Jean-Claude is an African investor, entrepreneur and innovation influencer with a deep interest in African socio-economic development. Also the Founder of the African Innovation Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which sponsors numerous initiatives aimed at encouraging, developing and rewarding business innovation across Africa. Together with United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA), he launched the African Innovation Prize. He is a member of the advisory board for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, as well as a member of the International Board of Foundation of Globethics.net, a leading global network aimed at promoting ethical corporate and social practices. Jean-Claude holds a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.