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Marie-Yvonne Charlemagne

Sustainable Forestry

Marie-Yvonne Charlemagne created and manages MYA PARTNERS, a strategic consultancy dedicated to companies investing in Africa with a focus on agriculture, forestry and waste management.

She has been involved in the African continent since starting her career as an accountant with PwC, where she worked for over ten years auditing in France and Gabon. In 1999, she joined Rougier, a family-owned Euronext forestry company with operations in Central Africa, first as Group CFO and from 2015 as Group Deputy CEO. She also held various mandates with Rougier’s subsidiaries and led the Group’s strategic positioning with African governments and professional associations. Since December 2019, she has been an Independent Director of Vilmorin (4th largest global seeding group) and has chaired its audit and risk committees.