Astou is an Associate Partner and leads Dalberg’s presence in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She has over ten years of experience in strategy and management consulting in Europe and Africa. She has worked with private corporations, governments and donors in areas such as agriculture and food security, health, governance, youth employment, access to finance, women economic empowerment, economic and inclusive growth. Her work with the private sector spanned strategic planning, market analysis and entry strategy, as well as performance optimization.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Astou worked as a consultant with Performances Group based in Dakar, as well as with Advention Business Partners and Stanwell Consulting based in Paris. Astou is fluent in French and English. She has a strong working knowledge of Spanish and Italian. She holds a Masters in International Economics from École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Cachan in association with Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris.