Our team

Zazimut moves forward thanks to a team made up solely of volunteers.

Olivier Malinaud / President – Founding member

I contributed to creating the association Zazimut after being struck with a personal realization. The construction of a new modus operandi for our society is at hand, but though there are more and more of us aware of « Sustainable development » and the advancements it requires, taking action is far from natural.

Citizens and leaders alike have a hard time wrapping their minds around the complexity we are faced with, which delays relevant and optimized action. Zazimut is designed to develop cultural and edutaining projects fueled notably by art – and more generally entertainment and games, to drive a taste for action and dreaming up a better world.

After my degree at AgroParisTech, enhanced with experience in developing educational web content, everything I do is focused on bringing the best I can to the table so that sustainable development would be really, desirably, and beneficially taken charge of. I strive to make our dreams reality.

Isabelle Geffroy / Administrator – Founding member

When I was a kid, I wanted to change the world. Later, I was lucky enough to do what I love : to sing, write music and paint. I am enamored with art, nature, children and people. I have been aware for a while that the world around me, our society, can strive towards a more sustainable, sweeter and kinder future.

I believe in it.

Zazimut is the story of a group of friends that seek to contribute as best they can, because each action counts. In creating Zazimut, I sought to link my music and Zaz’s notoriety to a project for the common good. I want it all to be useful, push further and help convey my emotions.

Today, I am hoping to take part in building a world where every human being, and especially children, can thrive and become more responsible, respectful and mindful just as much of their neighbor as their planet. I am convinced that each little act, every little initiative is helpful and adds to the progression towards making the world a better place.

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Pierre Weick / Administrator

As a geographer, I worked for nearly 30 years in the network of Regional Natural Parks. I was the director of the Ballons des Voges Park, the Vercors Park and of the Federation of Regional Natural Parks which groups 56 of France’s parks.

Today, in addition to my role in Zazimut, I am committed to different projects like the RTE Foundation that encourages initiatives regarding social and solidarity-based economy in rural areas, as well as the Heritage Foundation which sustains projects linked to the environment.

Through the Zazimut project, I am convinced that we can change things using culture as a means of transmission. My goal is for Nature and Humans to live better together.

Education towards sustainable development, preserving common goods, « living together », networking and allowing actors to exchange experiences… all of these are values and convictions I wish to share within the association.

Patricia Gonzalvez / Secretary

During a grim season in my life, Zazimut allowed me to rediscover the desire and the need to share meaning, just like a new spring full of hope and conviction.
After having for a long time conjugated the verb « to do », I have relearned how to conjugate the verb « to be » …
Zazimut’s four focuses, our DNA are very familiar to my heart and soul.
They have allowed me to bounce back from a bleak season of my existence and refocus on the essentials : sharing with and for others.

Serge Vinard / Administrator

Having nearly 30 years of experience managing volunteers, I discovered Zazimut during my first tasks as a volunteer for the first-ever Crussol Festival in 2017.

Then, in 2019, I chose to get even more invested and join the Board. I recognize my values in Zazimut because it is an association that works towards a new functioning for society, one that would be more respectful of the environment, of education and of humans. I love nature, animals, plants, people and am passionate about music.

I wish to get involved in creating a more just society.

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Bernard Kaced / Treasurer

 

Passionate about music, I discovered Zazimut in 2017 through the Crussol Festival.

Back then, I wanted to volunteer to put my electrician capacities to good use in a meaningful project and discover the “back-stage” of the preforming arts professions. Since, I never left Zazimut and decided to join the Board in 2019.

This was an opportunity for me to invest my time in a cause that moves me. Today, on top of my involvement as a volunteer during the main events we organize, I am happy to contribute to the associations fund-raising strategy and partake in its development.