Alphonse joined the Citymart team in 2018 as Engagement Manager. In his role, he works to engage city governments, startups and urban innovators through targeted content and communications campaigns. His focus is on helping city officials learn from Citymart's best practices and to support vendors in getting their solutions to the cities that need them.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Urban Studies and Architectural History and earned his MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics, where he had the chance to conduct field research into climate adaptation strategies in Copenhagen.
Alphonse has a background in communications, business development and marketing and previously worked for Endeavor, an NGO that supports high-impact entrepreneurs, and Ruder Finn, a global communications agency.