We are driven by making the impossible possible.

10 nationalities

We come from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, New-Caledonia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Vietnam.

65% women

In terms of gender balance, women are a majority in our team.

23 co-workers

Our team of 23 is half in Europe, half in our regional offices abroad.
Offices - hummingbirds

About US

Our team

Anaïs Bach

CEO & Co-Founder of hummingbirds
Anaïs brings 15+ years of strong international corporate background in the energy sector with diverse experiences from field environment and safety engineer to international business development manager and operational managing director. For the past 5 years, she has dedicated herself to climate strategy and ultimately joined TotalEnergies' head office in Paris to support the creation of a Nature-based Solutions business unit as project developper, then as Head of Operations. Anaïs, originally from New Caledonia, spent over 30 years in Asia Pacific and holds an engineering degree from the French Ecole Centrale de Nantes. She cares deeply about ecosystem preservation and aligning societal, gender and economic development with that. To support the Voluntary Carbon Market necessary scale-up with more agility and efficiency, she co-founded hummingbirds with Damien, a serial impact entrepreneur.

Damien Ricordeau

Chairman & Co-Founder of hummingbirds
After graduating from Paris Dauphine University’s Master in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering, Damien started his career in 2008 in private equity by joining the Groupe Edmond de Rothschild where he was part of the investment team for several participations in fast-growing SMEs. Building upon 5 years of buy-side experience, Damien decided in 2013 to turn towards green finance and founded Finergreen, a boutique advisory specialized in the energy transition. After 3 years of fast growth on the French market, Damien took the company global, starting in Africa (2016) and shortly after in Asia (2017), in the Middle East (2018), in Latin America (2018), and in the rest of Europe (2020). This strategy has enabled Finergreen to assert itself as a worldwide actor for renewable energy project finance. To support further the transition towards sustainability and to act on climate change, he decided early 2022 to put his extensive experience and network at the service of accelerating the deployment of nature-based solutions and co-founded hummingbirds with Anaïs.

We value our team above everything else because we believe ordinary people can do the extraordinary when they feel respected, empowered and driven by a higher collective purpose!

Victoria Labourdette

Project Director
Paris office
Victoria has been developing Nature based Solutions projects for the past four years, notably working on forestry/agroforestry and cookstoves projects in Africa, and REDD+ in Latin America. She holds a double degree from AgroParisTech and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs. She is overlooking Project Development in Latin America and Africa.

Sebastián Escoriaza

Project Director
Paris office Nairobi office
Sebastián is an impact driven professional with multiple relevant field experiences such as developping climate smart agriculture for the UN Farm to market alliance in Africa for the past 5 years. He holds a double master from Madrid University and ESCP Business School. He is overlooking Project Development in Africa, Brazil and South East Asia.

Inès Venencie

Project Director
Melbourne office
Inès has been working in the access to energy and Nature-based Solutions fields for the last five years, specifically developing projects in Australia and South-East Asia since 2020. She holds a master’s in environmental economics from AgroParisTech and a bachelor from the University College of Maastricht. As part of hummingbirds, she is overlooking Project Development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Coline Ciresa

Finance Manager
Paris office
Coline has a 10-year experience in international project development, with more than 5 years focusing on financing and structuring aspects in the energy sector. Previously she has been supporting project developers to identify and mitigate projects risks. She holds a degree from Sciences Po Strasbourg with a specialisation in corporate strategy and finance.

Melina Gersberg

Impact Officer
Paris office
Melina holds a double master from Science Po and Pierre and Marie Curie University. She brings 10 years of environmental expertise within private companies, conservation NGOs, and institutions, notably WWF, IUCN, and more recently the Max Planck Institute in Congo. She supports the global portfolio as an impact specialist with high focus on biodiversity and livelihoods.

Adrien Borras

Impact Analyst
Paris office
Adrien is Franco-Colombian and holds a degree in agronomy and environmental engineering from ENSAIA, Université de Lorraine. His keen interest in socio-ecological systems dynamics is complemented by his practical experience, including the production of a documentary about agroforestry systems and sustainable rural development in Colombia. At hummingbirds, he is an Impact Analyst, working on non-carbon co-benefits at project but also company level, notably on biodiversity and livelihoods.

Vitor Vannozzi Brito

Carbon Officer
Paris office
Vitor is a forest engineer from the University of São Paulo and also holds an Erasmus Mundus Master in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (TROPIMUNDO). He has worked in Brazil, Chile, Sri Lanka and Europe. He supports technically the global portfolio with his forest expertise.

Alexandre Lépée

Business Analyst
Paris office
Alexandre graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lille and holds a double degree in finance from the IAE Lille University School of Management. He brings with him relevant field experience from a REDD+ project in Peru. He focuses on developing financial models and pricing tools for our investments' portfolio along with exploring business opportunities for Label Bas Carbone projects in France.

Renato Camargo

Project Manager
São Paulo office
Renato is an agronomist engineer graduated from the University of São Paulo, with international exchanges in Copenhagen and Wageningen Universities, and a particular interest in the soil carbon pool in tropical ecosystems. He focuses on NbS Projects in Brazil.
Pauline Bommier

Pauline Bommier

Project Manager
Melbourne office
Pauline holds a double master's degree in Sustainable finance and climate change from Mines Paris - PSL and EDHEC Business School. She previously worked at the World Bank on transport issues in West Africa. She worked in microfinance, corporate finance and project development. She focuses on NbS Projects in Asia-Pacific.

