Emmanuel Noutary coordinates ANIMA since 2010, the largest cooperation network for developing enterprises and investments in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. ANIMA organises the advocacy of economic actors, carries out technical assistance and capacity building actions, and supports companies, investors and start-ups in their development in the EMEA region.
Emmanuel developed major cooperation project for ANIMA aiming at the promotion of impactful investments and the development of the private sector in Middle-East and Africa, through the mobilization of experts and business leaders from the African diaspora and the promotion of innovation in these regions. He also created the first business angel networks in Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.
Before ANIMA, Emmanuel spent 12 years in the telecom, internet and communication sector: consultant, director of studies, and marketing director of a pioneer operator of Internet telephony trading in Middle-East and Africa.
“Africa is high in the agenda of business leaders around the globe since it represents a promise for growth relays. It is also important to consider the African capacity of inventing new models for the prosperity of our societies. This is what the new entrepreneurs of this continent are doing in a sometimes unfavourable economic and infrastructural context. I am convinced that the African diasporas are key gateways that will enable this new African dynamism to inspire and shine beyond the continent. The Eurafrican Forum is a major driver in this perspective and I am very honoured to participate as part of our constant effort to bridge the two rims of the Mediterranean.” Emmanuel Noutary