Cedric Mabilotte – President
After 15+ years of a hectic career in multinational companies and international organisations (more info here). Following years of brainstorming involving ethical policies and best practices from
international organisations (EU, UN …), the civil society, and the theories of sustainable development, circular/alternative economy, in addition to the analysis of many hostels visited around the world while backpacking several years, Cedric decided to establish an authentic non-profit social entrepreneurship community project, and currently dedicates his time to Social Entrepreneursh ip and the Economic Transition.
With a Master Degree in Political Sciences (University of Montreal) , he was project manager for “Union Internationale des Auberges de Jeunesse des Pays Francophones ” (International Youth Hostels Organisation) for a year. He is now Project Manager for Hello Marseille and share his time between his Stand Up Paddle Treks company and Hello Marseille.
As our project’s official secretary-accountant, she saves our lifes with her magic baguette everytime we need help with the “mysterious french world” or mess-up with accounting. Originally from the region of Marseille, she has amazing provencal cooking skills.
With a Master’s degree in Literature and another one in Cultural Development, Iris joins the project for 8 months. She is our project manager for the “Union Internationale des Auberges de Jeunesse des Pays Francophones” (www.uiajpf.org). After 5 years in Paris, she comes back to Marseille, a city where she grew up.
I am at university in London currently studying anthropology, and for a six-month placement, I decided to volunteer at Hello Marseille Hostel. It was a great choice as it has allowed me to come into contact with myriads of people from different walks of life, as well as enabling me to discover a city I had previously known nothing about! I have fallen in love with Marseille, and its people, and cannot imagine spending my time anywhere else!