As a senior specialist in health technologies and logistics, Philippe has over 20 years of working experience managing complex projects in multiple areas, interacting with senior officials from Ministries of health, public and private sector partners. He has a strong technical knowledge of supply chain and immunization programme management, human resource development, health systems and policy in developing countries. Philippe uses his strong analytical skills to implement innovative and transformational solutions. Having a taste for collaborative work in multi-cultural environments he participated in several regional and global technical working groups (WHO Immunization Practices Advisory Committee – IPAC; Gavi immunization Supply Chain working groups; Gavi Technical working group for West and Central Africa)
Since 1996, Philippe has conducted needs assessments, designed and implemented health and sanitation programs, in Africa. He established and managed a regional center of reference for health supply chain management in West Africa (Centre LOGIVAC), piloted the the supply chain redesign in Benin currently being scaled up countrywide. He also designed and implemented field studies to support the development and introduction of new vaccine delivery technologies in poor settings. From 2006 to 2014 he was appointed as a country representative for the ‘Agence de Médecine preventive’ (AMP) in Burkina Faso and Benin. He was then appointed as programme leader in AMP headquarters.
Philippe was co-awarded the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of his engagement in EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries. He is a member of the Gavi Independent Review Committee since 2014
Philippe holds a Master degree in Public health from Bordeaux University; he is proficient in French and English and has advanced skills in Portuguese and Spanish.