Alexandre Laure is a senior private sector specialist in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group. He joined the Bank in 2012 and is currently based in Bamako, Mali, leading entrepreneurship and value chain programs in the Sahel region with a focus on start-ups, agro-processing, climate change, and perishables (seafood, fruit, and vegetables). He spends most of his time working alongside clients and beneficiaries, particularly young people, on complex engagements in fragile situations with high levels of conflict and vulnerability. Before coming to the Bank, Laure was a clean-tech entrepreneur in Africa, where he founded Green Bio Energy, Uganda's leading green and social business in upcycled household fuel and energy-saving stoves. He started his career in strategy at Orange S.A., the multinational telecom corporation, and held various positions in project management. He also worked in the French diplomatic service. In addition to Green Bio Energy, he has co-founded several other companies in France and Uganda. Laure has lived in 13 countries, including more than 20 years spent in Sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, and Mali). He has also traveled to a total of 101 countries worldwide and looks forward to more adventures in the future with his family. He graduated from Sciences Po and EDHEC Business School.
- Start-up from scratch? How entrepreneurship can generate sustainable development and inclusion in the Sahel
- Sahel : une nouvelle génération d'entrepreneurs favorise un développement plus durable et inclusif
- Spatial Growth Solutions, Multi-Stakeholder Engagement, and Fish: Innovative Public-Private Dialogue in Mauritania’s Nouadhibou Free Zone