A team of experts passionate about
politics, public policies and innovation!

A multidisciplinary team
A team with a varity of international backgrounds
A capacity to manage international projects
A team with experience in working both with the public and private sectors
Fanny Brûlebois
Fanny Brûlebois
A public sector and innovation specialist, Fanny is a partner at OpenCitiz and leads the company.

Fanny started her career in Paris as a consultant at McKinsey Implementation before joining the services of the French Prime Minister in 2013.

During the first years she was in charge of projects related to the reform of the State at the "SGMAP" (General Secretariat for the Modernisation of Public Action) and later Fanny joined the team developing state startups at the DINSIC (Interministerial Directorate for Digital and Information Systems and Communication).

In 2016, she co-founded OpenCitiz to meet the growing demand for expertise in the field of digital transformation and local innovation. Fanny has expertise in territorial innovation and in defining smart city strategies. She also has a solid experience in managing multi-partnership and large-scale projects at national and local level.

Having been locally elected for 8 years, she has an excellent knowledge of local authorities. Fanny is also a member of Sciences Po's scientific committee on smart cities.

Fanny has lived in France, the United States, Russia, Canada and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
Emira Bouhel
Cyril Soulaïmana
Senior consultant
Cyril joined the OpenCitiz team in 2020.

He developed in France and in Canada a strong expertise in the field of innovation of cities, territories and digital issues. 
His passed experiences made him grow from the public sphere to private practices such as Microsoft France or Fluicity. 
He also worked for French local administrations (Rennes Métropole, Saint-Malo Agglomeration). This great diversity of experiences gave him a good understanding of stakes and issues linked to territorial innovation.

As of today, he is a senior consultant at OpenCitiz. He uses all his technical and strategic knowledge to help territories set up and implement their local digital strategies. 

Cyril speaks and works in english, french and spanish. 
Marine Chevallereau
Marine Chevallereau
Senior Consultant
Marine is a consultant at OpenCitiz and specialises in the analysis of local innovation policies and urban development.

A graduate of the Urban School of Paris at Sciences Po, she worked as a consultant at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in Mexico City. Specialising in sustainable development and mobility, she supported several Mexican municipalities in the development of their mobility plans and the installation of intelligent transportation systems. She also contributed to the evaluation of urban security policies in Mexico City and authored several research projects, particularly on gender and mobility issues.

At OpenCitiz, Marine works on smart city projects and the analysis of usages, as well as on projects related to mobility and local innovation more broadly.

Marine has lived in Mexico, Argentina and France. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Famke Krumbmüller
Maria Mancouri

Maria studied at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris. She joined OpenCitiz in 2021 and is in charge of the subject of digital mediation.

Thanks to her Political Sciences degree and her time at the Urban School, Maria understands the institutions and their internal organisation. To do so, she uses her knowledge of sociology, law and public policies.

She has a deep understanding of the local issues. She was an assistant for a French MP. She also worked at the urbanism service of the Aix-en-Provence City. 

She led a mission for the Real Estate Developer Federation on the future of the housing production in France. 

Since she studies in an international high school and was in student exchange in Canada, Maria has a good english level.

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Famke Krumbmüller
Famke Krumbmüller
An expert in national and European politics and policies, Famke is a partner at OpenCitiz.

Famke began her career in London as an analyst in charge of political risk in Europe at the renowned firm Eurasia Group. She was responsible for advising clients on political risk in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. She co-founded OpenCitiz in 2016 and now led its pratice "European and national politics & policies" ahead of joining EY's Geostrategic Business Group as a Director responsible for EMEIA. In 2017, Forbes named her as one of the 30 most influential personalities in Europe and is she is a contributor to Forbes.com. She is regularly invited to comment on current affairs to the media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, France 24, Al Jazeera, RFI, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Famke has lived, studied and worked in Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. She is a graduate of Maastricht University, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
Emira Bouhel
Judith Lienhard
Judith is an urban innovation and local governments consultant. She graduated from a double master’s degree in Urban Policies at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.

Judith joined OpenCitiz in September 2019 bringing to the team her experience in multi-stakeholder partnerships. As part of the DataCity programme run by NUMA and the City of Paris, she was in charge of several experiments on mobility, energy and public space issues.

She advised civil servants, corporate groups and startups on the creation of new urban services. Prior to that, she worked within the local development team of the Paris City Hall and for the real estate company ICADE.

This taught her complex knowledge on local development and urban development issues.

Judith has a keen interest in city making and best practices exchange both nationally and internationally. She wrote her master’s thesis on the “Réinventer Paris” bid.
Xavier Alberici
Xavier Alberici
Xavier is a business development manager at OpenCitiz, in charge of managing client relationships and driving the acquisition of new business.

Prior to joining OpenCitiz as a business development manager, Xavier worked in a startup specialized in EdTech (Education Technology) where he was in charge of the sales division and contributed to growth, both in terms of income and workforce.

At OpenCitiz, he is developping and maintaining client relationships, both in France as well as internationally. He is also in charge of community management.

A former rugby player, he has lived on the island of Réunion, in the United States and in metropolitan France.
Iman Ahmed Mohamed
Iman is a consultant at OpenCitiz, specialised in local innovation strategies and urban development policies.

Iman is a graduate of the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris and the Sorbonne Paris IV. She has worked on the evalution of public policy at the Prime Minister's Office (HCLPD) and managed the urban innovation program of the incubator NUMA  and the Paris City Council called "DataCity". She also completed broader consulting missions in innovative urban project design.

Her experiences at the European Commission (DG Regio) and the Center for Urban Planning and Development in San Francisco on the development of the North Californian region have given her a solid understanding of territorial strategies.

Iman has worked in France, Belgium, Brazil and the United States.

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