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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Speaks English, French

An expert in e-payment and mobile money services

With 25 years experience, Thierry has a broad international experience in management and he has held positions mainly in the telecommunication or related industry. During the first part of his career, Thierry dealt mainly with Telecom operators, fixed and mobile, specializing on international business development
Questions I can answer:
Doing business in Ethiopia?
Living in Ethiopia as an Expat?
What are the steps for investing in Ethiopia?
What is the E-Payment environment in Ethiopia
What is the Mobile money competitive environment in Ethiopia?
What is the Mobile payment regulatory environment in Ethiopia?


Experience
MOSS ICT Consultancy • Ethiopia

Managing Director

2010 - Present (8 years, 5 months)
Oversee the commercial and operational aspects of ICT services for the deployment of a national Mobile Money Service in Ethiopia in collaboration with Ethiopian financial institutions and mobile operator. MOSS is focused exclusively on the Ethiopian market for the provision of technology and support services to Ethiopian Financial Institutions who are delivering mobile money services in Ethiopia. MOSS has developed strong business relationships on the ground with several financial institutions and the mobile network operator, Ethio Telecom
M-BIRR Ltd • Ireland

Chief Operating Officer - Co-founder

2009 - 2012 (2 years, 6 months)
Oversee the commercial and operational aspects of ICT services for the deployment of a national Mobile Money Service in Ethiopia in collaboration with Ethiopian financial institutions and mobile operator. M-BIRR Limited provides mobile banking services. It offers M-BIRR, a software as a service platform that provides mobile money services to financial institutions. The company also offers domestic money transfer, balance and mini-statement, cash in/out agent network, loan and saving repayment, mobile top-up, salary disbursement, goods payment, and international remittance services
KTF Ireland Ltd • Ethiopia

Managing Director

2003 - 2009 (6 years)
Investment House providing financial products and services.
Mapflow

European Business Development Director

2001 - 2002 (1 year, 11 months)
Leading provider of technology to enable real time location based services (LBS) accessible by Mobile phones and internet enabled devices. Mapflow, a LexisNexis company, is the leading provider of location and risk intelligence solutions to the global insurance industry. Our risk assessment and exposure management platform, Geo, allows insurers to aggregate their risk data from multiple sources, enabling them to make more informed underwriting decisions, and better manage their risk and exposure
Lake Communications

European Sales Manager

1996 - 2001 (5 years, 11 months)
Designer and manufacturer of telecommunication equipment, voice and data products, one of the leading suppliers of small to medium capacity PABX to European Telcos. LAKE Communications Limited develops and supplies wired and wireless communication products and software for small office and home office market segments, as well as for hotels/guest houses. It offers OfficeLink, a modular hybrid PBX system; Sigma for businesses that requires broadband communications, as well as voice services and data networking; Centrex to operate on Centrex exchanges; and DECT handsets and chargers for quality audio with extra features to work within the range of base unit