Olivier Bailly-Béchet has a solid background in economics and business management and 24-years’ experience in financial services, management and financial inclusion.
He has acquired a strong working knowledge of microfinance operations, notably with regards to defining products and credit methodologies, defining and implementing policies and procedures, planning, training, network development/management, and sales team management.
Since joining Advans International in 2003, Olivier has held different positions both in subsidiaries and at Advans Group level.
He was CEO of Finadev Chad and then launched 2 subsidiaries as COO / Deputy CEO at Advans Cameroun and Advans Côte d’Ivoire. He became Group Head of Credit at Advans International in 2014, then Chief of Sales Officer in 2017 and was also sitting on the Board of Directors & Audit Committee in different subsidiaries like Advans Bank Tanzania, Advans Pakistan and Advans Cameroun.
Olivier has joined Advans Ghana Savings & Loans LTD for more than 2 years now as Managing Director/CEO. Before joining the Advans group, Olivier gathered experience with France Active (member of the “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations” Group), the Microfinance African Institutions Network (MAIN) and the Société d’Investissement et de Développement International (SIDI).
Olivier fluently speaks French and English and holds a Master 2 in Analysis & development strategies in developing countries from University of Paris X Nanterre in France and a Master 1 in Economic science & Business management from University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, France.