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Kokou Bienvenu Takpa



Kokou joined Southbridge as an Analyst in January 2024. He is actively involved in the setting up and structuring of SBI’s investment vehicles and the management of the firm’s digital working capital facility dedicated to MSMEs across Africa.


    Skilled in finance and investment analysis, Kokou is motivated to contribute his expertise to esteemed institutions and drive impactful initiatives across Africa.

    Before joining the Southbridge team, Kokou’s previous employment included positions at Orabank Togo and GTA Assurances Vie.

    During his tenure at Orabank as a Treasury Assistant, Bienvenu worked alongside the Asset and Liability Management (ALM); Trading and Sales desks, where he assisted the team in credit line documentation for SMEs, system SWIFT, and strategic submission to the Central Bank of West Africa (ECOWAS) for interbank and Treasury purposes.

    Kokou holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and trade from the African Leadership University, Rwanda.

    Kokou is fluent in English and French.


    • BA (Hons) in International Business and Trade
      African Leadership University, Rwanda


    • Research
    • Investment Analysis and valuation
    • Portfolio Management
    • Banking (SMEs financing)
    • Insurance (Product development and Risk management)