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Dominique Lafont

France
Founder and CEO, Lafont Africa Corporation

He began his career in 1987 with the Arthur Andersen audit firm, in a position that sent him to emerging countries such in the Maghreb and India. In 1995, he worked as the Director of Industrial Participations of the Rivaud Group, before joining the Bolloré Group after its takeover in 1997. By 1999, Dominique Lafont became the Group’s Financial Director for Africa and, in 2002, the Managing Director for Anglophone Africa. From 2005 to 2014, he directed the entire range of Bolloré Group activities across Africa, as Managing Director for Africa (2005-11) and then as President and CEO of Bolloré Africa Logistics (2011-14), which has become a leading player in Africa’s development and renowned across emerging countries (55 countries including 45 in Africa, $ 3 billion revenues, 25 000 employees). In 2015, he left the Bolloré Group to set up his own advisory and investment structure, Lafont Africa Corporation.