Before joining QMM a subsidiary of RIO TINTO in 2007, Hugues was a coordinator of the business incubator program of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.
role was to accompany a dozen projects each year from idea to business plan.
also pioneered in 2007, with some friends, an NGO IDEM, which aims to promote entrepreneurial culture.
Hugues has been a consultant in a project founded by the World Bank to support small and micro businesses in gem mining.
made recommendations on how to mine ruby or sapphire as well as on how to get a credit and run a mining business.
has had training in community development and management of micro enterprises.
went to Israel in 2006 allowing him to study the kibbutz, as a social and economic empowerment tool.
Hugues obtained his Master's degree in Innovative project Management from Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux IV, France and a Master's degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Mauritius.
He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Management from INSCAE (Institut National des Sciences Comptable et de l'Administration des Entreprises) in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Hugues is a LIONS Club member and is currently the secretary of his Club for the Lions year 2010-2011.