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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Louis Dorval
Co-Founder & COO at Viamo


When Louis worked with Engineers Without Borders Canada in Ghana, he wondered how organizations working in emerging markets can use tech to meet the needs of people who aren’t being reached? The answer was in co-founding Viamo in 2013, using the ubiquitousness of mobile phones to create new communication channels at scale, and empower millions of people with new access to vital information. As COO, Louis leads the product, marketing, and business development teams. He has since helped grow the company to 33 countries and reached over 30 million people with hundreds of diverse services.

Louis began at Engineers Without Borders Canada where he was part of their first overseas-based staff and grew their international programs to more than 200 Africa-based employees and volunteers. He worked for a silicon-valley pre-IPO software company as their Director of Specific Projects reporting to the CEO. There, he led the corporate development team, the growth of the corporate foundation and became the founding director of their R&D labs division.

Louis has an MBA from the University of Oxford as a Skoll Scholar.

Agenda Sessions

  • Dragon's Den Africa