Refusing a job offer from the bicentenary finance magnate, Rothschild, to launch his start-up: symptomatic of a generation of millenials, disenchanted with the prospects for development in a traditional firm. Samba Lo, Founder and CEO of Socium, began his career at Deloitte as data scientist, then within the investment banks Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.
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The 29-year-old from Dakar, a graduate of Polytechnique, discovered entrepreneurship while working with Marc Sarfati, co-founder of Skeat, a QR code payment solution in bars and restaurants. “I understood that where I could flourish was not necessarily in traditional companies, but instead in places where I could have flexibility, autonomy and a very strong impact”, he explains. An impact that he chooses to maximize by returning to his country of origin.
Based on his own job search experience on the continent, he noticed a lack of clear distribution channels for job offers and decided to found SociumJob.com, an online recruitment platform officially created in september 2021.