The Team

Introducing the Climate Chance team !

  • Romain CROUZET

    Managing Director


    International negotiations expert principally relating to climate change issues. International relations and environmental analyst for the State of Minas Gerais in Brasil, then co- founder of a sustainable development consulting firm in Brasil. Romain joined Climate Chance in order to increase his involvement in subjects linked to climate change action by non-state actors.

  • Anne RAIMAT

    Director of Biodiversity


    Specialist in international issues and local authorities, Anne has been for more than 15 years Director of International Relations and Development in the public and private sectors. She managed numerous multi-actor, urban and environmental projects in Africa, India and South America. She joins the team in 2022 to develop a climate-biodiversity strategy for the association.


    Director of Communication


    Virginie graduated from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Marketing, Communication and Media. With several years of professional experience in the private sector (media, advertising, consulting agencies and studies) and in the associative sector as a volunteer, she joined Climate Chance in March 2020. Convinced by the values promoted by the Socialy and Solidarity Economy, Virginie reinforces her commitment and brings her communication expertise to the association.

  • Nicolas JELANSKY

    Administrative & Financial Director


    Neoma Business School alumni, Nicolas has worked as a Chief Financial Officer for nonprofit organizations in the performing arts sector and for the International Union of Architects where he successfully organized several world events and promoted sustainable development strategies for the profession. He joins Climate Chance as CFO in September 2022.


    Research Officer


    With a background in economics, sociology, and political science, Tania completed her studies in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po Paris. Her areas of interest include grassroots and local-led environmental action. She joined Climate Chance in 2020 for her master's internship, and has stayed on since, joining the Observatory full-time in 2022.

  • Mélaine Assè-Wassa SAMA

    Project Officer for Climate Action in Africa


    Mélaine holds a master’s degree in environmental law and policy and is currently preparing a PhD thesis on voluntary commitments in international environmental law at the University of La Rochelle and the University of Lomé (Togo). He joins Climate Chance in 2022 as Climate Action Project Officer in Africa.

  • Estelle METHENS

    Events Officer


    Estelle graduated from HEC Paris with a degree in Environment and Social Innovation. Having developed an in-depth knowledge of sustainable development education matters, particularly during her time at UNESCO, she decided to channel her energy into a new project and joined the Climate Chance team in early 2024.

  • Laura GOUDRIAS

    Biodiversity Project Officer


    During her experiences in environmental governance and ecosystem protection in Latin America and South East Asia, Laura supported local initiatives oriented toward an ecological transition and a rights-based conservation approach. After three years of coordinating a European local development program and animating its regional multi-actor network, she joined Climate Chance as a "Biodiversity Project Officer.

  • Souleymane CONDE

    Project Officer for the Guinea Biodiversity Corridor


    Souleymane Conde holds a degree in Physical Geography and Environment from the UGLC, University of Sonfonia Conakry. He has worked on environmental and social impact assessments for various mining companies, chaired the "Association des Jeunes pour la Restauration", and was a project coordinator at Guinée Écologie. Since January 2024, he is Project Officer for the Guinea Biodiversity Corridor at Climate Chance.


    Support Officer for the Guinea Biodiversity Corridors Project


    Currently in Guinea, Elsa has joined the team as an international solidarity volunteer to help launch the biodiversity corridors project.

  • Noemi AMELYNCK

    Intern Networking and Events Africa - Europe


    Noemi is currently pursuing a Master's in Politics and Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris and is an intern at Climate Chance, interested in working on issues surrounding climate change and sustainable development.