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Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity
Swiss Re direct Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa
Yann joined Swiss Re Direct Investment in 2014 as the Head of Africa for Principal Investment and Private Equity, taking on responsibility for originating and executing transactions and monitoring investee companies throughout Africa. Prior to that, he worked as a Principal at Actis, based in Lagos, covering West Africa transactions. Yann founded and is currently the Chairman of Africa Bridge investment Partners, an investment holding company that focuses on start-up and early stage companies, currently holding a portfolio of 5 companies in Central Africa. Yann started his career at KPMG as a Consultant in New York.
He holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and an Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, obtained with distinction.