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Afoussat Salifou-Traore

Afoussat Salifou-Traore

PR and Comms consultant at Boite à Idées
Cotonou, Benin

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 1 hour


I have 2 decades of professional experience as a marketing, PR and communications expert. I have worked on 3 continents, in agencies and on the announcer side. I have honed my skills in multiple fields, from banking to FMCG, from telcos to airlines. I have visited about twenty countries, lived and worked in about ten of them. I am curious about things and people with an optimistic and open mind about the world. Having been exposed to different cultures in several geographies at an early age gives me a multicultural sensitivity that is very useful in my profession.

Mentor type

Spoken languages


Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent

I believe startups stimulate economic growth by creating jobs and I love the fact that they provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-employment while addressing unmet needs and bringing solutions to problems. I would love to contribute to their success.