Qantara Digital is an independent advisor specialized in designing and leading digital transformations.
We help our clients embrace the digital revolution, from strategy to implementation.
Bridging Africa, Europe and the new Silk Road, we are present in Ivory Coast, France and Kazakhstan.
We establish long-term partnerships founded on aligned interests and mutual growth.
Leadership & Excellence
Vision & Independence
Trust & Proximity
Social & Environmental commitment
We evaluate the digital profile of a company vs. the best-in-class and identify the key levers and obstacles to a digital transformation
We help our clients accelerate their digitization and strengthen their digital offer, from strategy to operating partnership
We adopt a design approach based on client experience in order to foster innovation and instill a startup’s mindset
We build and run workshops on digital transitions, addressing best practices, change management, innovation and trends
We work with our clients to explore, define, test and go-to-market new digital services and experiences
We mentor entrepreneurs on their business plans and growth strategy, and promote exchanges between corporates and startup ecosystems
Our team allies the essences of private equity, consulting and design in an agile format.
We operate in mature and high growth markets at the crossroads of innovation and capital, in Europe, Africa and along the new Silk Road.
Hadrien Fraissinet is the co-founder of Qantara Digital and
founder of Qantara Capital. Private equity professional, Hadrien has significant international experience in direct investments especially in the financial services sector. He specializes in identifying growth opportunities as well as designing value creation strategies and operational plans. Recognized for his leadership and pragmatism, Hadrien established close relationships globally with private, strategic and institutional investors.
Since beginning his career at Rothschild & Co, Hadrien has held senior positions at Baring Vostok Capital Partners and at the International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group, where he made and managed investments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Russia & CIS. Hadrien currently serves as Independent Director at the Board of KazTransOil, the largest oil pipeline company of Kazakhstan. Hadrien holds a BA from Wheaton College, MA, and a MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and ESADE Business School.
Jerome Vincent is the co-founder of Qantara Digital and has over 14 years of management consulting experience in the EMENA region. Jerome’s expertise resides in advising financial and retail sector companies in business strategy, distribution, M&A and operations. Since 2008, Jerome specializes in digital transformation projects including digital maturity diagnostics, customer centricity, innovation programs including hackathon and go-to-market approach. Hence Jerome benefits from privileged access to digital talent pools, from designers to data miners.
Jerome also mentors startups and teaches entrepreneurship and growth strategy at EDHEC and NEOMA in France, making him a conduit between startup ecosystems and corporates. Jerome previously worked at Elia Consulting, Stanwell Consulting and Accenture after starting his career at E&Y. Jerome holds a Master in Finance from NEOMA Business School, and a MBA from ESADE Business School and Georgetown University, DC.
Morgane Roth is Director at Qantara Digital’s office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She brings 10 years of international experience in designing and managing large transformation programs in the private and public sectors. Since 2014 Morgane has been advising governments and corporates in Western Africa with a particular focus on operational models, processes, governance and budgeting best practices.
Prior to working in Africa, she contributed to the management and roll out of systemic reform projects in Ministries of the French Republic, European Union agencies and multi-lateral organizations which made her familiar with “Govtech” solutions. Morgane worked at PwC and CGI. She graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg and ESSEC Business School.
Aurélien Cunin specialises in innovation strategy and business transformation projects with an emphasis on customer centricity. He designs and leads custom programs and workshops to facilitate digitization and to foster start up eco-systems. Aurélien brings more than 12 years experience in digital marketing, design thinking, growth hacking and agile project management. Prior to joining Qantara Digital, he worked for Orange (TMT), Greenwich Consulting (EY Digital) and Elia Consulting on projects in France, UK, Poland, Russia and USA.
Aurélien also teaches 3 Masters and Bachelor courses at EDHEC Business School on digital marketing and digital entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he mentors start-ups on strategy and collaborates on a pro-bono basis with several incubators in Paris. Aurélien graduated from HEC School of Management in 2004.
Alexis Kignelman is a financial services specialist who has close to a decade of experience within front, middle and back offices functions at major banks and insurance companies in Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Qantara Digital, Alexis worked as Associate at Citibank South Africa and Ivory Coast, where he graduated from the Management Associate program. Previous professional experiences also include: Financial Analyst at BOA Capital Securities, the brokerage arm for Sub-Saharan Africa at BMCE Bank; Manager at 2J Associés, providing advisory and project management services to CFOs in financial institutions in Europe and Africa; Corporate and Investment Banking Analyst at Natixis Paris.
Alexis is a visiting professor in Credit Risk and Financial Analysis at ESSCA School of Management. He has also co-authored several best practice guides related to corporate governance and firm performance. Alexis holds a Master degree in Finance from NEOMA Business School and a Master degree in Accounting (French Chartered Accountancy curriculum).
Growth strategyHadrien’s profile
Digital transformationJérôme’s profile
Organization and change managementMorgane’s profile
Operations and processesAlexis’ profile
Farmers and consumers are benefiting from the digitization of the agricultural sector. From traceability to optimization of resources and fair practices, technology plays a great role in the future of agribusiness. Plantation tracking software, fertilizer analysis, irrigation management, blockchain-linked supply chains are only a few examples where digital innovations promotes efficiency, transparency and sustainability.
Digitization transforms banking practices and organizations. We advise our clients on transforming existing platforms and building new ones in order to deliver more relevant financial services and better customer service. From multi-channel optimization to new business models, we lead internal and multi-party teams to successfully deliver on go-to market projects and proofs of concept.
Energies of the 21st century require more than ever an efficient management to optimize production, access and usage. We advise producers, retailers and consumers on promoting and deploying smart energy consumption and management solutions thanks to digital technologies.
Fintechs are at the core of the digitization universe. Fintechs are powerful drivers for financial inclusion, by easing access to payment services (money transfer, mobile money), to banking services (accounts aggregator) and to financing and investment services. We promote the exchange between corporates and startups by organizing hackathons, surveying incubators and mentoring startups. In particular, we actively participate in the development of financial assets management platforms for individuals based on artificial intelligence (robo advisor).
We advise professionals from the healthcare sector on digitizing care pathways before, during and after consultations and surgeries. New technologies enable professionals to better manage and leverage data to customize patient care, target vaccine campaigns, and support medical research.
Insurance companies must leverage digital tools and practices to thrive if not to survive. We help our clients benefit from this mutation with an emphasis on technological innovation and processes. Digital channels lead to new products and services such as micro-insurance via mobile or pay-as-you-go models. Data analysis, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are the future of insurance.
Mobility is morphing into ″mobility as a service″, taking into greater account environment-friendly options. We accompany our clients in deploying digital interfaces. We advise them on the launch of mobility services, in order to enter the market or expand their marketshare all along the value chain (carpool, leasing, pay-as-you-go).
We help governments, donors and institutions in digitizing public services. E-administration, big data, blockchain and cybersecurity represent huge opportunities to transform key public areas (Taxes, Homeland, Justice, Defense, Education, Health, Environment, etc.) and thus contribute to the access and modernization of services to citizens.
We develop disruptive and innovative retail services based on new consumption habits. We design holistic digital consumer experiences including omnichannel customer journey, digitized point of sale, service customization. We also advise our clients on leveraging technologies to ensure a reliable routing of packages and goods, by optimizing operations.
The telco sector is characterized by high technological investments (5G, fiber), and the volatility of its users. We help our clients differentiate themselves by deploying new services such as mobile money through agile methods and go to market pilots. We also provide data analysis on users in order to enhance customer experience.