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Philippe Raz

CO (Creative Organizer) - Madagascar
 
His inside knowledge of Madagascar as well as his leadership and devotion to contributing its sustainable development, Philippe can easily design the most amazing of trips on the "Red Island"...
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Philippe Raz, CO (Creative Organizer) - Madagascar

Philippe Raz possesses a truly impressive list of accomplishments for his 27 years of age. On top of managing the operations of the rAzAlpin.org project and Ski Madagascar - the Malagasy Ski Federation, he also has, at the academic level, obtained his DEC in Health Sciences in 2001 and is currently finishing his Mechanical Engineering degree, specializing in Innovation of Technologies at l école Polytechnique of Montréal. Over the course of this degree, he has spent 1 year abroad in the Supméca (Paris 2003-2004) student exchange program while completing his 6-month internship at Honeywell SECAN.

In 2000, he completed an international leadership program called Up With People which included a 6-week internship specializing in logistics and 5 weeks in event promotion in Syracuse, NY. Furthermore, Philippe completed an internship at Ganotec Inc (Engineering Consulting firm in Quebec) during his study at Polytechnique. He has also participated in the implementation of an accounting software at a Malagasy pharmacy in Antananarivo, Madagascar and was a radio speaker at RLI 106.0 FM Jazz of Antananarivo.

In May 2005, he was responsible for all the logistics of an industrial mission in China with his University colleagues at Polytechnique, with the aim of making a comparative study between the Chinese and Canadian innovation systems.

In order to quench his thirst for travelling and constant discovery of new things, Philippe had the opportunity to travel to Madagascar, Canada, United States (16 States), Europe (9 countries), China, Jamaica and Mauritius.

Finally, Philippe is an avid athlete as he skied competitively for 10 years and also played American football on an elite team for 3 years.