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In Conversation with Tidjane Dème - Investing in African Entrepreneurs to Advance the #SDGs

Season 6: Episode 2

As part of the “Decoding Sustainable Development Goals – Season 6”, Tech Investor, Former Google Country Director, General Partner at Partech Tidjane Dème, sits down with our host, Lady Mariéme.

A Pioneer and Father of two beautiful girls open up about fatherhood and how the pandemic changed his life and taught him lessons. He also shared his thoughts on the African tech Ecosystem reflected on his time at Google.

Tidjane thinks investing in Africa today is the right thing to do as it is smart money. He also mentioned that Africa is the most profitable region in the world. It has extraordinary talent and businesses.

He wants to be remembered for the people he has enabled throughout his work.

Lady Mariéme acknowledged how Tidjane trusted him to organise the first event Google hosted in Africa. This pioneering event gave the first thousands Africans their Gmail addresses.

She said: “I was honoured to host the event and work with him to bring Google to Africa. I enjoyed our conversation and learnt a lot from this remarkable man.”

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DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during this interview are the guests personal opinion.

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