General Manager - Orange Bank Africa
Master's in strategy & management - ESSEC Business School
French, English, German, Arabic, Baoulé
It is in Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé’s nature to always surpass himself, inspired by role models such as Baron Haussman, Messi, Serena Williams, Meiway and Amadou Kane. He became MD of BICI Bourse at 25 – his first job. After 21 years at BNP Paribas, he is now the CEO of Orange Bank Africa, the continent’s first digital bank. His motto is “always stay focused on your goals,” and he makes sure to add that there is no success without sacrifice.