Nicolas Bussard is the co-founder and CEO of, a pan-African professional social network that empowers 1,000,000 Africans by enabling them to find jobs and improve their professional skills. SkilledAfricans also allows companies to hire qualified Africans on a performance basis.

In addition to SkilledAfricans, Nicolas has founded and directed several other companies. He is co-founder and CEO of AfricaGains, a web and mobile marketing agency focusing on the African market. He is the founder of Butterfly Effect SA ( Feedzilla is a world-leading RSS news feed provider and a directory of RSS news feeds. Nicolas is the co-founder and managing director of NRP ltd and Weallcollect ltd.

Prior to his business career, he was an e-commerce and management consultant, a web multimedia developer, and R&D engineer. ¬†As a part-time university lecturer, he won “Best use of E-commerce” award 2004 in Bedfordshire, England. Nicolas earned his PhD in Information Technology and Visual Design from the Coventry School of Art and Design at Coventry University, England.