Gontrand Nounagnon is the Regional Operations Director for VisionFund International. He works with the Africa team and based in Accra. Gontrand has over 16 years of experience in management for both private companies and NGOs. Gontrand has a wealth of experience in microfinance. Previously, Gontrand worked with Accion International where he coordinated and implemented technical assistance programs in areas such as: training & capacity building, coaching & mentoring of operations staff, process mapping, HR management, methodology audit and operations manual development for Accion’s partners in Africa.
Before Accion, Gontrand was the Deputy Managing Director for Finadev (the microfinance subsidiary of Orabank Group). He also worked for Horus Development Finance, which acquired Finadev, in Chad and successfully led the recovery process for Finadev after the ransacking of its head office during the 2008 war.
Gontrand has experience working in more than 15 countries in Africa and Asia. He has lived in Benin, Chad, Egypt and Ghana. He holds a Maitrise in Management from the University of Benin and a Master in Development/Project Management from the University Senghor in Alexandria (Egypt).