Hafou Toure Samb is a finance professional with a lot of experience advising and providing financing to African companies and working with multilateral development banks, specifically with the African Development Bank and other DFIs. Hafou is the founder of HTS Partners, a financial advisory firm for SMEs based in Abidjan. Hafou is now the Deputy Director of Cabinet for the minister in charge of SME development, and transforming the informal sector. She was recently selected as a Young Leader by the French-African Foundation and she is a Millenium Leadership fellow at the Atlantic Council. In addition, she presents a column on national Television called “Parlons Business” . Hafou has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.