Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is a prominent figure in the African financial services and private equity industries. She has over a decade of experience in investing in private companies and financial institutions on the African Continent. Her professional achievements and commitments have gained a significant recognition within the African financial services and private equity industries. Mrs Kouassi-Olsson has been identified as one of the 100 most influential African Women . Leveraging on her solid track record and strong recognition in the African Financial services industry, she has launched, in April 2021, Birimian Holding, long-term investment company championing African heritage Maisons and emerging brands by providing patient capital, institutional support, strategic advice and operational excellence. Prior to this, she held leadership positions at Amethis, French private equity fund dedicated to the African continent and sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Group.