Laureen Kouassi-Olsson joined Proparco in 2009 as a project manager in the Banks and Financial Markets division. She is in charge of examining funding projects for financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, and has specialised in private equity. A graduate of the business school EM Lyon, she previously worked with Lehman Brothers in London.
The last ten years have seen a local banking sector emerge in Africa, alongside the European banks that have traditionally been present. While a development model based on these local resources seems more Continue Reading