Emmanuel is known by his colleagues as an ‘Energy Access walking Wikipedia’, and a zealous evangelist for African markets, the environment and social change. While studying, he set up a social solar business in rural Senegal, carried out business intelligence in Africa and consulted for public/private development projects on Cleantech, infrastructure and SME development.
In 2009, Emmanuel joined SIDI, a French impact investment company, to manage microfinance investments in rural Senegal and Togo; he also kickstarted several renewable energy finance projects in African countries. In 2012, he joined Schneider Electric’s Energy Access Fund as an investment manager. There he developed a proprietary dealflow platform and invested in four start-ups.
Emmanuel holds a Masters degree in Territorial and Urban Strategies from Sciences Po, Paris. He also studied Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, California.
Emmanuel is a panellist at Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi, on 3-4 October 2018.