Julien Guth, living and working in Senegal, is the founder and CEO of Beenok, a boutique advisory and investment firm working with the leadership teams of banks, mobile operators and startups in emerging markets to deliver mass-market digital financial services. Julien is a senior innovation management professional with hands-on experience in new business development, strategy, and general management in the fintech, telecom and media industries. He is known for successfully delivering digital lifestyle products, building innovation teams and partnering with leading-edge companies in both developed and emerging markets with a specific focus on Africa.

Prior to founding Beenok, Julien was the managing director of MobileCash, an e-money issuer in West Africa partnering with mobile network operators, financial institutions and startups to deliver mobile banking services. Formerly, Julien led new business development at Millicom, a leading emerging market telecommunication & media company with USD 6bn in revenue and more than 50 million customers. At Millicom, Julien launched new businesses ranging from mobile money to digital learning across multiple geographies. Prior to his work at Millicom, Julien was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers both in Europe and in the US. Julien holds a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in International Relations from ESCC and a Bachelor of Economics from Inholland University.