Pan Africa Network (PAN) was established in NYC in 2012. The goal of the PAN Africa Network is to serve as a voice for Pan African Professionals in the USA and beyond. PAN also encourages highly informative and enlightening dialogues, so that investment opportunities can be facilitated. PAN provides a powerful and effective expert network that advocates practical solutions for common issues facing the future Pan African investor as well assists in unlocking the leadership potential that lies within each of Pan African professional.
Pan Africa Network seeks to engage, advocate, promote and support Pan African professionals in their pursuit of entrepreneurial leadership, investment and development of the African market.
We recognize the need to encourage cooperation and closer ties between members of our network.We commit ourselves to serve our members by:
1. Facilitating professional development through the provision of exciting and dynamic investment opportunities in the African emerging market.
2. Gaining exclusive access to business venture raising capital, matching specific investment criteria to members who fit the requirements, and matching the opportunities with member investors.
Richard is originally from Martinique in the West Indies, and works currently for an investment banking firm based in NYC.
He has over 10 years international experience in Finance, Engineering, Project management and Business Development/Sales. Previous experience was working as an investment manager for the Asia Pacific market. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of industries including the Energy (Electricity, Oil and Gas) and Commodities (Sugar) within the emerging markets and frontier markets.
Richard hold a Master’s degree in Engineering from Lyon University in France, a Diploma in Business Management from University of London. He speaks fluent English, French and intermediate Spanish and have worked and lived in France, Norway, the UK, China, the US and Africa.
Outside of work, Richard is passionate about meeting and bringing together people from across the Diaspora. His longstanding interest and passion for African development came after spending some time in Sudan, as well as some involvement with various countries of West Africa, working in business development and project management in the commodity industry.
Richard thrives on helping people and organizations to rise to their full potential. In 2012, he combined his love of networking and commitment to the African and Caribbean development agenda to create PAN Africa Network. This fantastic initiative with quarterly panel events is a global network spanning Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and US, and with its talented membership aims to provide an exclusive platform for organizations and individuals with significant interest in capacity development in Africa and the Caribbean. He is keen to meet others in the Diaspora to establish shared common ground and answer any queries they may have about PAN Africa Network.