How to improve your business model, pitch your project, find the right balance between societal impacts and financial balance, put in place a responsible governance within your company …?
So many questions that the speakers answer during the Social & Inclusive Business Camp.
These experts are ready to provide a concrete response to the challenges faced by each and to encourage the emergence of new projects with societal impacts.
THEY ARE IN AND THRILLED TO EXCHANGE WITH YOU !
CEO of InTouch
Omar Cissé is a computer design engineer who graduated from the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar in 2000. In 2001, he co-founded 2SI, a company specialized in software engineering that he managed from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, Omar launched the first ICT business incubator (CTIC Dakar) which he managed until 2013. With the ambition to transform access to digital payment and services in Africa, he founded InTouch in 2014 with the first services on the platform launched in November 2015.
Expert 2020 / 2021
Deputy Director, Chief Investment Officer / I&P
Sébastien joined I&P in 2002 and has participated in its development since its creation. Sébastien oversees I&P’s activities with the support of local teams in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali). He lived in Ghana for 3 years in order to launch I&P’s activities in the country and to set up the new local office. Sébastien joined I&P in 2002 and has participated in its development since its creation. Sébastien oversees I&P’s activities with the support of local teams in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali). He lived in Ghana for 3 years to launch I&P’s activities in the country and to set up the new local office. A graduate of ESCP, he previously worked as a Credit Analyst at BNP Paribas in Paris and Los Angeles.
Expert 2020 / 2021
Executive Director I&P Acceleration and Development
David joined the I&P team in 2009. He is now Executive Director of I&P Acceleration and I&P Development. Until 2013, he frequently travelled to Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Mauritania to monitor the IPDEV 1 portfolio. Since 2013, he has been working on the deployment of the I&P Development II project (IPDEV2), which consists of sponsoring and creating 10 African funds dedicated to small high-potential companies. David is currently supporting the teams of Sinergi Niger in Niger, Teranga Capital in Senegal and Miarakap in Madagascar. Prior to joining I&P, David worked for several years in the development sector, notably for the French Development Agency in Paris and in Nouakchott, Mauritania. David is a graduate of HEC and holds a DEA in Social Sciences from the University of Paris 7-Denis Diderot.
Expert 2020 /2021
ESG Impact Senior Manager / I&P
Samuel joined I&P in 2016 as a Research Officer on ESG/Impact issues. In parallel, he completed a PhD with CERDI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International), which allowed him to dig into the issues of employment in African SMEs. Samuel holds a research Master’s degree in Development Economics and a professional Master’s degree in Development Project Analysis from CERDI. Before joining I&P, Samuel completed an internship at the French Development Agency in Bangkok (Thailand) and an internship at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Hanoi (Vietnam).
Expert 2020 / 2021
Expert, Trainer in finances / I&P
Olivier joins the I&P team in 2021 as an Expert Trainer in Finance. He is in charge of the training of the component 3 of the IP Acceleration in the Sahel program (strengthening ecosystems). He is also involved in team training in private equity and seed funds in Africa in the various activities of I&P Consulting. A graduate of emLyon, he previously worked as an Investment Consultant at Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) in Abidjan and Kigali.
Founder & CEO Acacias for all
Country Director Rwanda Andela
CEO Investisseurs et Partenaires Conseil
President African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
Nathalie DUMAS LAMBORGHINI
Nathalie DUMAS LAMBORGHINI
Founder & President Flying Rhino
Mentor 2017- 18-19
Afro-Centric Human Centered Designer BRCK
Executive Director CERISE
Consultant Investisseurs & Partenaires
Partnerships and Francophone programs manager African Management Institute
Directeur des opérations Danone Specialized Nutrition
Financial Manager Investisseurs et Partenaires
Knowledge Manager in the Ecosystem Accelerator team GSMA
Impact management expert Investisseurs et Partenaires
Membre et consultante Friteam
Explorer Institut des futurs souhaitables
Head of college African Leadership University – Rwanda
Chief digital Officer Sonatel (Orange Sénégal)
Innovation project manager Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
Founder /JUMIA / JANNGO
Fatoumata is a business woman, investor and entrepreneur. She founded and is the
CEO of Janngo, the first social studio for startups in Africa. She was the founder and CEO of Jumia
Côte d’Ivoire, the first African unicorn, before becoming executive director in Nigeria and part of the
African Executive Committee. She supported over 130 operations for a dozen of sectors in over 30
countries. These operations led to the creation of over 300 direct jobs, 70,000 indirect jobs in
500,000 SMEs all over Africa.
