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Emilian Popa

Principal at DiGAME


Emilian is an investment professional with DiGAME (Digital Growth Africa), an Africa focused subsidiary of Zouk Capital. DiGAME makes growth‑stage equity investments in companies with proven digital strategies and visibility on revenues.

Emilian has 16 years experience in web entrepreneurship and management consulting. Prior to DiGAME, Emilian has been focused on building and accelerating winning eCommerce companies in Africa and other emerging markets, including Groupon South Africa, Lamoda.ru (Russia), wimdu.com (Germany & China), zando.co.za (South Africa), jumia.com (Nigeria) and jabong.com (India).

Emilian has extensive experience working in Angola, Gabon, Cameroun, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco and Algeria.

Emilian began his career at Ernst & Young where he spent 7 years advising clients across various industries and geographies on buildingand improving their business processes, cost savings and revenue assurance, training financial and operation teams on control environment and risk management.

Emilian holds an MBA Columbia Business School and London Business School.

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