Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Head of Amethis West Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is Head of Amethis’ West Africa office, Financial Institutions Head and Investment Director at Amethis, an investment fund entirely dedicated to long-term responsible financing in Africa.

She also oversees Amethis West Africa, Amethis’ investment vehicle dedicated to Francophone Western and Central Africa. Laureen also serves as board member for various companies in Mauritius, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Prior to joining Amethis in 2013, Ms. Kouassi-Olsson worked for Proparco, the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), where she was responsible for the appraisal and structuring of investment opportunities in the Sub-Saharan Africa financial services industry. Previously, she worked in Mergers and Acquisitions for Lehman Brother’s Investment Banking Department in London.

Laureen, who is a native from Ivory Coast, holds a Mic in Science of Management with a specialization in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets from the EM Lyon Business School.