Jean-baptiste Blanc

Jean-baptiste Blanc

Of Counsel, Anjarwalla And Khanna / Africa Legal Network

Currently employed at Anjarwalla And Khanna / Africa Legal Network

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Of Counsel

At Anjarwalla And Khanna / Africa Legal Network

From January 2018 to Present
My role is to oversee and support the francophone practice of A&K and ALN, and notably the francophone investment in East and Southern Africa and the Anglophone investment flow in francophone Africa. I represent the firm in Paris and the French-speaking professional bodies and forums.

Managing Director

At CloudBreak Consulting

From 2011 to December 2017
Cloudbreak Consulting is a niche firm combining expertise and flexibility to better respond to the challenges organizations face in developed, emerging and frontier markets. Cloubreak activities are organized in two main work streams, Innovation & Intangible Assets management, and International...
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Managing Director

At Shekere Ltd

From November 2013 to January 2017
Shekere is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to bring social changes by developing a comprehensive distribution network in order to provide, at scale, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) customer with high quality Products and Services. Shekere mission is to be fulfilled via a careful sourcing of...
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Consultant - Office of the Chief Economist of the Africa Region

At World Bank Group

From October 2011 to June 2013
Assisted the Bank’s Somalia country team in analyzing the economic impact of Somali piracy at the local, regional and global level. Performed the political economy analysis and developed a set of policy objectives to design an incentive-compatible path to piracy eradication.

Consultant - Investment Climate Department

At IFC (World Bank Group)

From 2009 to 2010
• Contributed to craft a concept, collect the data, develop indicators and analysis for the Healthy Partnership report (i.e. on private health sector in 43 Sub-Saharan African countries) • Conducted extensive interviews with government officials, private sector service providers, donors in 14...
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Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge

Mid-Career / Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School

From 2008 to 2009
Harvard - Leadership, PPP, Judgment & Decision Making, Strategic Management, Democratic Governance, Finance, Negotiation, Change management…


At Fidal Direction technique

From 2000 to 2005
Lawyer in the technical management division of FIDAL’s economic law department. - Consultation and litigation in intellectual property, information technologies and contract law. - Conducted training seminars and conferences (on e-business, information technology and intellectual property law) –...
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Assistant du secretaire permanent

At Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA)

From 1998 to 2000
Monitored the development of uniform acts (preparation, adoption, publication of OHADA’s Official Journal), provided support for distribution of the uniform acts in the 15 member states (conducted seminars, preparation of training programs, legal expertise, met with principal players involved in...
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