Our Board

Vanessa Adande

Board Member

Managing Partner, ELLIPSIS

As a finance executive, Vanessa is passionate about bringing structure to the chaos caused by change and growth. Through her 18 years of experience in corporate accounting and financial management, she developed a deep understanding of the finance function best practices required to efficiently grow and run a business.

She is the founder and managing partner of ELLIPSIS, a financial management advisory firm based in Gabon. Their impact-driven team oversees the production of reliable and relevant financial data to be used to improve management’s strategic decision-making process.

Vanessa is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the USA and in the Central African Region (CEMAC). Prior to founding ELLIPSIS, she has held various positions within the finance function, with companies such as Deloitte (in France), and Ecobank (in Benin). She currently sits on the boards of financial institutions Airtel Money Gabon and Société Camerounaise de Banque, serving as the chair of the audit committee.

A native of Gabon, and a gender champion, Vanessa is committed to a better representation of African women and youth in leadership positions.