Among the speakers of this 2017 edition, the Land of African Business will welcome amongst others :


Désirée Bognini Djomand

Désirée Bognini Djomand is the AFIP president, an international network  which goal is to facilitate relations between women leaders or willing to be, by sharing skills and expertises. She also is president of several organisations dedicated to promoting women such as AFD – Africa Femme de Demain – in one hand, and in the other, the promotion of the culture and local developement such as ACD an NGO strenghtening de capacity of governemtal organisation but also the FCEA a foundation of cultural promotion. Désirée is also founding member of the Coalition of women of Ivory Coast .



Douglas MBIANDOU is CEO of  JAVA Web Mobile training company OBJIS. Through 10000Coders he sets for the next ten years the objective to train, value and follow on the continent ten thousand young people determined to succeed in the digital sector by contributing by expertise in programming to their employability as well as to the creation of technological start-ups.


photo DG BRVM-196Dr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE
Chairman, WACMIC
Member, Executive Committee of the ASEA

Dr Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE holds a PhD in Administration and Finance from Laval University in Canada (1995). CEO of the BRVM and the DC/BR since October 2012, he previously served as Secretary General of CREPMF (2003 to 2012), the financial market regulation authority of the WAEMU; CEO of SGI-TOGO, a Brokerage Company (1997 to 2003). He has also created OPTI ASSET Management and worked on the implementation of the BRVM and DC/BR (1997 to 2000).

Dr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE is considered as one of the most influential Finance Specialist in Africa.

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Erick Yong is the CEO and cofounder of GreenTec Capital Partners, a new kind of Impact Capital Venture. He is a successful serial entrepreneur- having already launched and scaled several businesses across various industries, an international marketing expert and a seasoned strategic executive with a vision.

Erick was born in Germany to a family of Diplomats and is fluent in German, English and French. He also is well-versed in cross-cultural collaboration and international team management. In a former life, Erick used to be a professional basketball player.


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Fatims Coulibaly is a young Ivorian woman Entrepreneur and writer. In 2008 she received the title of “Youngest Entrepreneur of the Year”. A few years later, she was part of the “super women of Côte d’Ivoire” and then “Woman of Influence” alongside eminent female personalities of the business ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire. “We must not give a single pretext to life to prevent us from reaching our goals”, that is the essence of the message she teaches through social networks and in her speeches.


image4695Francis MESTON

Francis oversees MEA operations since July 1st 2015 and has been nominated Group Digital Transformation Officer. Within MEA, Francis runs Atos operations in Middle East and Africa with presence in 15 countries. MEA is today the fastest growing geographic business unit in Atos. Before and during six years, Francis run Atos Consulting & Systems Integration activities worldwide, covering all consulting, application development and application maintenance activities, which account for €3.4bn of revenue delivered by 33,000 business technologists. During his career, Francis created IT service and BPO delivery centers which today employs 3000 professionals in Africa and 15000 in India. He began his career at Gemini Consulting and was rapidly promoted VP in charge of EMEA Telco activities. Between 1996 and 2001, he was appointed Vice President of AT Kearney in charge of the Strategy and Business Transformation Practice in Europe. In 2002, he joined EDS as President of EDS France and VP of EDS. He led all business lines and created in particular the EDS Morocco offshore center. He was also accountable for several global accounts.  He joined Atos in February 2009 as Executive Vice President of Global Systems Integration. Francis Meston is a graduate in Computer Science Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Marseille and holds an MBA from Purdue University. He is the author of two management books on business transformation and IT management translated in several languages. He is a lecturer in several French business schools and professional associations. He has been Associate Professor at HEC for over 10 years.

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33-year-old Guiako OBIN is IT specialist by training, he is Executive director of the Baby Lab (First Ivorian Fab Lab). He is Ambassador representing Côte d’Ivoire to the international scientific program Next Einstein Forum of the African Institute of the Sciences and the Mathematics whose head office is in Kigali to promote the African scientific and technological innovation on the world stage. Guiako is international speaker and is prize-winner of about ten prizes and recognitions the latest one of which is the Excellent National Prize on 2017 of ivorian government.


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38-year-old, Hermann Christian KOUASSI is ivorian living in France and graduate of consultant’s French government bond in Economic Intelligence obtained in 2015 at the European School of Economic Intelligence of Versailles. He also benefits from a Master’s degree specialized in International Financial Management obtained in Noema Business School of Rouen in 2007. In 2005, he obtained within the Group Instec in Abidjan the commercial engineering degree option Audit and Management control.


jeanne-sissoko-zezeJeanne Sissoko-Zézé

Jeanne Sissoko-Zézé is the CEO of REFLET CONSULTING, a consulting firm in Corporate Branding and Personal Branding. This former banker has abandoned his career as a specialist of financial markets to embark on her passion. Her vision is that each person and company is able to reveal its identity and stand out, so she supports companies and individuals in the process of developing and managing their brand.


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Mame Cafa SALL is a certified coach in communication skills in bridging divides and becoming a successful leader. She is an author of four books in leadership. She is the president of the leadership and competitiveness commission of the African center for competitive intelligence (ACCI).She is a columnist for “Réussir” magazine. She is the founder of Kaizen.

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Thierry founded EcoAct in 2005, to provide companies and territories with unique expertise in planning for and implementing positive change in response to climate change. Thierry is also Director of Climate Pal, an organisation developing a project in Kenya to deliver improved cookstoves and agroforestry, reducing deforestation and improving the living conditions for local communities. Thierry’s many missions in Africa have given him an in-depth understanding of the continent’s sustainable development and climate issues.


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Sir Faman Touré holds a University Studies degree, majored in Insurance at l’Institut International des Assurances (IIA) in Yaoundé in CAMEROON. He is an engineer in Agronomy and a vocational mediator, graduate of l’Ecole de Médiation et de Négociation of Bordeaux, France.

After several vocational experiences, he decided to focus the main part of his career on Insurance sector as a CEO.As a former director of AVENIRE (an international Insurance Company), CAMINSUR, ATLAS Assurance and President of National Offices of ECOWAS Brown Card.

Talented entrepreneur, with a high level of business acumen, he is currently President and Special Advisor of Groupe Solidarité Africaine d’Assurance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of

 (MATCA) group, Judge of commercial cases and vice chair of Arbitration Court of Côte d’Ivoire .Since 2016 ,he is president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire .