IGN FI has 29 members of staff.

The company’s head office is in Paris and temporary branches are set up in order to ensure closer presence to clients during the phases of project implementation.


Management team

Eric THALGOTT

Eric THALGOTT

Chairman

Eric Thalgott has been the director of the GEOFIT group since the year 2000. He started his career in Nouakchott, Mauritania in1988, participating in a project on the informal regularization of housing. He joined GEOFIT Expertise in 1988 before being named as head of GEOFIT’s topographical department for the west of France in 1989, then Director of the ‘Ile de France’ establishment in 1992, Geomatic projects in 1996 and CEO of the GEOFIT Group’ in 2000.

Christophe DEKEYNE

Christophe DEKEYNE

General manager

Geographic and cartographic State engineer, specialized in photogrammetry (DEA), Christophe Dekeyne worked for 10 years as a project leader then a product manager developing the topographic database (BDTopo) of the French National Geographic Institute (IGN). He joined the IGN FI team in 2000 and after 2 spending years as a technical expert, he became European Manager and then Business Development Manager from 2006 to 2013. He was named as Senior advisor for European and International Affairs of IGN in 2014 before being appointed General Manager of IGN FI and took office on 1 July 2015.

Aurélie MILLEDROGUES

Aurélie MILLEDROGUES

Technical and quality manager

Geographic and cartographic State engineer and graduated in geodesy from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton in Canada), Aurélie worked as a consultant in geomatics in France and abroad for 8 years. She then took over management of the IGN Conseil team for 6 years. She has the Technical and Quality Director at IGN FI since 2008.


Regional Managers

Aude ARESTE-LAMENDOUR

Aude ARESTE-LAMENDOUR

Central & Eastern Africa
  • Graduated from a Business School with an M2 postgraduate degree in international marketing and international relations and languages
  • Aude has always worked in business development and marketing on projects related to emerging countries
  • She joined IGN FI in 2008
  • Gaëtan CHAUDAGNE

    Gaëtan CHAUDAGNE

    Middle East, Northern Africa, Eastern & Southern Asia
  • Graduated from the Montpellier Business School and the University of Sichuan (China)
  • Gaëtan worked for a large French industrial group in a sales position before spending 4 years in China working as sales director in the field of energy
  • He joined IGN FI in 2014
  • Christophe GRATEAU

    Christophe GRATEAU

    Nothern & Eastern Africa
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG)
  • Christophe has worked at IGN for the last 29 years on various phases of the process to create national geographic data infrastructures
  • He joined IGN FI in 2007
  • Benoît KIÉNÉ

    Benoît KIÉNÉ

    Central & Southern America, Western Africa, Europe
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) with a specialization in territorial engineering and a Master’s degree in political sciences from the University of Paris-Dauphine and the National School of Administration
  • Benoît started his career at IGN as a consultant before moving to a position as project leader. He then worked for the Ile-de-France Regional Authorities as a project leader responsible for scheduling major public transport projects
  • He joined IGN FI in 2016

  • Technical team

    Hélène AUGU

    Hélène AUGU

    Project manager, GIS & DB expert
  • Graduated from the Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School (EPFL) with a degree in Environmental sciences and engineering with a specialisation in Geomatics-GIS
  • Hélène worked for 5 years at the French national agency for water and aquatic environments (Onema – today French biodiversity agency) as responsible of geographic databases
  • She joined IGN FI in 2012 as project manager and GIS expert. She also acts as technical bid manager
  • Didier BOUTELOUP

    Didier BOUTELOUP

    Project manager, Geodesy, GIS & DB expert
  • Graduated with an Engineering diploma in State geographical and mapping work
  • Didier has taken part in various projects around the world and more particularly in the field of geodesy. He previously worked for IGN Conseil as an expert on a number of GIS and database projects and also spent 7 years teaching at the ENSG (National School of Geographic Sciences) for the Global and Spatial positioning department
  • Grégoire CÉZARD

    Grégoire CÉZARD

    TI support
  • Graduated from the 3IL School in Limoges with an Engineer’s diploma then continued his studies to obtain a Master’s degree in IT
  • Grégoire worked for a year as IT manager for the Dominican Republic
  • He joined IGN FI in 2004 as systems and networks administrator
  • Mathilde DUMONT

