Postdoc researchers at CERMi


Tristan Caballero-Montes

Tristan Caballero-Montes is currently doing a PhD at the University of Mons (Warocqué School of Business and Economics) under the supervision of Professor Marc Labie and Dr. Cécile Godfroid via a scholarship from the Fonds de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines (FRESH – FNRS). The topic of his PhD is “Financial inclusion and sectorial dynamics: Analysis of regulation, competition, and collective action in microfinance”. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the University of Mons, and a Specialised Master in microfinance from Université Libre de Bruxelles, in 2019. He has working experiences in the field of microfinance through medium-term field research carried out at the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA), and at the Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI), especially.

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Cécile Godfroid

Cécile Godfroid is a teaching and research associate at the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (Université de Mons - UMONS) in management and organizational theory. She successfully defended her PhD in August 2018 at CERMi (UMONS) under the supervision of Professor Marc Labie. The topic of her PhD was “Human Resources in Social Enterprises: The Case of Microfinance Loan Officers”. Her doctoral research involved both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and was conducted in Senegal, Ethiopia and Columbia. In 2019, she was welcomed at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and at the CERSEM (Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance) of the University of Agder in Norway for short-term postdoctoral stays. Her current studies are in line with the continuity of her thesis as she keeps working on topics related to organizational behaviour and human resource management in social enterprises and microfinance organizations. She also starts examining other topics in microfinance such as formal regulation of the sector or organizational strategies to cope with external shocks.

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Hélène Joachain

Hélène Joachain is postdoctoral fellow at the CERMi under the supervision of Professor Marek Hudon. Her research focuses on transition to environmental sustainability, and more specifically on behavioural changes and underlying motivations and values. One of her main topics is the role complementary currencies could play in facilitating such a transition to more sustainable lifestyles, including in projects based on common-pooled resources. Hélène holds a PhD in Economics and Management Science from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS). She holds a master in Business Engineering from SBS, a master in Environment (IGEAT) and a master in French Language and Literature (creative writing: ELICIT).  Before joining the ULB, she has worked at Triodos Bank which is specialised in sustainable investments. Since she joined the ULB, she has been, amongst others, actively involved in setting up and coordinating the Innovative Instruments for Energy Saving Policies (INESPO) project funded by Belgian Science Policy. She has also contributed to the feasibility study of Eco-Iris, a complementary currency scheme in the Brussels Region developed for Brussels Environment and participated to the Smart City Block project on the motivation and governance for pooling resources in existing city blocks in Brussels. She is currently working as postdoctoral fellow on the Food4Sustainability project funded by Belgian Science Policy. With the partners to the project (UCL – CPDR and KULeuven – Division of Bioeconomics), she worked first on the role of network bridging organisations in the transition to more sustainable food systems. In the current research phase, she is focusing on the role of values and the potential for transformation of interactions between actors of the regime, organisations from the civil society and local producers.

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