Anaïs has been supporting social and environmental impact-driven start-ups and non-profits across the globe for the past 12 years. Her work has focused on empowering women, promoting renewable energy, and enhancing sustainable agriculture in Africa. With a keen interest in public-private-community partnerships, blended finance, social entrepreneurship, and rural innovation, Anaïs has explored various avenues to combine business with positive social and environmental impact. Born and raised in France to Algerian parents, Anaïs has lived and worked in different parts of the world, including the UK, Madagascar, India, and Zanzibar. Her ability to converse fluently in several languages, coupled with her educational background – a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages Applied to Business & Trade from Sorbonne University and a Master’s in Management from SKEMA Business School – has helped her to build strong relationships with partners and stakeholders from very diverse backgrounds. Currently, Anaïs is focused on raising an impact investment fund called “Barka Fund,” which seeks to support African entrepreneurs with climate-friendly solutions in agriculture and food systems.
Principal, Barka Fund