Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Founder and CEO, Birimian Ventures

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson has over a decade of experience in investing in private companies and financial institutions on the African Continent. Until September 2020, Laureen was Investment Director at Amethis. She headed Amethis’ practice in the Financial services industry in Sub-Saharan-Africa as well as Amethis regional office based in Abidjan. Today, Laureen  serves as an Independent Director of leading financial institutions, and was lately appointed as Non-Executive Director for Orange Abidjan Participations.

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