CEO and Founder of Ulula
Antoine Heuty is an experienced development practioner with a long track-record designing and delivering policy reforms and working for social good with business, civil society and government in over twenty countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
He is the founder of Ulula - a mobile platform to measure and improve the impact of mining, oil, gas and other large corporations on local communities.
Antoine is the former Deputy Director of the Revenue Watch Institute - an independent organization promoting the effective, transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. He was Senior Economist with the Revenue Watch Institute and Public Finance Economist Bureau of Development Policy, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
He is the co-author of Fiscal Space - Policy Options for Financing Human Development and various articles on resource governance, public investment, fiscal policy and economic development.
He has graduate degrees from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, Oxford University and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is a fellow at the Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment and the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining at Queensland University, Australia.
Ulula provides simple, secure and cost effective systems to measure and improve the impact of business and government in society. We build communication and analysis platforms that leverage the power of mobile phones, open source and machine data to address complex social problems in real time. Through SMS, Interactive Voice Response mechanisms and mobile apps, Ulula's platform not only monitors community sentiments and engages with stakeholders but also provides companies with opportunities to create shared value. For example the mobile platform facilitates job and local content development; increasing social returns on investment and minimizing risk, preventing costly operational disruptions, enhancing reputation and increases the long-term value of corporate assets.
Ulula's core team combines the passion for using technology and analysis to create shared value with a proven track record of achieving change under adverse conditions. Together, the team has some 40 years of experience in designing and implementing social impact and technology-focused projects in more than a dozen countries, sometimes coordinating teams in half a dozen countries.