Since 2011, CcHUB has supported the growth of a community passionate about the role of
technology in transforming Nigeria. Our goal is to continue to unearth such individuals/companies
and to support them to bring their ideas/products to life. One of the ways we have done this is
through the programs in our incubation unit. To date, over 90 ideas and companies have benefitted
from our support.
Some of our leading start-ups include BudgIT, Wecyclers, Traclist, Asa, Vacantboard, Truppr,
Autobox, LifeBank and Mammalete. We have also provided innovation support to both reputable
local and international organisations such as the World Bank, VISA, Department for International
Development (DFID), British Council, Afroes, Enterprise Development Centre, Premium Times etc.
Founder / StartupBrics
Entrepreneur and consultant, Samir Abdelkrim is the French expert on African
innovation. Samir Abdelkrim is the founder of StartupBRICS and EMERGING Valley, the international
summit on reverse innovation which he created in Marseille after meeting with African startups
during 3 years. Between 2014 and 2018, Samir Abdelkrim traveled through Africa to explore
innovation and digital ecosystems in 25 countries. From this field experience, he wrote a book,
Startup Lions, with a preface by Xavier Niel and Tidjane Deme. Samir Abdelkrim is also journalist on
African Tech and startups in French national newspapers like Les Echos or Le Monde.
Founder / ZABBAAN
Aïssata is the founder and CEO of Zabban, based in Mali and France. The group is
positionned among the best innovative agribusinesses in Africa. Educated in Mali, France and
England, she holds degrees from TECOMAH, the Ecole de la Chambre de Commerce et Industrie de
Paris, HEC Campus and a master degree specialised in “MD2A” Manager for business development in
agribusiness in 2013. She started her career in French agribusinesses and in the non-profit sector
with missions on orientation, inclusion and entrepreneurship for youth and women in Africa and
Europe. Passionate about agriculture and development, she won 12 prizes and international
CEO / 3S & SARAPLAST
His passion for better sanitation led him to create India’s very first Portable Sanitation
and liquid waste management company back in 1999. With his mission to provide sanitation for the
un-served people of India – this pioneering effort has become a revolutionary concept and has
created a phenomenal social business model, which is present in 9 states in India. The company has
also made a foray into providing bio digester and bio toilet waste treatment systems in collaboration
with the technology provided by DRDO. This strategic technology acquisition will enable 3S India to
provide complete sanitation solutions to urban, rural and transient populations, making the organization a total sanitation and waste management solutions provider. The success is inevitable
from the company’s growth today which has been invested by Avishkaar- India’s premiere social
impact venture capital fund, as well as Zurich based ResponAbility- which is the world’s largest
Mieja vola RAKOTONORIVO
Mieja Vola RAKOTONORIVO
Founder / NUTRI’ZAZA
After getting an agriculture engineer diploma at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences
Agronomiques in the University of Antananarivo, Mieja Vola Rakotonarivo pursued her studies with a
master in nutrition technologies for warm regions at the ENSIA SIARC in Montpellier, France. She was
recruited as a nutrition manager in 2004 among the representation of Gret, an NGO in Madagascar.
There, she worked on Nutrimad, a project fighting malnutrition. More specifically, she was
responsible for operation projects in eastern Madagascar, but also for the design and
implementation of new products intended for vulnerable groups. In 2011, she created and was
appointed general director of Nutri’zaza, a social business aiming at securing Gret’s activities. Head of
a team of 120 people, she runs a distribution company selling fortified cereal products that are
affordable for vulnerable groups through innovative distribution networks called the “restaurants for
Founder / QUIRKY’30
Sihle Tshabalala (Co-founder and CEO Quirky 30 NPC and Quirky Innovations PTY/LTD )
is an ex-offender. During his time in prison, he became a key member of the Group of Hope
programme (a prisoner initiated project that changed prison rehabilitation in SA) , where he decided
to spend his life helping others avoid the mistakes he had made. Since leaving prison, he co-founded
Brothers for All, taught himself how to code and has become a key voice in his community and a
game changer in teaching high school dropouts, teenage moms, unemployed youth, ex-offenders
and offenders Computer Programming/Coding, Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing.
