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SwissAngolan This Swiss-Angolan entrepreneur is the Entrepreneur founder of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) created in 2009, a foundation that supports local entrepreneurship. Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais also manages part of the Angolan sovereign wealth fund.

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Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais in his fifties chic and relaxed. As a worthy descendant of a line of Swiss manufacturers of watchmaking and Angolan heroes of independence, the entrepreneur born in Friborg - where he obtained a master's degree in business management - is as passionate about finance as he is. through innovation, preferably when they serve Africa's socio-economic development. Since 2012, he has managed part of the billions of Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA, the Angolan sovereign wealth fund), whose friend José Filomeno dos Santos, the son of the former head of the Angolan State, held the presidency before to be dismissed in early January by the successor of his father, President João Lourenço.

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But not enough to worry Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, the FSDEA weighing less than 50% of the $ 8 billion managed by Quantum Global Group (HQ), which he created in 2007 in Zug (30 km south of Zurich ) and of which he is the director general. Quantum, which has offices in Switzerland, Angola and six other countries on the continent, is home to companies specializing in business financial assistance, asset and private wealth management, and investment and real estate consulting. Helvetico-Angolan is also director of Banco Kwanza Invest, the first investment bank in Portuguese-speaking countries, which he founded in 2008.

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Hybrid innovation The following year, to support even more actively local entrepreneurship and innovative projects in the areas of governance, access to technology and social development, he launched the African Innovation Foundation (AIF).

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Each year, it awards its Innovation Award for Africa to reward "those who see in the continent an opportunity to seize and not a challenge," says Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais. As he did so well. For two years, in a former soap factory in the biggest working-class district of Luanda, he has installed La FĂĄbrica de SabĂŁo, the first Angolan center for hybrid innovation, halfway between the classic model, where innovation is protected by the intellectual property, and the "open" model, where it is shared.

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JClaude Bastos - The Man who was worth billions  

This Swiss-Angolan entrepreneur is the founder of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) created in 2009, a foundation that supports local...

JClaude Bastos - The Man who was worth billions  

This Swiss-Angolan entrepreneur is the founder of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) created in 2009, a foundation that supports local...

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