Fayelle Ouane

Fayelle Ouane

Country Director, Cote d'Ivoire

Fayelle Ouane was appointed Country Director of TechnoServe Cote d’Ivoire in November 2022. She is focused on establishing TechnoServe as the partner of choice for both corporate and public sector partners, and growing the Cote d’Ivoire country platform.

She is a development specialist, an investor, an entrepreneurial ecosystem specialist and an experienced general manager. Most recently, she was a Partner at private equity SME fund Adenia Partners, where she worked on sourcing and executing deals in Cote d’Ivoire. In 2018, she co-founded Suguba, a regional platform that fosters robust entrepreneurial ecosystems in Francophone West Africa and promotes regional integration by focusing on youth and women entrepreneurship.

Fayelle has developed programs such as the World Bank-sponsored L’Afrique Excelle and co-launched the Francophone Africa Investor Summit in Bamako in 2019. Fayelle led multinationals’ expansion across Africa with the pharmaceuticals group Novartis, where she focused on growing patient reach and fostering access to medicines.

She started her career in strategy consulting at L.E.K. Consulting in the U.S. and at OTF Group in Rwanda where she managed the implementation of the National Coffee and Tea Strategies for the Government of Rwanda. Fayelle co-founded Impact Hub Bamako in 2015, Impact Hub Dakar in 2018 and Impact Hub Abidjan in 2019.

Fayelle is a Tutu fellow and she holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She was born and grew up in Switzerland and is from Mali.