3 questions to... Frédéric Wybo, Director of Ultramaille


Based in Madagascar for nearly 30 years, Frédéric Wybo is the founder and current CEO of Ultramaille, a Malagasy company specialized in mid- and high-end fashion knit wear.

Ultramaille has been supported by I&P since 2016, through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1. The team is notably committed to the development of new product ranges and the reinforcement of Ultramaille's CSR policy (employee health, training, retirement, etc.).


VATEL launches its new master's degree in Ecotourism Management


Vatel Madagascar launches its new master's degree in Ecotourism Management


Vatel Madagascar is currently the only hotel school in Madagascar that offers a Master's degree in ecotourism. The Ecotourism Master's degree is structured around 5 poles:

- marketing to train future executives to promote ecotourism destinations,


8th edition of I&P Entrepreneurs' Training Seminar


About 60 entrepreneurs gathered in France from October 9 to 11 to attend the 8th edition of the Annual Training Seminar co-organized by I&P and the African Club of Entrepreneurs. Operating in 12 Sub-Saharan African countries, from Mauritania to Madagascar, the entrepreneurs were gathered for three days around the topic " Managing Change in the Company".


AMI launches $4.5M partnership with Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda


African Management Initiative (AMI) recently announced a new partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda. A $4.5M programme will support around 7,000 young Rwandans to build their skills and businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector.

This programme is part of Hanga Ahazaza, a US $50 million initiative from the Mastercard Foundation focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the hospitality and tourism sector in Rwanda.



Entrepreneur's Portrait: Falihery Ramakavelo, Director of VATEL Madagascar



VATEL Madagascar is a hospitality management school, part of the global network VATEL, created in 2014 by Falihery Ramakavelo and his wife Hanitra Ramakavelo. The main site is located in Ambatoroka, Antananarivo, and a new campus will be opened in October 2019 in Morondava to welcome students of the Ecotourism Master’s degree.


Launch of Africa Radio in Abidjan


Listened to on the FM band in Paris and on social networks in Africa and Europe, Africa Radio (formerly Africa N°1) now broadcasts in Abidjan on 91.1 FM.


Entrepreneur portrait: Aramatou Coulibaly, RAMA CEREAL


RAMA CEREAL is an Ivorian agro-industrial company specialising in the processing of cereals such as millet, maize and rice, supported by Comoé Capital, the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with high potential in Côte d'Ivoire.