Perrine Vincent-Genod

Project Manager
Abidjan office
Perrine holds a double master in Geography from Sorbonne university and Agronomy from AgroParisTech. She brings over two years of field experience in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. She focuses on NbS Projects in Western Africa.
Rayane Adjibade

Rayane Adjibade

Project Manager
Abidjan office
Rayane is a Franco-Beninese graduate of ENSI Limoges with a master's degree in Water Treatment and Environment, having completed an international exchange at Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina. He brings valuable experience from his previous engagement with NGOs in Benin, which will contribute to our project's impact. He is a Project Manager, dedicated to the development of Nature-based Solutions projects in Western Africa.

Antoine Moulin

Legal Counsel
Paris office
Antoine, as in-house legal counsel, brings a level of expertise in the legal and financial domains. Prior joining hummingbirds, for the past 3 years, he served as a corporate lawyer in both international and domestic law offices and as legal counsel for a start-up.

Yasmine Abdelmalek

Legal intern
Paris office
Yasmine is a trainee lawyer in the Lawyers' Training School of Paris, France. She holds a Master's degree in Corporate Law from the University of Panthéon Sorbonne. She works on a broad range of practices from M&A, private equity, venture capital as well as project finance.

Léa Sanz

Project Manager
Abidjan office
Léa holds a master in International affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She brings relevant experiences in NGOs working in developing countries and a first exposure to Ghana forest sector. She focuses on NbS Projects in Central Africa.

Malo Sauzet

Project Manager
Nairobi office
Malo holds a master in Public affairs from the Paris Dauphine University. He brings 4 years of cooperation experience in Africa from his positions at CDC and YCID. He focuses on NbS Projects in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Margaux Varenne

Project Manager
Nairobi office
Margaux recently graduated from two masters at HEC and Polytechnique with relevant experiences at AFD, CIRAD and the French ministry for Environment. She develops NbS projects in South-Eastern Africa. She also supports our headoffice on key structuring processes, helping to shape and implement our corporate strategy.

Eleonore Dal

Project Manager
México office
Eleonore holds a double degree in Agronomy and Rural Development from Montpellier SupAgro and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She worked with the FAO on several positions in the past 3 years in Spain, Italy and more recently Haiti. She focuses on NbS Projects in Latin America.

Angie Bernal

Forestry Intern
Paris office
Angie is a Forest Engineer from the Universidad Distrital FJC in Bogotá. She holds a double Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in European Forestry from the University of Eastern Finland and is completing her studies at Agroparistech University. She brings expertise in developing REDD+ projects with indigenous communities in the Amazon and Andean forests in Colombia.

Tam Do

Remote Sensing Intern
Paris office
Tam is a master's student in Erasmus Mundus European Forestry. She studies at the University of Eastern Finland and AgroParisTech, where she has been equipped with a global view of forest and ecological issues. With her remote sensing and geospatial statistics experience, she will support forest monitoring and ecological risk assessment.

Octave Sansone

Financial Analyst Intern
Abidjan office
Octave is currently following the master in Finance & Strategy at Sciences Po Paris. He previously worked at STOA Infra& Energy. He brings with him previous experiences in emerging countries' investments. He will support the team with its financials aspects.

Claudia Böesser

Communications Manager
Madrid office
Claudia holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. She brings more than 4 years of experience working as a reporter in London and as a corporate communications consultant in the international financial sector. Her goal is to use communication as a means to amplify the global impact of hummingbird’s mission to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss.

Margaux Deljehier

Office manager
Paris office
Margaux acquired a strong experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager in various companies for the past 10 years. She is in charge of the daily management of the office life, the maintenance of the space and the administrative life of the teams. Her organization skills and implication help the team to work in optimal conditions.

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Our strategic committee

Benoît Choppin
Benoît Choppin joined CAPZA in 2006, after gaining initial experience in the Corporate Banking department of Crédit Lyonnais in London and EPF Partners (APAX small caps). He quickly climbed the ladder and became co-Head of the Flex Equity team. In 2021, he was appointed Managing Partner, member of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of CAPZA. In addition to his role as an investor, Benoît has taken ownership of various transversal areas such as human resources, legal, compliance and ESG. Benoît is also a Board member of an endowment fund created by one of our portfolio company CEO to address the energy consumption impacts of the financial market companies and of several start-ups.
Denis Philipon
Denis is the president of Groupe Voyage Privé (VPG), an online travel agency which he founded in 2006. VPG offers a new way of doing business, reconciling economic success with social and environmental initiatives, among them "l'Ecole des XV", an association offering academic support through sports to middle school students from working-class neighborhoods, "Tremplins de l'Innovation", a startup incubator, "Chez Pierre", a restaurant promoting the professional integration of people with disabilities, and most recently, the "Dalida Institute", a unique voice school in Europe. Denis is also presiding the SASP Provence Rugby since 2013, the rugby club of the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis.
Charles Guilhamon
Passionate about travel, Charles Guilhamon is a born entrepreneur who founded his own start-up which was integrated into the Voyage Privé group in 2014. When he joined the group, Charles worked towards the acceleration and strengthening of the group's international development before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Voyage Privé (56 million members, 1.2 million people travelling per year) is committed to reducing its CO2e emissions by 35% per booking by 2026.
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