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Ludivine Houdet

Fundraising Director, MSF Southern Africa

Ludivine has a solid experience in fundraising and donor’s cultivation strategies in the INGO sector. She graduated in both Political Sciences and Development Anthropology in Paris, Melbourne and Grahamstown. Ludivine started her career at Reporter Sans Frontieres and Handicap International. After 5 years working for Plan International in Paris, she came in South Africa in 2011 and joined Doctors without Borders/ MSF as the Corporate and Major Donor Coordinator. For the last 6 years, as the Fundraising Director, she developed a sound fundraising strategy, built a team, and delivered growth for MSF Southern Africa. Ludivine, in 2017 joined an MSF international platform, Dirfund, whose objective is to develop, facilitate and monitor the implementation of the international MSF fundraising strategy. This experience reinforced her global strategic competencies and used her insights on how to innovate, test and succeed in various markets. What else? Outside of her passion for humanitarianism, Ludivine likes to spend time with her family, follow African fashion and read. Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie is a favorite author!