Côte d'Ivoire’s Alex Degny Digitizes Restaurant Management in Africa

By : Melchior Koba

Date : lundi, 13 mai 2024 09:05

Last updated : lundi, 13 mai 2024 09:11

He is a dedicated entrepreneur who devotes his life to creating technological solutions aimed at improving the efficiency of small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. His commitment to entrepreneurship and his innovative spirit have earned him several awards.

Ivorian tech entrepreneur Alex Degny (photo) is the co-founder and CEO of Tajiri, a startup established in 2023 to transform the restaurant management landscape in Côte d'Ivoire and throughout Africa. The company offers a mobile app, compatible with Android and iOS, that simplifies the lives of restaurateurs by providing a platform to log sales, monitor business data, and even secure financing. Its app streamlines order taking and tracking, and facilitates the monitoring and management of inventory for optimal planning.

In addition, Tajiri provides analytical reports that enable performance assessment and data-driven decision-making. It enhances operational efficiency in restaurants by improving communication between the dining area and the kitchen.

As of April 12, 2024, Alex Degny took on the role of president of #Ci20 (Côte d’Ivoire Innovation 20), a coalition of tech companies, succeeding Steven Bedi.

Prior to launching Tajiri, In 2017, Degny founded Innoving, a startup that offers management software to small and medium-sized enterprises. Then, in January 2018, he established RIZE’S, a French startup specializing in digital services.

Degny is a graduate of the Catholic University of West Africa, where he earned a master’s degree in banking, business, finance, and real estate law in 2008. He also holds a certificate in business administration and management from HEC Paris.

Degny embarked on his professional journey in 2011 at FIAO Côte d'Ivoire (West African Investment Finance), serving as the head of the executive office. In 2014, he transitioned to the role of sales manager at WABCO COTIA, a company that specializes in the production and marketing of compound fertilizers. In 2015, he served as an administrative consultant for the rice company GAN Logis. By 2016, he had become the general manager of Agri Hope, a consortium of several companies specializing in agribusiness.

In recognition of his contributions to the fields of technology and entrepreneurship in Africa, Degny was awarded the innovation prize at season 5 of Orange Fab Côte d'Ivoire in 2019.

Melchior Koba



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