At DAT, we pride ourselves in the wide range of skills our multidisciplinary and highly talented team has to offer.

  • Simplice ANOH
    Founder and CEO

    Simplice ANOH is one of Africa’s emerging technology leaders and visionaries. He has founded and built successful technology businesses across the continent, and is passionate about delivering world-class technology products and services to African consumers.

    He is also the Founder and CEO of DAT. His goal is to develop groundbreaking, value-added wireless services that keep DAT at the forefront of the industry.

    One of his key achievements has been to help mobile carriers boost their VAS revenues by up to 30% in only 12 months.

    Simplice is a graduate from J.L. Kellogg School of Management and Harvard University.

    Mail: asimplice@groupedigital.com

  • Michael YAPO
    Director Marketing Communications

    Michael YAPO brings over 15 years of experience to DAT in product management, business development, engineering, and project management in IT, software and telecom sectors.

    Prior to joining DAT as Chief Technology Officer he held a key position at Mahindra Comviva (formerly Comviva Technologies) as the Regional Head of Business Operations for Airtel’s Francophone Africa countries, where he developed and launched several revenue-sharing projects that resulted in significant business growth.

    Prior to Comviva, Michael served in product, project management and West and Central African sales/channel management positions at Warid Telecom, MTN, and at OM Consulting (ICT consulting company).

    Michael holds an MSc in Mathematics from the National University of Côte d’Ivoire and an Engineering Degree in Information Systems from the Higher Institute of Technology in Côte d’Ivoire.

    Mail: michael.yapo@groupedigital.com

  • Alphonse ANOH
    Chief financial Officer

     

    With more than 18 years of experience in financial management, Alphonse ANOH holds a degree in Management from the university of Abidjan and a DESS in Audit and Management Accounting.

    Alphonse ANOH brings to Groupe DIGITAL a wide experience in accounting, finance, and administration.

    Before joining as CFO of DAT, he worked for BULL CI and helped setup the Administrative and Finance department of the Group.

    Mail: aalphonse@groupedigital.com

  • Celestin KOMENAN
    Business Development Director

    Celestin Komenan is a seasoned Marketing and Business Development expert with strong pan-African experience in the B2B and telecoms markets.

    His first marketing experience was with Nestlé CI, where he worked on Maggi Products. He later joined DAT to lead its pan-African expansion strategy in East, Central and Southern Africa.

    Celestin then became Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Alink Telecom, a leading internet and data network operator via VSAT and Wi-max, where he oversaw key sales projects and communication activities in the thirteen subsidiaries of the Group.

    He is now back onboard at DAT, bringing his enriched experience to the organization’s new strategy and market leadership direction.

    Celestin holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Abidjan Higher Institute of Business (ESCA), the leading business school in West Africa, as well as a Certificate of Business English from the University of Brighton in UK.

    Mail: ckomenan@groupedigital.com

  • Léonard KONAN
    Software Development Director

    Léonard KONAN brings to DAT more than 17 years of expérience in project management, software engineering, business development, and software architecture.

    Before becoming director of the software branch (DIGITAL AFRIQUE SOFTWARE) of DAT, he was Sales and Technical director at INOVA Information Systems. During his tenure, he built and launched several projects that resulted in huge activity growth for the company in sub-saharan Africa.

    Prior to Inova, Léonard held several software development positions as well as project management positions at the national Electricity Company (CIE) then SC2I (Software engineering company) that managed all engineering and software development of the national electricity company as well as the national water company.

    He holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from the national university of Côte d’Ivoire as well as an engineering degree from for the National Institute Houphouët Boigny (INPHB) in Yamoussoukro.

    Mail: lkonan@groupedigital.com

  • Francis KONAN
    IT Director

    With more than 14 years’ experience, Francis KONAN specializes in the field of management consulting, organization and information systems. He has a strong consulting expertise in strategy and in carrying out ICT projects. He intervened in various business projects for both private and public companies.

    IT Director at DAT, Francis KONAN is responsible for setting and implementing the information technology policy in line with the overall strategy of the company and its performance objectives. He ensures the continuity of the computer services provided to the entire company and anticipates changes as well as impacts on information systems.

    Francis KONAN led several projects in audit, computer wiring, remote-site interconnection, e-mail systems, as well as computer security for several private companies including SMI, LONACI, FDPCC, PASP, YARA (Ex Hydrochem), GRAS SAVOYE, SARITEL but also in institutions and governmental ministries of Côte d’Ivoire such as BNETD, the Constitutional Council, Ministry of Commerce, and Ministry of higher education.
    He holds an Engineering Degree in computer science (Option: systems & computer networks) and a Certificate of Advanced Technician (Option: industrial computing).

    E-mail: fkonan@groupedigital.com