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Sedjro Gerard Vital Sounouvou
Field of Study: Business
Leadership Institute: The University of Texas at Austin
Sedjro Vital Sounouvou is an entrepreneur and the founder of Exportunity.com. He serves as a facilitator between investors and African entities and is engaged in promoting foreign direct investment opportunities for Sub Saharan African Countries. He is a member of several organizations including Toastmaster, Internations and GF2045, and has been recognized as the Ambassador of the Global Youth Innovation Network by the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Vital is also a consultant for numerous companies who are seeking entry in sub-Saharan Africa. He is fluent in English, French and several local languages and is an IT graduate from the UIT de Calais in France. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Vital plans to launch MOBILE TRADE by Exportunity, a mobile trade platform that will allow any registered African producer, anywhere and with any basic phone, post his products and access buyers for only one dollar USD.