Hub manager & Business Development Manager/ActivSpace
Steve Tchoumba is currently the Hub Manager and Business Development Manager at
ActivSpaces Douala, Cameroon. He is responsible for developing the incubation and acceleration
programs at the innovation hub. He works closely with the entrepreneurs in transforming their ideas
into sustainable businesses. He is also responsible for developing partnerships with all the actors in
the tech-ecosystem in Cameroon Including university, corporates and other incubators.
ActivSpaces is the first tech hub in Cameroon whose primary objectives is to build and develop the
tech ecosystem. They do this in two ways: They provide resources for technology-driven start-ups
and they help create and develop a strong tech community.
Coordinator AFD For Inclusive Digital Business in Africa
Coordinator Afd Inclusive Digital Business in Africa – AFIDBA – Bond’innov, Hatoumata is
an expert on entreprise support, especially African entrepreneurs. She has worked in various
contexts, including an investment fund dedicated to the development of African SMEs, and an
incubator for innovative and impactful projects. She is now coordinator of the Afd For Inclusive
Digital Business in Africa programme, dedicated to the creation of favourable ecosystems for the
development of entrepreneurs having a social and inclusive business project in Africa.
Team Leader / Social & Inclusive Social Business Camp (AFD)
As senior lawyer and investment officer for 15 years, Isadora
Bigourdan is a qualified expert in structuring, financing and operating
social businesses in Africa and Latin America. Stroke by the number of
good “game changing” ideas on the ground experiencing challenges to
scale up, she decides to step in aside these radical entrepreneurs to
help them reaching the investment readiness and raise funds. She now
designs and operates acceleration programs in favor of committed
entrepreneurs producing positive changes in Africa, in the Campus for
Development of the French Agency for Development. Deeply convinced that
success in scaling up a business is above all a question of collective
intelligence and alliances, she uses digital tools as well as boost
camp, with all relevant techniques and tools to facilitate peer coaching
to grow and stir a vibrant community of radical entrepreneurs committed
to address the challenges of our time
Marie Anne DE VILLEPIN
Marie Anne DE VILLEPIN
Project Manager/ AFD
With a background working on microfinance and social entrepreneurship in various
countries, Marie-Anne de Villepin joined the “Social and Inclusive Business” team of the AFD. She is in
charge of the operational deployment of the new strategy “Social and Inclusive Business” of the AFD
and is very interested in promoting this hybrid approach internally and externally.
Co-founder/COO – Janngo
Bita is the co-Founder and COO of Janngo, responsible for organization design and studio operations. She started her career in international development and later focused on social enterprises to drive impact. Bita founded and managed Sarafina, an e-commerce platform sourcing ethical fashion brands from women-led businesses in Africa and Asia. She ran the business for four years establishing a customer base in 20+ US States. More recently she launched Sampafrica.com, a youth resource platform for professional development and entrepreneurship in West Africa. Bita provides consulting services in organizational design and digital transformation for SMEs. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan with a concentration in Enterprise Management.
Fascinated by the social and economic impact of
open innovation, Helene create an impact hub in Ouagadougou,
whose objective is to go to meet Ouagadougou’s youth and support them
in looking for their first job opportunities (whether it would be an actual
job or their own start-up projects)
That is, guiding, mentoring, inspiring and coaching the youth to create
Burkina Faso of tomorrow !
In her mind, entrepreneurship and innovation are the best ways to
empower the youth, and that’s why she advises companies and institution for
their innovation strategy, also, she teaches and speaks to young people of
Ouagadougou, and also manages this “third place”, aimed to develop self-
confidence, team building, creativity, and to see dreams come true.
