Fatou is the co-founder and managing partner for Bootstrap Europe. Fatou started her career as an investment banker at Citigroup in their London and Johannesburg offices, where she spent over five years advising European and emerging markets clients on cross border M&A, high yield debt and equity financing and leveraged buyouts. Her experience includes time spent as a strategic advisory to the CEO of SFR, France's second largest mobile operator, as well as stint at Standard and Poor's in London in the African sovereign credit ratings team. Fatou was part of the founding team that set up the African Risk Capacity, a $100M sovereign risk insurance facility against drought in 25 countries. In recent years, Fatou has also been featured on Forbes top 100 Women in Tech in France.
Fatou is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Wolof, and graduated from the HEC Business School in Paris where she majored in Finance and holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Calgary.