Laurent Demey graduated from the École Centrale de Paris and holds a postgraduate diploma in development economics from the École Normale Supérieure. He held several positions at Société Générale before heading the Group’s brokerage firm in Abidjan. He joined Proparco in 2000 as an investment officer and went on to become head of the Banks and Financial Markets Department. In 2004, he set up an AFD agency in Bangkok and a regional Proparco office for East Asia. He was Investment Director from 2006 to 2008. Laurent Demey is now Proparco’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Popular shareholding in the context of Africa would seem doomed to failure, yet it has now become a major development area for African financial markets. This type of equity ownership […]Continue Reading