Olivier Messmer, Chief of Party
Olivier Messmer joined Solimar in September 2008 to work on USAID-Dominican Republic Sustainable Tourism Alliance program. With a strong knowledge of the Dominican Eco-tourism sector, Olivier was responsible for community tourism product development, including helping to promote and link these new enterprises to the market. Since March 2010, Olivier relocated to Morocco and has worked on several projects including serving as Chief of Party for Solimar’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program to develop craft themed tourism circuits in the medina of Fez and Marrakech. Since 2014, Olivier has served as a Technical Advisor for the GIZ to help develop a strategy for sustainable tourism in protected areas and Team Leader for UNDP to help develop and promote rural tourism in the high Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert.