Soline Aubé joined HD in 2014 and co-ordinated a study on community perceptions of factors contributing to insecurity and radicalization in the border regions of the Sahel during her first year with the organisation. In 2016, she became HD’s coordinator of operations for Francophone Africa, supporting teams in planning, implementing and monitoring the organisation’s mediation programmes in the Sahel. In 2019, Soline took up the position of Deputy Regional Director for Francophone Africa. Prior to joining HD, she worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably as Humanitarian Attaché at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva. She also has experience as head of  monitoring for France’s West Africa-based co-operation and cultural services in Paris. Soline also took part in an OECD election observation mission to Armenia where she served as legal advisor to asylum seekers and migrants for the NGO La Cimade. In addition to a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Action and Crisis Management obtained at the Toulouse Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Toulouse) in France, she has a speciality in International Humanitarian Law.