AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Julien Guth is a senior innovation management professional with hands-on experience in new business development, strategy, and general management in the fintech, telecom and media industries. Julien is known for successfully delivering digital lifestyle products, building innovation teams and partnering with leading-edge companies in both developed and emerging markets with a focus on Africa and Latin America.
Julien is a founder and managing partner at Kap, a venture capital and private equity firm dedicated to fueling innovation in frontier markets. The firm invests in innovative financial services companies that deliver superior financial returns, while at the same time accelerate financial inclusion in Africa.
Julien is also the chief executive officer of Beenok, a boutique advisory and investment firm working with the leadership teams of banks, mobile operators and startups in emerging markets to deliver mass-market digital financial services.
Prior founding Beenok and Kap, Julien was the managing director of MobileCash, an e-money issuer in West Africa partnering with Mobile Network Operators, Financial Institutions and Startups to deliver mobile banking services.
Formerly, Julien led Global New Business Development at Millicom, a leading emerging market telecommunication & media company with USD 6bn in revenue and more than 50 million customers. At Millicom, Julien launched new businesses ranging from mobile money to digital learning across multiple geographies and serving over 20 million people.
Prior to his work at Millicom, Julien was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers both in Europe and in the US working within the financial institutions audit and advisory desk.
Outside of work, Julien loves to relax by riding horses with his young kids. Julien holds a Master of Business Administration from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in International Relations from ESCC and a Bachelor of Economics from Inholland University. Julien is married with two children and lives in Dakar, Senegal.