team

A multi-disciplinary team celebrated for its technical expertise,
its availability and its commitment to solidarity

René Ricol

Co-founder - Honorary member


An expert in strategic and financial consulting, and co-founder of the Ricol Lasteyrie firm, René Ricol works with major listed companies and has held many high-level public offices.
A prominent figure in the accounting profession, René Ricol has served as Chairman of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes (French Company of Statutory Auditors), the Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables (French High Council of Chartered Accountants) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
René Ricol co-founded Donnadieu & Associés in 2008, and played a decisive role in its development until 2016.
A model of ethics and professionalism, he is now an honorary member thanks to his reputation and the quality of his advice.

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Ludovic Donnadieu

Co-Founding Partner - CEO


Ludovic, the co-founder and CEO of Donnadieu & Associés, is a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.
He graduated in accounting and development economics, beginning his professional life overseas (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, major international audit firms, French Development Agency).
His thirteen years’ experience in the solidarity sector affords him a unique overall, strategic vision in this field
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An expert in financial security, a consultant and a trainer with NGOs and collectives, including Coordination Sud, Ludovic is the firm’s CEO.

Arnaud Barbotte

Partner - Director of Operations


A graduate of the Sup de Co business school in Montpellier, with a double Masters in Audit Control, Consulting and Information Systems Management, Arnaud is a trainee chartered accountant and trainee statutory auditor. After initial experience in a traditional audit firm, he joined Donnadieu & Associés in 2013, so as to specialise in the international solidarity sector. Arnaud works with several solidarity organisations (NGOs, foundations and funding bodies). He oversees the firm's operations, specifically in the field of project audits both in France and internationally, particularly in sensitive areas.

Julien Bessi

Partner - Technical Director


A statutory auditor, Julien has also undertaken studies in chartered accounting. After thirteen years in the private sector, he chose to serve the public interest by joining Donnadieu & Associés in 2014. A leading-edge technical expert, he has a wide range of knowledge of legal texts and professional standards, which he uses to find a solution, whether legal or standards-based, that is tailored to each specific case. Julien is highly committed to respecting the rights of all and to ensuring that fairness prevails for all parties. A trainer and the author of numerous publications, Julien provides technical supervision for the firm's activities.

Eloïse Dougère

Institutional donors legal advisor


Graduated from EDHEC business school, and founder of ELD Consulting and Training, Eloïse has been involved in the voluntary sector for fifteen years as a private and public finance officer, as well as a project coordinator for various associations in France and abroad. She has a sound knowledge of public and private funding rules, as well as financial management skills, and experience in the management of non-profit projects and partnerships. Eloïse is consultant and trainer for several NGOs and French collectives (Coordination Sud and regional multi-actors networks) and teaches in several specialized Masters.