The first speakers of the
Choiseul Africa Business Forum 2021

Mohammed Usman ABDUL-RAZAQ
Founder, Dudden Hill Foundation
Jean-Marie ACKAH
President, General Confederation of Ivory Coast Companies
Ivory Coast

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Sami AGLI
Chairman, Algerian Confederation of Citizen Employers
Eric AMOUSSOUGA
Chief Executive Officer Francophone Africa, General Electric
Ruggero ARICO
Vice-President, Confindustria
Bertrand BADRE
Managing Partner, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Ismaël BARMOU
Chief Executive Officer, Société de Transformation Alimentaire
Nayé Anna BATHILY
Manager of External Affairs West and Central Africa, World Bank
Isabelle BÉBÉAR
Director - Head of International & European Affairs, Bpifrance
Karim BENDHAOU
Chairman of the Executive Board, Merck Africa
Chams-Eddine BEZZITOUNI
Founder & CEO, Born to change the game
Alain BIDJECK
Director, Movement of Creatives Africas
El Ghali BOUHASSIS
Director of Sales Middle East and Africa, Stats Perform
Joël CAVAILLE
Chairman, JA DELMAS
Régis CHARPENTIER
Chairman, WinWin Afrique
Benoit CHERVALIER
Chairman, one2five advisory
Léonard COX
Vice President, Institut Choiseul
Amaury DE FÉLIGONDE
Managing Partner, Okan
Sangu DELLE
Chairman, Golden Palm Investments
Francesco DE MUSSO
Chief Executive Officer, BGFIBank DRC
Idrissa DIABIRA
Chief Executive Officer, ADEPME
Senegal

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Cheick-Omar DIALLO
Director of Human Resources, Total Afrique Marketing & Services
Virginie DIAS-TAGNON
Human Resources Director Africa, L'Oréal
South Africa

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Alexandre DINGAS
Director, SOFIA COSMETIQUES
Makhtar DIOP
Managing Director and Executive Vice President, International Finance Corporation
Philippe DOUSTE-BLAZY
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
François-Xavier D’ORNELLAS
Chief Executive Officer, ClassM
Mohamed EL DAHSHAN
Managing Director, Oxcon
Gerald EILU
Associate Professor, Makerere University
Burkina Faso

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Lahcen ENNAHLI
Project Officer to the Chief Executive Officer, OCP Africa
Christian ESTROSI
President, Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis
Ingrid ETOKE
Market Launch & Access Lead Africa, Innovative Vector Control Consortium
Camerooon

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Daouda FALL
Chief Executive Officer, Brahms Group
Toun Odetola FATOBA
Head of Brand and Talent Management, IFFAC Investment Holdings
Arnaud FLORIS
Regional Manager West and Central Africa, Bpifrance
David-Alexandre FOURNIER
Director of Human Resources, Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Gustave GAUQUELIN
Managing Director, Chargeurs Museum Solutions
El Mehdi GHISSASSI
Partner, Deloitte
Victor GRANDGUILLAUME
Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel
Guillaume GROSSO
Director, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Pierre-Henri GUIGNARD
Special Envoy - Conservation of Rainforests
Nadine HOUNKPATIN
Co-founder, TheArtMomentum
Djabarou IBRAHIM
Head of Unit, ONAB
Shahim ISMAEL
Chief Executive Officer, INVISO Group
Madagascar

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Nicolas JEANNÉE
Senior Director for Education, Dassault Systèmes
Ousmane Mamadou KANE
Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Production Sectors
Mauritania

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Jean KOÏVOGUI
Chief Executive Officer, TECHNATIUM
Karim KOUNDI
Partner, Deloitte Africa
Thierry LACROIX
Director for Africa, Onepoint
Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE
State Secretary, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Xavier LEROY
Managing Partner Africa, Egon Zehnder
Guillaume LESCUYER
Researcher, CIRAD
Marie LORA
Founder and Managing director, Restless Global
Amsy Sophie MATHIAM
Director of Human Resources - Sub-Saharan Africa, Novartis
Cédric MESSINA
Chief Executive Officer, My Coach
Xavier MICHON
Deputy Executive Director , United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Simon MINKOWSKI
Chief Executive Officer
Aftar Touré MOROU
Managing Director, ARMP
Marion NAVARRE
Consulting Director – Human Capital, Deloitte Francophone Africa
William NKONTCHOU
Chairman, AFIIP
Cameroon

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John NSANA KANYONI
Group Chief Executive Officer, JK AFRICA CONSULTING
Yolande NYONDA
Minister Delegate, Gabonese Foreign Ministry
Freda OBENG-AMPOFO
Founder & Chief Mixer, Kaeme Cosmetics
Linda ONYANGO
Chief Executive Officer, SME Support Centre Limited
Mathieu PELLER
Chief Operating Officer Africa, Meridiam
François PUJOLAS
Ambassador for Economic Partnerships in Africa
Emmanuel QUEREL
Chief Executive Officer, Africa Sport Events
Jean-Christophe RAGNI
CEO & Export Director, Ragni
Jean-Christophe RAMOS
Corporate Affairs Director, CANAL+ International
Fatma REKIK
Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Stifen
Pascal REY
President and CEO, Insuco
Firas RHAIEM
Co-founder, RELATIC
Fatma SAMOURA
General Secretary, FIFA
Bruno SATIN
Chairman, BS & PARTNERS
Gregory SCHMIDT
Chief Executive Officer, KiwiPay Group
Babacar N. SECK
Chief Executive Officer, PetaleRock
Kamil SENHAJI
Vice President Emerging Markets, Galileo Global Education
Olman SERRANO
President, International Technical Association for Tropical Timber
Hani Salem SONBOL
Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
Saoudi Arabia

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Sandrine SOPPO PRISO
Partner, responsible of Tax and Legal for Francophone Africa
Youga SOW
Chief Executive Officer, Sococim Industries
Mehdi TAZI
General Vice-President, General Confederation of Moroccan Companies
Pauline TEILLAC
Coordinator BIODEV2030
Anisse TERAI
CPL/ELI Fellow, Harvard University
Algeria

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Lynette THORSTENSEN
Chairman, FairTrade International
New Zealand

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Samuel D. TWEAH JR.
Minister of Finance and Development Planning
Liberia

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Patricia VERINGA-GIESKES
Managing Director, The Job Factory
Ali ZEROUALI
Director of International Cooperation and Business Development, Masen