Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Non-Executive Director

Head of West Africa office and Financial Institutions Head at Amethis.

Miss Kouassi-Olsson is responsible for Amethis’ investment strategy in the financial sector, including the sourcing, structuring and supervision of deals execution as well as management of Financial Institutions investment portfolio. She also oversees Amethis West Africa, Amethis’ Investment vehicle dedicated to Francophone Western and Central Africa. She also serves as board for different companies in Amethis portfolio. Prior to joining Amethis in 2013, Ms Kouassi-Olsson was Investment Officer in the Financial Institution Group of Proparco where she was responsible for the appraisal and structuring of investment opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa services industry. Previously, she worked in Mergers and Acquisitions for Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Department in London. Ms Kouassi-Olsson holds a Master in Science of Management(MSc) with a specialization in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets from the EM Lyon Business School. She is a native of Cote d’Ivoire.

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