Denis Ovono Mezui, a native of Gabon, considers all of West and Central Africa as areas of expertise. He has over 15 years of professional experience throughout the region, and in Europe. Denis is the co-founder of HOD Consulting, a strategic and operational training consulting firm, focused on supporting SME development.

Denis “strongly believes that entrepreneurs are key to the future dynamism of the African economy and that some of today’s entrepreneurs are or will be setting up the African multinationals of tomorrow.” In 2016 in Libreville, he co-founded the Think Tank Build Africa Network (BAN), a continental platform which promotes excellence in business, innovation, and the development of SMEs through the dissemination of best practices and good governance in the private sector.

In Central and West Africa, Denis has held management positions in different sectors (agribusiness, retail, Fintech), and has worked with Nestlé, Unipal West & Central Africa, a subsidiary of the investment fund Arab Palestinian Investment Co (APIC) and Wari SA for which he is in charge of 8 countries in Central Africa. In these different functions, he launched several products and brands and carried out business development projects. As a freelance consultant for corporate and portfolio development projects, he is regularly solicited by major international firms and as a trainer.

Denis holds a degree in Business Administration from the HECI Business School/International University of Dakar. He attended the Leadership Program at the London Business School in London. He is currently pursuing an MBA program in Leadership & Sustainability.