Hasnaine Yavarhoussen is the CEO of Groupe Filatex and the founder of the Fonds de Dotation HY (FDD HY). Understanding that art and culture are essential pillars of development, the FDD HY endowment fund promotes Malagasy art and culture for future generations.
In 2019 FDD HY supported Madagascar’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale in 2019, led by Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa. In 2020 they launched HAKANTO CONTEMPORARY in Antananarivo, Madagascar: the country’s first multi-purpose (non-profit) art space which is dedicated to showcasing the richness of contemporary Malagasy art, and also provides artist residencies.
At Groupe Filatex, Hasnaine Yavarhoussen has grown the family-owned business internationally, transforming the Group’s energy subsidiary into the largest IPP producer in Madagascar. Hasnaine Yavarhoussen has also overseen Groupe Filatex’s various CSR activities, which has involved the implementation of 32 philanthropic programmes in Madagascar.
In 2018 and 2019, Hasnaine Yavarhoussen was selected for the Choiseul 100 Africa ranking, a publication which recognises 200 of the most successful African leaders under the age of 40.