Janngo's Team

We share a genuine passion for building start-ups accelerating development through technology in Africa and driving social impact while combining our diverse expertises acquired across Africa, Asia, Europe & the US.

  • Fatoumata Ba Chief Executive Officer
    Fatoumata Ba

    is a Board Member, Investor and Entrepreneur currently the Founder and CEO of Janngo, the first tech for good platforms in Africa.

    At Jumia, the #1 African unicorn, she served as Founder and CEO in Ivory Coast, Managing Director in Nigeria and Member of the Executive committee at Africa level, driving the performance of 130+ operations across Africa, spanning around 10+ verticals (Mall, Market, Food, Travel, Deals, Cars, House, Jobs, Services, Pay, Lending) in 30+ countries with 3000+ direct jobs, 70000+ indirect jobs and opportunities created for more than 500 000 SMEs across Africa.

    She is passionate about leapfrogging development through technology in Africa, in particular when it comes to women entrepreneurship and empowerment, SMEs growth and formalization as well as tackling health and education issues through medtech and edtech.

    Her career and commitment have been rewarded with several distinctions including Choiseul 100 Africa - Economic Leaders of Tomorrow and Forbes Africa 30 under 30.

  • Bita Diomande Chief Operating Officer
    Bita Diomande

    is the Chief Operating Officer of Janngo, responsible for organization design and studio operations. She started her career in international development and later focused on social enterprises to drive impact. Bita founded and managed Sarafina, an e-commerce platform sourcing ethical fashion brands from women-led businesses in Africa and Asia. She ran the business for four years establishing a customer base in 20+ US states.

    More recently she launched Sampafrica.com, a youth resource platform for professional development and entrepreneurship in West Africa. Bita provides consulting services in organizational design and digital transformation for SMEs. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan with a concentration in Enterprise Management.

  • Vincent Gaide Chief Financial Officer
    Vincent Gaide

    is a Board Member, Chief Financial Officer of Janngo. Vincent has been a Partner at PWC for 20 years. He is an industry leader for Transport and Logistics. His role consists in animating a team of 100 persons. The main customers of the industry are Air France, SNCF, RATP, CMA, Stef, FM Logistics, ID Logistics etc.

    Vincent is or has been the statutory auditor of Keolis (5bn€ turnover, public transportation), Fraikin (LBO), HAS-Soflog (LBO), Arqana (LBO), Archos (Euronext), SIPH (Euronext), Foncière Volta (Euronext), We.Connect (Alternext) etc. He spent 2 years and a half at the PwC Los Angeles office between November 1988 and June 1991. He is married and has 5 daughters. Vincent likes swimming, playing bridge and visiting Africa.

  • Emmanuel Chavane Chief Technical Officer
    Emmanuel Chavane

    is Chief Technical Officer of Janngo, in charge of the design, implementation and operations of the IT systems that power Janngo's platforms. For the past 20 years, Emmanuel has held several technical leadership positions for software editors, B2C pure players and e-commerce businesses, acquiring a solid experience in building technical teams and scalable architectures.

    After working as a technical consultant for enterprise software editors, Emmanuel joined LesFurets.com to build and grow the team and technical stack and make this brand a leading B2C insurance aggregator in France. Then Emmanuel worked at Jumia, where he served as CTO and managed the IT of the Africa's largest e-commerce platform. Emmanuel also led the R&D of Saas editor WorkIT, using Big Data and Machine Learning to run an e-commerce competition monitoring service.

    Emmanuel holds engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris as well as an MBA from IAE Paris.

  • Antonia Gleizes-Lacombe Chief Marketing Officer
    Antonia Gleizes-Lacombe

    is Chief Marketing Officer of Janngo, in charge of the marketing performance of Janngo's platforms.

    Antonia has worked over many years in Marketing and Sales Departments of major international groups, such as SNCF Voyages, EDF and Totalgaz. She then became Chief Marketing and Communication Officer of Delair, a french SME specialized in professional drones manufacturing and aerial data processing. At Delair, where she served on the Board of Directors, she had the opportunity to contribute to accelerate business growth and expand the company overseas.

    After spending 5 years living in Chad and 2 years in Cambodia, she is strongly concerned by economic and social development. She is also involved in education for children through the SEVE Foundation. Antonia graduated from the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas, with a Master's degree in International Business & Management and from Sciences Po Toulouse with a Master's Degree in Political Science.

  • Ayebobo Niang-Gbane Country Manager
    Ayebobo Niang-Gbane

    is the Country Manager of Janngo in Cote d'Ivoire - with a strong background in purchasing and retail strategy within the consumer products industry. Her experience lies in managing key supplier relationships, overseeing and curating product selection, quality assurance, and vendor performance and management.

    She began her career in Ghana with French automotive giant Peugeot where she worked on improving customer relationship and then moved on as a buyer for leading fashion houses in Paris. In 2014, she moved back to Abidjan to work for the e-commerce behemoth Jumia. She was directly responsible for setting up the garment segment recruiting key local independent fashion brands. In 2015, Ayebobo launched two social enterprises in Abidjan currently employing artisans and young women.

    She holds an MA in Luxury Fashion Marketing from Mod 'Art International Paris and an MA in Purchasing from IAE Toulouse.

Our Values

Our values guide how we work together to drive our business, connect with customers, and contribute positively to the ecosystems we work in
High-Performance

We are a highly productive and goal-oriented team with an agile mindset that delivers best-in-class products and services for our customers

Goodwill

Our team operates with high principles of respect, transparency and positive energy ensuring goodwill towards our employees, our customers and partners in our ecosystems.

Balance

We believe in the importance of balance in achieving profits and social returns for the communities we work in, as well as work-life balance for our employees, encouraging them to live their passions

Growth

We actively promote personal and career growth of our individual team members, SMEs, customers, and youth and women in our ecosystems through training, mentoring and access to opportunities to achieve their full potential

Diversity

Our diverse backgrounds in nationality, culture, life experiences, skill set, age and gender creates a high-performance team while our industry-agnostic approach allows us to support SME growth and share best practices across ecosystems

Passion

Our team shares a genuine passion for developing Africa and creating the jobs of tomorrow for youth and women. We are committed to harnessing the power of digital tools to enable economic and social growth for SMEs in our community

Making a Difference

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to significantly deliver both social and economic impact and make a difference in the daily lives of our communities in Africa.