    Mathilde DUMONT

    Photogrammetry & Spatial imagery expert
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) with a degree in Geomatics and the Environment
  • Mathilde worked as a geospatial analyst for the French Ministry of Defense for 8 years
  • She joined IGN FI in 2016 and now works as an Expert in aerial and spatial imagery
  • Yvan GAUTHIER

    Yvan GAUTHIER

    Project manager, GIS & DB expert
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) with a degree in Engineering and also has a Master’s degree in Geomatics
  • Yvan worked at IGN for 9 years, first in the department managing the production and update of vector databases, then in the consultancy department at IGN
  • He joined IGN FI in 2014 and works as a project manager on GIS and data base projects
  • Gabriel JAFFRAIN

    Gabriel JAFFRAIN

    Project manager, Land cover/use, Remote sensing & Environment expert
  • Graduated with a degree in Advanced studies in Geography, the Environment and the Spatial studies using remote sensing. He also has a diploma in Ecology from the University of Rennes
  • Gabriel is a well-known european expert in the fields of  Environment,  Land cover and  landscape dynamics. He is in charge of quality assurance for a number of topic mapping projects in Europe and worldwide. He is actively involved on ecosystem accounting initiatives
  • He joined IGN FI in 1995 as an expert in land cover/use and works as a project manager
  • Yannick  Le Gléau

    Yannick Le Gléau

    Project manager, GIS & DB expert
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) with a Master’s in Geographic Sciences, a degree in Applied mathematics and a Technical College Diploma (DUT) in statistics
  • Yannick spent 8 years in Africa, working on various geomatic projects for the French Embassy and a Design office in geological mapping
  • He joined IGN FI in 2015 and has mainly worked on two projects: “Restoration of topographic maps at a scale of 1:200,000 in Mali” and “Border mapping: advice on decision-making in the Republic of Congo”
  • Adrien MOIRET

    Adrien MOIRET

    GIS, Remote sensing & Environment expert
  • Graduated with a degree in Matter sciences and a Master’s degree in Geo-risks and environmental information
  • Adrien has participated in several projects that have enabled him to reinforce his experience in the field of geomatics, working on follow-up and management of the environment
  • He joined IGN FI in 2015 as an expert in GIS and remote sensing. He also works as a trainer in geomatics for various projects
  • Camille PINET

    Camille PINET

    Project manager
  • Graduated from the National School of Agronomics in Rennes
  • Camille has been coordinating international projects for the last 18 years coordinating multi-skilled teams and international consortiums
  • She joined IGN FI in 1998 as an expert in GIS and the environment then went on to work as a project manager. She has been coordinating works management since 2011 as well as following up Contractor work for a huge skills transfer and support project to follow up land use dynamics using satellite images in Central and Western Africa
  • Alain RIVAS

    Alain RIVAS

    Cartography & Image processing expert
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) with a Diploma specializing in mapping
  • Alain spent 26 years at ‘IGN Espace’ working on processing and interpreting satellite images as well as the production of mapping data
  • He joined IGN FI in 2016 as a technical expert in mapping & image processing
  • Cyril Romieu

    Cyril Romieu

    Project manager, Geodesy expert
  • Graduated from the National School of Geographic Sciences (ENSG) and has a Post-graduate diploma (DEA) in astronomy, celestial mechanics and geodesy
  • Cyril has worked on carious geodesy projects around the world, mainly for the Special projects departments at IGN and IGN FI. Cyril also taught at the ENSG for three years. He was a project manager for the Mapping and border demarcation project’ for the border between Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Qatar
  • He has been project manager for the national mapping programme in Benin since 2015
  • Irina SIBISTIANU

    Irina SIBISTIANU

    Production manager, GIS expert
  • Graduated from the Foreign Languages and Literature faculty of the University of Bucharest
  • Irina worked as production coordinator and project manager at the Romanian branch of IGN FI for 8 years
  • She joined IGN FI in 2009 and works on the follow-up and quality control of data before turnover to clients and as a GIS expert. She is part of the team working to implement the National land administration information system project in Uganda
  • Patrick STIMPSON

    Patrick STIMPSON

    Project manager, Cartography expert
  • Graduated with an Engineering diploma in State geographical and mapping work, specializing in geographic information systems
  • Patrick worked for 25 years at IGN as an expert in digital mapping, digital processes, database management and quality control
  • He joined IGN FI in 2007 and currently works as a deputy project manager in Uganda on the project to implement the National land administration information system