Educational Project Manager / AFD
Holding a master degree from ICN Business School, Camille is a specialist in measuring impact and managing social performance. After several experiences in microfinance institutions (India, Peru, Nepal, Tajikistan), he joined Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation as a Social Performance Analyst in 2011. He then worked for CERISE until 2013, before joining the Boulder Institute of Microfinance in Chile, where he served as Program Manager for the Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) until 2018. Since March 2018, he holds the position of Learning Projects Manager at AFD.
Propulseure / Marseille Solutions
Our job is to support the creation and development of projects bringing new answers to
old problems linked to the territories (unemployment, isolation, lack of qualifications, wastes…). Our
methodology fits in 6 words: “See big, start small, go fast!”; We work on a 360° scope with all key
actors of the territory and internationally. Elsa Anquetil hold a degree from Paris-Dauphine in
“Organisations strategy” and works at Marseille Solutions as a “propulseure”.
Director / SIMPLON PACA
Laurence Bricteux runs Simplon PACA, a social coder factory. After 15 years of
international positions in companies such as Apple, Monster and NRJ, she decided to redirect the rest
of her career in Marseille to strategic consulting for start-ups and SMEs, and teaches at Kedge
Business School, Epitech, and SupDeWeb. She is involved in the role of women in technology roles
through its association Girls and Tech and is the founder of the Ateliers-Goûters du Code, which
introduce children to the logic of programming. She has animated them for 4 years in Marseilles.
Jean -Christophe CARTERON
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility / Kedge Business School
Co-founder of Le Cloitre / Founder of ActaVista
Arnaud is the Co-founder of Le Cloitre – Apprentis D’Auteuil, a
place of economic and social innovation. An inclusive place that brings
together companies, social enterprises, foundations, training
organizations. Its objective is to implement transitional solutions
through employment, for young people and people with disabilities, in
the digital and catering sectors. Before that, Arnaud was passionate
about rehabilitation projects based on local know-how. Then, he created
a social enterprise at the border of the private and citizen sector :
Acta Vista that offers to the most excluded people access to
state-of-the-art eco-construction training. Arnaud is also an Ashoka
Head of Investments, Financial Institutions and Innovation Division / Proparco
Johann manages the division responsible for Proparco’s equity investments in start-ups
and venture capital funds. Prior to joining Proparco in 2013, Johann conducted equity research at
Natixis. He subsequently worked on strategy and corporate development at Boursorama and, finally,
was a manager in the Corporate Finance Department of PwC. He graduated from EDHEC Business
School and is a CFA Institute member.
Chief Executive Officer/ Proparco
Grégory CLEMENTE is the Chief Executive Officer of Proparco, the private sector
financing arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). He started his professional career in 1996 at the French Overseas Departments Note-Issuing Bank (IEDOM) in Pointe-à-Pitre, then at this
institution’s headquarters in Paris. In 2000, he joined AFD Group’s Financial Department as a market
operator, prior to becoming the Director for market activities in 2005. He was appointed Director of
AFD’s Asia Department in 2011. In 2014, he became AFD’s Executive Risk Management Director.
Grégory CLEMENTE holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lyon II.
Director of the Apprentis d’Auteuil foundation
Bruno Galy, is the director of the Apprentis d’Auteuil foundation
in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. The PACA branch of the foundation,
welcomes nearly 1,500 children and young people, aged between three
months and 26 years, and supports 300 families every year. The
foundation has 19 schools that answers to the difficulties young people
and families may encounter in their education and learning paths.
Founder / SCALECHANGER
Founder of ScaleChanger, Isabelle Hoyaux is expert in scaling of social innovations.
Graduate from ESSEC and Imperial College, she started as business strategy consultant at L.E.K., then
moved to the social sector at Unis-Cité, On the international level, as CIDR’s executive director, and
at Right To Sight, she built a strong expertise in scaling inclusive programmes. At ScaleChanger, she
supports the replication of proven solutions, by providing strategic support to social entrepreneurs
and by advising policymakers on enabling environments. She lectures at Sciences Po Paris.
