Jean-Luc KONAN

Founder & CEO, COFINA

Founder and CEO of COFINA Group, Jean-Luc KONAN is a banker with a solid experience in the financial sector.
After a career in various institutions (Arthur Andersen, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Barclays Bank, Ecobank, UBA), it is in 2013 that this pan-African, convinced that “the time of the continent has come”, founded the COFINA Group with a clear vision: To be the pan-African model of Inclusive Finance.

The COFINA Group is now present in 9 countries. Promoter of this success story, this 50 years old Ivorian, has already won several prestigious awards such as the Banker of the Year Award in 2012 by The Banker Magazine and in 2013 by Global Finance, the CEO Awards 2013, the Builder of the African Economy Award in 2018, the National Bank of Africa Economy in 2018, the National Award of Excellence of the Entrepreneur, category National Champion, awarded by the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in August 2019 and he was distinguished Officer of the National Order of Merit by the Grand Chancellor.

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