Mission

Who we are

Impact investing is investment which has the explicit expectation of achieving social and/or environmental gain alongside an expected financial return. Impact investing occupies the space between philanthropic giving on the one hand and financial investment indifferent to impact on the other hand.

It is a fast growing sector in the global market. Today, $31 billion are committed to impact investing, 2600 subscribed investors and 400 impact investing funds around the world.

Impact Partners, initially  launched as Yunus Social Business Tunisia (YSB Tunisia), has developed a number of local and international partnerships with organizations  supporting the emergence of impacting investing in Tunisia.

YSB Tunisia is a member of the network of Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives , an organization, co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Pr. Muhammad Yunus, promoting the social business concept and supporting business with high potential of impact with acceleration programs and investments.

Our Partners



At Impact Partner, we value the power of collaboration and partnerships with other organizations to scale up the support to entrepreneurs and increase our impact. Below are some of the valuable current partners




 
 


Team

Fares Mabrouk

Managing Director


Previously Fares was leading the YSB Global Initiatives acceleration programs. Prior to that, he cofounded and ran a number of enterprises based in North Africa, focused on oil logistics, mobile payment and link journalism. Fares was visiting professor at Sciences-Po in Paris and was selected as Yale World Fellow in 2010. Fares obtained a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and has a degree in Economic and Statistics from the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration in Paris.

Leila Charfi

Partnerships Director


Previously, Leila was YSB Tunisia’s Country Director. Before that, Leila worked for 6 years at Microsoft first in Tunisia as the Microsoft Innovation Center Director then in Africa as the Director of innovation partnerships with African incubators and IT hubs. Before that, Leila worked for 6 years in the telecom industry in Canada then France. Leila has a Computer Engineering degree from ENSI, Tunisia and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Camille Courtaud

Head of Entrepreneur Services


Previously Camille was Head of Acceleration & Investment at YSB. Prior to YSB, Camille worked for more than five years as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger in Paris, where she served clients mainly in public and consumer goods sectors and financial services. In parallel, she was involved with a French nonprofit organization in the support of those excluded from the traditional banking system to start their own business through micro-loans . Camille holds a Master in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School and she studied both in France and Singapore.

Mehdi Bousnina

Evaluation & Monitoring Manager


Previously, Mehdi was the Office Manager of YSB Tunisia for one year. He graduated from IHEC Carthage and prior to YSB he worked as an auditor and financial consultant for several nonprofit organizations. Mehdi is also providing financial and budgetary control services on several projects with the British Council Tunisia.

Mayssa Mrabet

Communication Manager


Mayssa Mrabet is the Communication Manager at Impact Partner. Mayssa worked at Nextedia at the very beginning of her career, one of the first French agencies specialized in SEO and digital communication. Graduated from the School of Arts and Multimedia, she was able to play multiple roles at Edatis for several years as a senior account manager and business developer on a portfolio of clients and then as a consultant in ergonomics and ecommerce on web & mobile projects. Mayssa had also a Team Leader position for two years in a digital and commercial delegation agency.

Maxime de Cordes

Volonteer


Maxime has served as a financial auditor within the audit firm Deloitte from 2014 to 2015 and as a lawyer, specialized in commercial and corporate litigation, from 2015 to 2016, both in Brussels. He graduated in business law and holds a complementary diploma in business administration and management as well as a certificate in social entrepreneurship. Maxime speaks French, English and Dutch.

Sarra Ben Miled

Investment Associate


Prior to YSB, she worked as a credit analyst at the Arab Tunisian Bank for over two years. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management of Tunisia with a Bachelor degree in Economics and Banking and later on she received her Master degree in Corporate Finance from the Mediterranean School of Business (MSB). Sarra has a profound interest in social entrepreneurship and private equity.

Mehdi Mrabet

Social Business Consultant


Mehdi Mrabet is a "Social Business Consultant" at Impact Partner. Mehdi's mission is to manage projects in their post-investment phase at YSB Tunisia for 5 months. Prior to this, Mehdi worked as a consultant specialized in organizational audit of commercial services for several Tunisian companies. For more than 10 years, he led the commercial department of the Domaine Neferis SMVDA. Mehdi is also a member of the Association for Sustainable Development in the region of Ain Draham and Bni Mtir in Jendouba. Mehdi holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Cady Ayaad Marrakech Morocco University.