Céline HYON NAUDIN
Céline HYON NAUDIN
Equity investment manager / Fondation GRAMEEN
Céline Hyon-Naudin joined the Foundation in 2011 as equity investment manager. She
is very experienced with the private sector and social entrepreneurship. Céline started her career as
programme manager for the development of social businesses. She created an IMF in Tanzania,
which became the rural branch of Pride Tanzania. She then worked for Europeaid/Adico at the
Europen Commission, on the quality of programmes supporting commerce and private sector
development. She ran the EU group on PPP, CSR and inclusive business, and represented the
Commission during work groups on inclusive businesses held by the UNDP. Céline holds a degree
form Sciences Po Paris and a Master in economic and social sciences from the University of Sussex,
Executive Manager /Afric’Innov
With a Master in Market and Business Economics and another in Digital Economics, Christian
has worked for global companies in West Africa for a few years before founding a Marketing and
Communication firm which he managed for 4 years. Afric’innov (Africinnov.com) is a program supporting innovative entrepreneurship
development in Africa. The program acts through the capacity building of innovation hubs
(incubators, accelerators, fablab, etc…) and through the funding of the start-ups they follow.
Expert Marketing BoP / HYSTRA
Lucie joined Hystra in 2009. She is Hystra’s expert on marketing for the BoP, having
supported over 45 companies on their sales and distribution strategies. She has also worked in the
energy, nutrition, agriculture, housing, ICT and impact investing sectors. Before Hystra, Lucie worked
for Bain & Company and for the French Embassy in Bucharest. She also conducted consulting
assignments for the UN. Lucie holds a Master in Engineering from Centrale Paris and a MIA from
Executive Director / CERISE
Cécile Lapenu is the executive director of CERISE, a knowledge exchange network on
ethical finance. CERISE has developed tools and organized studies and seminars on Social
performance and impact, rural and agricultural finance, and governance in microfinance and social
business. Cécile is in charge of the development of the tools, coordination of studies, she conducts
training and social audits for MFIs and social enterprises and conducts social assessment for
investors. She is member of the Board of the Social Performance Task Force and was chair-woman of
the Board of the European microfinance platform (e-MFP) in 2014.
Marketing and Strategy / Stratefly
Patrick Leimbert has over 10 years experience in the digital sector, on the client side as
well as on the agency side. He covers the entire digital chain for his clients and has therefor an
excellent command of the different channels B2C or B2B. Holding a degree in international
management, he started his career in ebusiness at Sony Europe. He then joined Expedia, and then
AOL where he developed the CRM of these two pure players. He then went to Canada where he
joined one the biggest digital agency of the country to manage etourism clients. Coming back to
France in 2010, he started his own independent digital agency, Stratefly.
Co-Founder / AGENCE PHARE
After a P.h.D in political science, Emmanuel Rivat has cofounded agence Phare in 2013
to design new models of change-making for the public sector and social business. With his team, they
produce original and edgy qualitative and quantitative studies, and develop new methodologies of
social innovation, research and development, partnerships and coaching (concept, social impact
Educational Engineer / AFD
Caroline is a Learning Project Manager at AFD, where she creates and facilitates
customized training programs in the fields of Financial Inclusion and Innovation.
What motivates her? Using different types of creativity and collective intelligence techniques in order
to foster collaborations and nurture innovation.
A specialist of international development policies and microfinance, Caroline is also a certified
Programs Manager / Cerise
Jon Sallé is programme manager at CERISE, in charge of activities linked to social
business: development and distribution of the tools, audits and strategic recommendations. Prior to
CERISE, Jon worked in two social startups awarded in access to domestic energy at the bottom of the
pyramid in India and Africa. Before that, he worked as an investment officer in microfinance. French
and Icelandic, Jon graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and HEC Paris.
Networking, a key added value in the entrepreneurial journey of young African SMEs
In addition to thematic trainings aimed at strengthening the skills of entrepreneurs, SIBC strength relies on its community, which federates a large network of high-level speakers, sponsors and mentors and also offers participants the support and experience of its fellow entrepreneurs over the years.
Indeed, since 2017, SIBC has accompanied nearly 240 high-impact entrepreneurs in Africa in scaling up, measuring their social performance and preparing for fundraising. SIBC helps federate this pan-African community, creating bridges between SIBC promotions through a mentoring journey in which alumni get involved each year in order to coach a participant throughout their learning journey (taking a step back on the project, advice on strategic partnerships, access to new markets, access to contacts…).