Ismael works at Entrepreneurial Solution Partners (ESP) West Africa office. Ismael leads the incubation. As an entrepreneur himself, his ambition is to serve entrepreneurs to foster durable impact and prosperity across West Africa and beyond.
Since joining in 2013, Ismael covered several sectors of the Ivorian economy, including agri-business, communication. He has also worked for the growth of entrepreneurship and private sector development in Cote d'Ivoire. Since 2014 Ismael has trained and supported over 100 entrepreneurs across West Africa and, he has developed and led the implementation of numerous entrepreneurial competitions in CÃ´te d’Ivoire and West Africa.
Prior to joining ESP, Ismael co-founded his own line of branded shoes, Espadrille SPACI where he also serves as General Manager.
Ismael has earned a master's degree in Management from UniversitÃ© Félix Houphouet Boigny and a BA in Economics and Management from the same university.