Mr. Lionel ZINSOU


Mr. Lionel Zinsou holds a degree from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Involved in economic science, economic history and economic development, he has taught, consulted for the UNDP as well as worked as an advisor for two French Economic Ministers (Laurent Fabius and Pierre Dreyfus). Strongly involved in the private sector, he has successively worked as the Development Director for Danone, as mergers/acquisitions expert for the Rothschild Bank and as the co-Director General of Paribas Affaires Industrielles. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the French newspaper, Libération. In Benin, Lionel Zinsou is an economic operator – through the CSEB (a company providing Benin businesses with industrial cleaning, security, and computer services) – and a cultural operator – through the Fondation Zinsou, which organises artistic events. For several months, Lionel Zinsou has also been the special advisor to the President of Benin, Yayi Boni.







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