Nelly is a renowned Data leader and an outspoken advocate for African financial inclusion and the potential of blockchain to transform the continent.
In 2020, she launched her start-up Ejara.io: Africa's first non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet and mobile investment platform uniquely tailored for Francophone Africa and the diaspora. With aims to increase access and democratize investment, “Ejara came from a vision that I have, which is to allow everyone, no matter where they are in Africa, to be able to create, increase and protect their wealth and savings,” she stressed during a webinar on artificial intelligence.
After earning her degree in computer science and MBA from HEC Paris and London Business School, Nelly has spent the last 15+ years across Europe and the United States building expertise in emerging technologies, traditional finance, and Web 3.0 through her participation in several directorial boards and executive committees. She also leads the Tezos Africa foundation with chapters spanning several regions.