Our Ambassador of the Week is Julien Ancele from France. He is Deputy CEO at 1001fontaines, a social business that works to bring clean drinking water to developing communities through recruiting, training, and supporting micro-entrepreneurs within rural communities.
Google Impact Challenge France has announced that 1001fontaines has been selected as one of the ten finalists of its 2015 awards. The competition is designed to reward innovative projects that use technology to make the world a better place.
1001fontaines has now enabled 96 entrepreneurs to produce clean drinking water locally for 180,000 people. The organisation has beneficiaries in Cambodia, Madagascar and India. You can follow 1001fontaines on Twitter, Facebook and via their website.
Julien's team have the opportunity to win a 500,000 Euro grant and get practical support from Google France. You can vote for the project until October 7 from any device and help 1001fontaines bring clean drinking water to 1 million people by 2020.
Julien is a graduate of the ESCP Europe Business School with academic degrees in France (Diplôme Grandes Ecoles), England (MSc from CassS Business School) and Germany (Diplom-Kaufmann).
Before joining 1001fontaines, Julien worked as a strategy and sustainability consultant within the Paris Office of Accenture. He spent 8 years designing and shaping strategic initiatives for global players in the fields of consumer goods, natural resources and logistics. In particular, Julien was highly committed to help forward-thinking organizations to drive profitable growth while striving for a positive economic, environmental and social impact.
Julien was previously working for 1001fontaines on a pro bono basis and contributed to the 2020 strategic plan. He is now working full-time on the initiative and is focused on the delivery & execution of the strategy.
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