Born and raised in Benin (West Africa) and proudly African.
Went study microelectronics at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg (France) in 2000.
Immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident (Category: Skilled Worker) in 2007 after graduating and gaining pertinent experience in France.
Traveled across five continents in solo and lived on three with his only African passport; known as Beninese free rider and inspired by great Madiba (rest in peace).
Always seeking challenges, the next one is to build another world class African city at home in 21 years and to architect the prosperity of the entire beautiful continent (Africa). No matter how hard it might be, we can always work harder to achieve that goal. Always keep things up and never back down; tomorrow is brighter.
Since tech company founders can become billionaires in US, I’m pretty sure I can become trillionaire in USD outside US and anyone can certainly become quadrillionaire in USD on African soil. But in Africa, when there is for one, there are for all; so, if I’m trillionaire and there is one person on earth without basic human needs, that means I have failed as an African engineer. In short, I strongly believe so far that charity does not create wealth, but corporations do... Therefore, I do not fight poverty, I provide resources to people to create their own wealth themselves...
“Whoever you are, there is nothing you can do that cannot be done by someone else; it is just a matter of time.”
“Never try to be like someone, but rather always try to be better than someone.”
“If it is too complicated to explain, you probably did not fully understand it yourself.”
First visit to Canada in 2003 for snowboarding
Attended in 2010 the first FIFA World Cup ever held on African soil
Attended in 2016 the first summer Olympics ever held in South America
Upcoming trip to Torquay (Australia) for surfing