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Baobab is a financial services group with operations in eight countries on the African continent and one province of China. Via its subsidiaries, Baobab provides financial services to half a million small businesses, fulfilling its mission of broadening access to finance among those underserved by traditional banks. Their global range of products includes micro-loans, savings solutions, transaction and daily banking services as well as innovative banking products like mobile payments, buy-now-pay later plans and digital nano loans.

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Baobab operates with a central Technology team, located in both France and Senegal, to deliver implementation, development, and support services to all Baobab African subsidiaries with an unwavering focus on continuous improvement across all facets of Baobab’s operations. Over the next three years, Baobab’s Technology department is set to undergo significant expansion. The aim is to enhance the organization and fortify the Technology team to effectively address challenges and bolster support for ongoing transformations, including the digital transformation program and core banking system migration projects.


The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of scaling technology teams and roadmaps across the African Continent, working at scale. This person will have served as a vital business partner to establish Technology as a key enabler within a PE backed environment before, aligning technology initiatives with the organization’s overarching business goals. They will also have demonstrable experience of driving ongoing technology enhancements in technology to bolster business development and to facilitate process transformation, while also elevating technology processes and organizational structures to the highest standards, instilling efficiency and predictability in the way Technology is  managed and operated across an organization.


Erevena identified and introduced Thibaud Rérolle to the business who has a significant track record of scaling high-quality technology/engineering teams across Europe and Africa. Thibaud most notable helped to scale Safaricom into on of East Africa’s most successful public telecom operators with a $1bn+ market cap, based in Kenya, before then leading the digital transformation for M-Pesa across the Continent.

Philip Sigwart

Group CEO

We express our gratitude to Erevena for their exceptional partnership in assisting us with the recruitment of our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Their expertise has been indispensable, and we deeply value Erevena’s role in strengthening our team at Baobab.

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Specialisms: CEO succession planning, GTM, Tech & Product across Europe & MEA

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