF, Cédric was a sustainable development advisor in the Hauts-de-France region, participating in the implementation of the Third Industrial Revolution master plan, on energy transition and digitalisation, initiated by Jeremy Rifkin. Cédric is also an APMG Certified Public and Private Partnership Professional.
Thomas Vuillet is a software engineer with more than 15 years of experience in application development and IT solution architecture, focusing on quality and user requirements. Before joining SIF, Thomas worked several years at Capgemini, leading development teams on innovative and high added value projects for different French and European industry companies.