Yapo Claude Michael, a seasoned professional with over 19 years of hands-on experience in ICT, Telecom, and Mobile financial solutions platforms, has been nominated the African ICT Foundation’s Focal Point Representative for Ivory Coast.
Currently working as chief sales and marketing officer with Digital Afriques Telecom, (an ICT & Mobile Financial Solutions and Business platform provider), Former MTN CI Head of project management Office, former Head of Projects Management Office (PMO), WARID TELECOM CI (Abu Dhabi group), former Regional Head Business Operations in charge of Airtel Africa Francophone Countries (position based in DRC Congo) with COMVIVA Technologies Ltd -Barthi Group – ( Telecoms/VAS Solutions & Platforms Provider).
Yapo has an In-depth understanding of Mobile VAS Applications/Solutions (Mobile Music, Voice, Messaging, Entertainment, Infotainment), an in-depth understanding of Mobile Applications delivery platform and Services Delivery Platform, In-depth understanding of Mobile VAS Platforms (SMS Platform, USSD Gateway…), VAS products design, development and deployment and Telecom environment (Competition, regulation, market).
Yapo Claude Michael holds CCL™ (Certified Change Learner- Chaire ESSEC Changement), CCM™ (Certified Change Manager), Leadership & Management Program (Stanford SEED Program), Quality Management Systems-Requirements: International Standard ISO 9001 vs 2008 PACIR/ONUDI Abidjan, Certificate in Projects Management, Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa, CAPEX Projects Management methodology, MTN CI, IT Sales and Business Development strategy, OM Consulting Projects-Ouagadougou.
He is an Alumni of EFCPC-INPHB-Abidjan, where he obtained a Degree in Computer Science & Engineering, BSc in Applied Mathematics, University of Cocody, Abidjan, Bachelor in Mathematics, University of Cocody, Abidjan.
Well-traveled and Fluency in French and English, Yapo Claude Michael, is the African ICT Foundation’s Focal Point Representative for Ivory Coast.