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Leva Konate

Leva Konate

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 20

Young Expert at Mali Biocarburant - Burkina Faso

First position after YEP

Entrepreneur, Netherlands

YEP Role

Sales and Marketing Representative at Faso Biocarburant SARL (mother company is Mali Biocarburant SARL). At our factory in Leo, Burkina Faso, we produce vegetable oils from inedible oilseeds. Our main vegetable oil is called neem oil, which we use as a biopesticide. With neem we want to develop a green agricultural market in Burkina Faso with both our biopesticide and biofertilizer. 



  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Team Player
  • Communication Skills
  • Digital Marketing
  • Solution Driven
  • Entrepreneurial


Nationality: Dutch

  • Bsc - Public administration and Organization Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Msc - Media & Business, Erasmus University Rotterdam 

Experience before YEP

Msc in Media in Business at the EUR. My most recent experience before starting the YEP programme was going on exchange for a semester in Monterrey, Mexico to finalize my master. Besides my studies, I’ve been a Sales Captain at Pepperminds (sales agency) and a HR assistant at Ohpen (cloud-banking software engine) and TomTom.

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Organisation: Mali Biocarburant
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