Testimonies - Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Business

Roseline Dieudonné

I have more than 15 years’ experience in Auditing, Finance and the management of transformation projects in multiple industries and geographies including a 3-year assignment in the Republic of Congo. 

 

Roseline Dieudonné
 

I chose the EMBA Major/Advanced Certificate in Innovation and Social Business because I am passionate about people development and Africa. I wanted to better understand the business environment of emerging markets, and discover how to sustainably improve lives in ways based on business instead of charity. I also wanted to understand how reverse innovation can work in our developed countries

I really enjoyed meeting inspiring people, people who want to save the world and take action to do so. What I have taken away from the program is that:

  • Frugal innovation is a customer-centric strategy. Companies need to redesign their products and not minimize their functionalities to make them affordable
  • Scalability is the Key in terms of development especially in countries like India and Nigeria
  • Developing countries are leapfrogging. The world is looking at a massive structural change.
     

The program reinforced my international strategic vision and social networks. It gave me a good understanding of Africa leapfrogging, from mobile today to renewable energy, health, etc. tomorrow. Thanks to innovation, we are overcoming many hurdles.

 

Find out more about entrepreneurship in our whitepaper 'Learning from the experts: how to start your own business'. 

Roseline Dieudonné

Senior Manager in charge of Practise Management System, KPMG