Henri Legre

Manager – West Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Henri is one of the pioneers of mobile banking in West Africa. In the 2000s, he joined, as Commercial Head, TELECEL Ivory Coast (now MTN Ivory Coast), initially playing a key role in converting the physical distribution of airtime to virtual top-ups.  In 2008, he took on the ambitious goal of setting up a national network of distribution agents for MTN Mobile Money while building strategic partnerships with both the public and private sectors.  The mobile money program has been a significant success in Ivory Coast and has expanded in neighboring markets as well.  In 2015, he decided to reorient his career by bringing his experience to other clients by joining Digital Disruptions as a key adviser to the firm for a West Africa rural agent project it was selected to implement on behalf of the World Bank Group.  Henri has a Mini MBA Telecom (MTN Academy and Informa) and an international Master’s degree in Marketing (INPHB Yamoussokro). He is fluent in French and English.