Fellowship Year: 2010
Nationality: Madagascar
Job Title: Principal Advisor
Organisation: External Affairs, Rio Tinto


Job Title: Principal Advisor

Organisation: External Affairs, Rio Tinto

Professional History: Hugues is Principal Advisor in External Affairs at Rio Tinto. He is an experienced Technician with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Skilled in Local economic development, Intercultural Communication, Sustainable Development, Social License to Operate, and Business Planning. Strong community and social services professional with a Certificate focused in Stakeholder Engagement Academy from Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business and Tutu Fellow committing to contribute to the future of Africa.

Academic and professional credentials: Masters Degree in Innovative Project Management- Université de Bordeaux
Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship- Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Entrepreneuriat (IFE)
Bachelor's Degree in Administration d'Enterprise- INSCAE
Diploma in Community development and SME Management- Mount Carmel Training Center, Haïfa, ISRAËL
Certificate- Entrepreunership/ Entrepreuneral Studies- Université de Sherbrooke



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.