Christian Ismaïl JEKINNOU is Afric’Innov’s Executive Manager.
Afric’innov (Africinnov.com) is a program supporting innovative entrepreneurship development in french-speaking countries in Africa. The program acts through the capacity building of innovation hubs (incubators, accelerators, fablab, etc…) and through the funding of the start-ups they follow. Executed by Bondy Innovation, Afric’innov is financed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and governed by a steering committee composed of the World Bank, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Orange Group, the Institut de la Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and a consortium of African incubators.
With a Master in “Market and Business Economics” and another in “Digital Economics”, Christian has worked for global companies in West Africa for a few years before founding a Marketing and Communication firm which he managed for 4 years.