Samuel MATHEY, an international consultant
Samuel MATHEY is an international consultant and professor of economics and
management, specialized on issues of entrepreneurship, debt and finance. Samuel holds a
doctorate (Ph.D.) in Economics and an MBA from the University of Delaware and the Ohio
State University in the USA.
Samuel had been a serial entrepreneur before going into academics, he created a dozen of
companies and he employed over 200 people in his last venture. He teaches in the
United States, Europe and Africa at various business schools (HEC Paris, BEM Dakar,
ECG…). Samuel has worked with major consulting, auditing and accounting firms (including
KPMG and PwC) and for different governments and institutions consulting projects (US
Samuel has recently been instrumental in the forging of the Ivorian national strategic
development plan 2016 – 2020 as a coordinator for the private sector participation as well
as the forging of the national SME development strategic plan. He has been a key adviser
to the first Ivoirian minister of entrepreneurship and SME and was in charge of national
entrepreneurship and SME policy and strategy.
President and Founder of AFFEED
Samuel is the President and Founder of AFFEED (African Foundation for Entrepreneurship
and Economic Development), an NGO that advocate the cause of entrepreneurship in
Africa and the concept of Zero Capital Entrepreneurs that he has advocated in his book
on the issue. Among other projects, he is as well the president and founder of
Gouvbarometre, a citizen governance and democracy application that allow citizens in any
country to rate elected officials and members of their government. He initiated an Award
promoting African entrepreneurs in the diaspora, the DELALI Awards Samuel is contributor and expert on economics, entrepreneurship issues with several medias and magazines across Africa and Europe (Africa 24 TV, Tycoon Magazine…).
Samuel is a member of several associations, including the Academy of Management, the
American Economic Association, the Black MBA Association (the umbrella organization of
black American business intelligentsia).