• Arnaud Poissonnier, CEO and founder of Babyloan

    I used to lead a sheltered life as a wealth management banker but everything changed when I heard of the NGO ACTED and their work in Tajikistan. My life was turned around after I on the field, discovered microcredit and saw for myself the predicament of these populations who do not have access to the traditional banking system. At that point I just had to get involved and I knew there was no going back: solidarity economics were my true calling. I will never forget the first time I met with a microcredit recipient; her name was Satarova and she was from Douchanbe. Her smile simply radiated pride in being able to show that she could make it on her own. That is the very core of what we do at Babyloan.

    Arnaud Poissonnier's story

    • Cristina Alvarez, green microfinance analyst

      After more than 15 years of professional experience in financial markets, I decided to change path and to turn to international cooperation sector in order to make a more philanthropic use of finances! After a Master in Development at Sciences Po, I started to work in microfinance at Babyloan where I can combine my financial expertise with my desire to support disadvantaged people. When I go on the field to audit our partner institutions, I have the opportunity to have a closer look at how microfinance really helps this people improve their lives!

      • Alice Frangulian, microfinance analyst

        Alice, microfinance analystAfter graduating from a business school, I decided quite naturaly to join Babyloan, as I was looking for a small company linking financial expertise and social impact. I've always been wanting to make solidarity a big part of my career path, and thanks to Babyloan, I am able to work with and meet people around the world fighting poverty and inequalities. Cherry on the cake: being able to work every day in a great team, that has strong common values !

         

        • We miss her: Aurélie Duthoit

          Aurélie Duthoit launched Babyloan with Arnaud Poissonnier in 2008 and now devotes herself to personal projects but we still think about her. Thank you Aurélie!

          • Claire Guyon, Marketing & Communications manager

            Claire, marketing manager

             

            I chose Babyloan after living several years abroad, in search of a job in line with my values, that would allow me to come back to France while keeping an international dimension to it. Our team, tool and purpose makes every day different and exiting !