Georges Alé

Founder & CEO // SDP Consulting

EIC Session: Navigating Africa´s Infrastructure Landscape

Georges Alé holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.

He spent most of his 25 years of experience in management positions at Vinci Construction and Vinci Concessions in several African countries and in France, he joined Bouygues Group in 2018 as Managing Director of Colas Africa.

In 2022, he founded SDP, a Consultancy firm focused on infrastructure development in Africa. Georges’ ambition is to help reduce failure rates in the financing, design, construction and operation of infrastructure projects in Africa.

Richard Amor

Director Partnerships for Impact // EIB Global

EIC Session: The Role of the EIB in the EU Global Gateway Initiative

Richard Amor is Director of Partnerships for EIB Global, the European Investment Bank’s investment arm for operations outside of the European Union.

Prior to taking up his current position, Richard led the Corporate Finance team for EIB Global, with a focus on lending to the energy, ICT, agri-business and global health sectors across the world.

Before joining the EIB in 2007, Richard worked for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Tokyo and Frankfurt.

Benoît Chauvin

EIC President & Senior Vice President, Business Development // Colas

Closing Remarks

Mr Chauvin is a graduate of the ESTP and ENSPM Engineering Schools. He began his career in 1984 in the oil construction sector at Bouygues Offshore. He held several international management positions, first in overseeing offshore installation projects, then in managing major turnkey projects.

In 1998, he moved into an executive management role, overseeing functional entities in fields such as engineering, in particular as CEO of SOFRESID.

In 2012, he joined Colas as CEO of its energy subsidiary, SPAC, and then four years later was appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of Africa. In 2018, he became head of the newly created Business Development entity within International Executive Management (excluding the Americas), and in 2020 he was appointed head of the Colas Group’s Business Development Department.

Philip Crampton

FIEC President & Joint Managing Director // G&T Crampton

Opening Remarks

Philip Crampton is the President of FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation since May 2022. Previously, he was Vice-President of FIEC in charge of Communication since 2016.

He is Joint Managing Director of G&T Crampton Ltd, Ireland.  

Philip has served as President of the Irish Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in 2012/2013. Also at CIF, he was the Chairman of two key policy committees: the Procurement, Tendering and Contractual Policy committee and the Taxation, Investment and Public Spending committee.

Renaud Digoin Danzin

Chief Strategy Officer // Bouygues Construction Group

FIEC Session: Interactive Roundtable Discussion

At the start of his career, Renaud Digoin Danzin had operational responsibilities in the international activities of Vinci Energies. He subsequently managed the industrial services activities of Siemens France. After spending a period working in a mergers and acquisitions consultancy, he joined the Management Committee of SPIE in the United Kingdom in 2009 as Executive Director. He then moved to Exyte in 2016 as Managing Director for Western Europe, before joining the group’s Executive Board with responsibility for risk management and internal control, and leading preparations for a stock market flotation.

In 2021, Renaud joined the Bouygues Construction Group as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer at Bouygues Energies & Services and contributed to the acquisition process of Equans. In October 2022, he was appointed Chief Strategy Officer at Bouygues Construction.

Renaud Digoin Danzin is a member of the Executive Committee of Bouygues Construction.

Ines Ferguson

President // EFCA

EIC Session: Strategic procurement to deliver EU Global Gateway investments

Ines Ferguson is Business Development Director in TYPSA, a consulting engineering firm with 3,500 staff working in 35 countries, and the current President of EFCA, the European Federation of Consulting Engineers representing associations form 28 countries.

Ms. Ferguson holds leadership positions in International, European and Spanish organisations representing the private sector and is strongly committed to the green, digital and inclusive transformation of the business models.

She has extensive experience in tenders and projects financed by international donors and multilateral financial institutions related to infrastructure, energy and cities, and an in-depth knowledge of the procurement procedures and standards related to consulting services contracts.

She holds MSc. degrees in Corporate Sustainability and International Business and has a solid International management background.

Nina Kreutzman

President Building Committee // European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)

FIEC Session: Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Nina Kreutzman is employed by Rakennusliitto, the Construction Workers’ Union of Finland, and has a Master´s degree in International Management from the HANKEN School of Economics. She is interested in Corporate Social Responsibility, issues related to labour mobility, social dumping and grey economy. 

Mrs. Kreutzman is currently President of the Building Committee at the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW).

Karel Lannoo

CEO // The Center for European Studies (CEPS)

Opening Keynote Speech

Karel Lannoo has been Chief Executive of CEPS since 2000, Europe’s leading independent European think tank, ranked among the top ten think tanks in the world. He manages a staff of 70 people.

Karel was an Independent Director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españolas), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (2006-18) and is a member of foundation boards and advisory councils.

He has published several books on capital markets, MiFID, and the financial crisis, the most recent of which is The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union, 2015. He is also the author of many op-eds and articles published by CEPS or in international newspapers and reviews. Karel is a regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (the European Commission, European Parliament, etc.) and at international conferences and executive learning courses.

Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in Philosophy (1984) and an MA in Modern History (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986).

Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (Students’ Cultural Centre in Leuven), did an internship at the European Commission (spokesperson’s service in Jacques Delors’ time); was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi of Raul Gardini) and a professional association, and was also active as a freelance journalist (among others for the Financial Times’ Financial Regulation Report, for many years).

Paola Malabaila

CEO // Malabaila & Arduino Construction

FIEC Session: Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Mrs. Paola Malabaila is an engineer. She is CEO of the family company Malabaila & Arduino s.p.A., which is active in civil and industrial, public and private construction in Italy and in France.

She is also Vice President of ANCE – President of the Council of ANCE Regional Associations and President of ANCE Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta.

As of 16 May 2024, she will represent Italy in the FIEC Steering Committee.

Philippe Moseley

Team Leader, DG Grow // European Commission

FIEC Session: Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Philippe Moseley works in Brussels at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). Within the Construction Unit, he leads the Competitiveness and Sustainable Construction team, which is responsible for policies addressing the competitiveness of the construction industry and its twin green and digital transitions.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2014, Mr Moseley practised as a professional architect and urbanist in the private sector for over 15 years, designing buildings and infrastructure projects across Europe. He holds Masters degrees in architecture (Royal College of Art, London) and in urbanism (KU Leuven university, Belgium).

Sergio Oliete Josa

Head of Unit for Sustainable Transport and Urban Development

EIC Session: Sustainable Investments in the Transport Sector under the EU Global Gateway

Sergio Oliete Josa is Head of Unit for Sustainable Transport and Urban Development at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships. A civil engineer by training, Mr. Oliete Josa holds a PhD in Transport Engineering and Infrastructure from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a DESS in Urban Planning from the Université de Montréal.

He joined the European Commission in the Delegations to Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cameroon, where he spent 15 years and gained extensive experience in international cooperation in the field of transport infrastructure. In the context of the EU Global Gateway, he is now based in Brussels advising EU Delegations on policy and providing support to ensure the quality of the operations.

David Rose

Director // LACS Training


David has a 25-year track record of successfully developing and delivering tailor-made communication services for European advocacy associations, the corporate sector, European institutions, national governments, international organisations and NGOs.

An expert moderator and facilitator, he regularly runs high-level policy debates and invite-only EU stakeholder dialogues in Brussels and across Europe on industrial, energy, climate, environment, trade and health policy.

In parallel, David advises his clients in developing and evolving impactful national and European campaigns and their associated communication tools, as well as training their leadership teams and staff in impactful communication and influence.