Boris Padonou is the founder and CEO of Gounna, a company he founded in 2012 that facilitates access to information by region. He believes that the lack of information creates or accelerates poverty.

In 2014, he became a member of the Organization Forum on Investment in Youth UEMOA and has been responsible for communication and marketing for 20 years.

Additionally, Boris founded Pliby in 2013 to discover underground artists. In July 2014, Pliby was voted one of the 40 most innovative startups in the prestigious Pan African Academy Demo Africa.

Currently, he is the COO of Khulatech, an accelerator for startups in Benin. The company states that “Developing Africa is our Mandate, Fulfilling its Potential our Destiny.”