“My ambition is to try to unlock the secret of how to invent a new social and economic model, and not wait for the epiphany to start building it anyway.”
Faustine previously worked for 4 years in the public sector in France, as the political and economic adviser to several members of Parliament and Presidents of local authorities, as well as in the headquarters of a political party. She provided policy analysis on matters as diverse as macroeconomic policies, decentralisation reform, transport infrastructures, or even sewage systems. Her last job before joining On Purpose was as the economic adviser to the President of the Regional Government of Basse-Normandie, where she advised the President on local economic development policies (public funding for local industries, innovation strategy, vocational training…) and ensured proper negotiation with private and public stakeholders. Prior to this, Faustine worked for a year for Convergences, a thinktank dedicated to innovative partnerships between the public, private, and non-profit sectors to fight poverty. As Convergences’ study officer, she designed the programme of a 3-days international conference on partnerships for development and innovative business practices, and she coordinated the publication of two booklets presenting up-to-date data and analysis on social entrepreneurship and microfinance. Faustine holds a bachelor degree in political sciences, with a special focus on comparative politics of Europe and Latin America, a MSc in development economics from SciencesPo Paris, and a MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics.