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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ECOBANK FOUNDATION
Elisa Desbordes is a Senior Corporate Communications and Impact Advisor and the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation. She strongly advocates for business as the driver of inclusion, empowerment, and sustainable socio-economic impact. Elisa has invested 15+ years building high-level stakeholder partnerships and delivering projects in 30+ countries in Africa, Europe, and North America to implement multi-sector communications, advocacy, and Corporate Social Responsibility programs that drive inclusion, enhance visibility, and deliver triple-bottom-line returns on investment for respected global organizations. such as The ONE Campaign, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Women in African Initiative (WIA), and African Development Bank. An excellent strategist, project, and event manager, and multi-lingual and multicultural communicator, Elisa leads diverse and dispersed world-class teams with empathy. She focuses on managing stakeholders and mobilizing resources toward delivering outcomes. A highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful team player, Elisa applies innovative problem-solving approaches to challenges, communicating complex issues with precision, flair, and energy that inspires team, organizational, and market results. Elisa also shapes thought leadership to promote women's empowerment and gender equality in education, leadership, ICT and STEM, sports, health, and sustainable development. Elisa holds two master's degrees, one in Political Science and Intercultural Management from Institut d’études politiques d’Aix-en-Provence in France and the other in History and Sociology from Universität Bielefeld in Germany, as well as a Bachelor's degree in History from Université Denis-Diderot/Paris VII in France. LinkedIn: Elisa Desbordes
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