Stéphanie Rivoal, 49, is a graduate of the ESSEC business school (1990-1993).
She began her career as an investment analyst working for Goldman Sachs in London between 1993 and 1994.
After a decade in investment banking, including as Senior Vice-President of JPMorgan Chase in London, she decided to leave finance in 2003 to devote all herself full-time to photography, one of her lifelong passions.
Some of her photos have been used to illustrate various books about Paris and London.
Two years later, she became involved with the Action Contre la Faim (ACF, Action Against Hunger) charity and was sent on an assignment as a coordinator to Darfur.
This life-changing experience prompted her to publish her first work entitled Darfur, a collection of text and photography.
Stéphanie Rivoal has been a member of ACF’s board of directors since 2007, initially as treasurer, then vice-president, before being appointed as chairwoman in 2013.
In 2015, she was also made Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’honneur, an honor awarded in recognition of her 21 years of service and her unstinting commitment to humanitarian causes.
In 2016, she was named as France’s ambassador to Uganda, before serving as Secretary General at the Africa-France summit.
As well as serving on Colas’ Board of Directors, Stéphanie Rivoal is a member of the Supervisory Board of Meridiam.