The team

Complementarity skills in the service OFI

Under French Law (loi 1901), OFI is an “Association recognized to be of public utility” and is composed of volunteers. All team members contribute their professional skills to projects that aim at the empowerment and responsibility of local populations:


ElisabethWalton PrésidenteElizabeth Walton, Présidente 

Elizabeth Walton, President of OFI: Thirty years after her graduation from ESCP, Elizabeth now works as a supply-chain manager for IBM. Involved since 2002 with the methodological support of OFI’s NGO partners, she combines managerial and methodological skills to ensure the proper conduct of projects.

Benjamine Oberoi, Vice-Présidente OFI 

Benjamine Oberoi, Vice President of OFI: after completing her PhD in educational sciences 30 years ago , Benjamine chose to live in Bangalore. International donors recognize her as a consultant in sustainable development. Benjamine offers her expertise in the field to the collaborative work of formalization between NGOs partners. In 2014 Benjamine Oberoi has been promoted “Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite” for her “remarkable commitment towards disadvantaged population, particularly handicapped children and street children”. It is a wonderful recognition for the OFI team!

Nicole Benayoun, Trésorière OFI 

As a math teacher, Nicole carries out the position of Treasurer with rigor and involvement for all projects. Thanks to her professionalism, OFI is able to offer guarantee to international donors.


Laurence de Martrin and Stéphanie Durand Gasselin, Secrétaires OFI 

Respectively an organic farmer and a business leader, Laurence and Stéphanie process all of the association’s information. They are also in charge of OFI communications and volunteer coordination.

Image29OFI volunteers

OFI volunteers are responsible for field surveys, technical support, and fundraising under the supervision of the office. Because of their varying backgrounds and different ages, they contribute complementary skills to the association.