Youmani Jérôme Lankoandé
Economist and entrepreneur, Youmani Jerome Lankoandé is president of Innovation Quebec, a Montreal-based firm specialized in consulting services and commercialisation of technological innovations. Mr. Lankoandé serves as president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent - Mont-Royal in Montreal.
Mr. Lankoandé has over eight years’ experience of leading interdisciplinary research teams investigating the technology-based innovation gap in Canada and the United States. He is a visiting scholar at ATHGO International (Los Angeles).
Before launching Innovation Quebec, Mr. Lankoandé was economic analyst at Partenariat International. He holds master’s degrees in political economy from Université Laval. He has co-authored numerous publications on innovation and international economy. He has published the book “The Political Economy of China’s Foreign Direct Investment in Africa” (the Editions Universitaires Europénnes, 2011).
As part of his activities, he visited the United States, China, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Gabon, Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Mr. Lankoandé serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee of many organizations in Canada. In 2010 he was the recipient of the engaged citizen award of African Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network in Canada.
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