Conference Speakers

Elisa Desbordes-Cissé

Chief Operating Officer, Ecobank Foundation

Elisa Desbordes-Cissé

Elisa is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation.

Throughout her 15-year career in development, she has worked for many Pan-African and international development institutions, including the African Development Bank Group, UNITLIFE (a United Nations Capital Development Fund initiative), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Media Initiative, and The ONE Campaign.

Elisa has a Master’s degree in Political Science and Intercultural Management from the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence, France. She is a national of France.