Break Poverty Foundation is recognized of public utility. It is presided by its founder, Mr. Denis Metzger.
Denis Metzger has always been committed to humanitarian causes whilst pursuing a career in investment banking in New York, London and Paris. He is the Chairman of Chequers Capital, a leading private equity investor in Europe. He participated in the creation of Action Against Hunger, the “Appel pour le Combat” with Abbé Pierre and “Droit d’Urgence”. He was the President of ACF France and Chairman of its International Board from 2006 to 2013.
Pierre Derieux is a consultant and independent investor. He began his career as a production engineer in the steel industry. He then spent 18 years working for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in France and in the United States. Specifically, he directed the expertise center for Industry in Paris, and is part of the management team in charge of the totality of BCG activities for France. Pierre graduated from l’Ecole Polytechnique and from l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Serge Papin is the President and CEO of Système U since 2005. Passionate about literature, he created the publishing house ‘Mosée Editions’ with Louis-Marie Barbarit. He is also the author of ‘Consommer moins, consommer mieux’ in collaboration with Jean-Marie Pelt and Céline Rouden (Ed. Autrement, 2009). Serge Papin has actively participated in several programs that support the most destitute in France and internationally.
Christian Dargnat is the President of Dargnatnomics, a consulting firm in finance, economy, geo-economy and geopolitics. Prior to this, Christian was the CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has also presided l’EFAMA (European Fund & Asset Management Association). Christian Dargnat is the President of the association that financed En Marche! He is a professor in Geo-economy and lecturer at HEC and Sciences Po.
Having first studied in history and geography, Véronique Saint Olive later also graduated from Science Po Lyon. She first worked for the Journal Rhone Alpes, and subsequently worked for Libération before joining France 2 where she covered the highest political events in France. She was accredited to the Elysée where she followed the President Jacques Chirac. She was nominated head of the politics department and became chief editor of the TV programs Des Paroles et des Actes and of l’Emission Politique.
With a degree from Dauphine and Sciences Po Paris, Valérie Daher has been invested in the humanitarian sector for over 15 years, specifically within Action against Hunger France as the director of communication and development. She then became the managing director of ACF Development, thus responsible for the international development of this network until 2018. Valérie Daher is a member of the French Fundraisers Association and a lecturer at the French Certificate of Fundraising at ESSEC.
With a master’s degree in communication, Sophie dedicated the first ten years of her professional life to development projects in Africa and Asia, as well as being the director of Agir Pour le Cambodge. She then worked for another ten years in an agency focused on scientific communication before joining the Break Poverty Foundation in May 2019 as an executive assistant.
Graduated from the ESSEC Business School with a PhD in the domain of how big corporations deal with poverty, Christophe has always worked on subjects related to the public’s general interest. After working five years at BearingPoint as a development consulter, he develops an expertise in impact evaluation at KiMSO for more than two years. Specialized in subjects related to poverty and equal opportunities for all, he becomes head of the program department at the Break Poverty Foundation in December 2018.
Graduated from the University of Panthéon Sorbonne and then from the Sorbonne Business School in “Marketing and Business Practices”, Deborah Weyd begins her career at SNCF in 2005. Then, in 2006, she joins the Eurostar group as a sales manager before being promoted in 2014 as a media and acquisition manager at the global level. In June 2019, she leaves the profit sector and chooses to join the Break Poverty Foundation to become head of the resource development department.