Founder and CEO, Birimian Holding
Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is the Founder and CEO of Birimian Holding, an operational investment company dedicated to luxury and premium African heritage Brands. She is a seasoned executive in the African financial services and private equity industries, with over a decade of experience in investing in private companies and financial institutions on the African continent, including through historic roles at Amethis, Proparco, and Lehman Brothers. Her professional achievements and commitments have gained significant recognition within the African financial services and private equity industries, including her recognition as one of the 100 most influential African Women by Avance Media, and her double nomination for the Choiseul Institute list of Emerging Economic Leaders.
Mrs. Kouassi-Olsson also serves as:
- Non-Executive Director to the boards of Fidelity Bank, Ghana and Orange Abidjan Participations Holding.
- Member of the Advisory Board of ARISE IIP.
- Independent Director to the board of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance.
- Founding member and General Secretary of the Ivorian Venture Capital Association.
She is personally involved in various initiatives promoting women empowerment, fostering entrepreneurship and philanthropy on the continent.