Thierno Olory-Togbé

Thierno Olory-Togbé is the Chief Legal Counsel of the African Legal Support Facility for capacity building, knowledge management and dispute resolution initiatives. He has been with the ALSF since April 2015 and gained progressive responsibilities.

Prior to joining the ALSF, Mr. Olory-Togbé specialized in financial law at a leading independent African law firm where he was involved in litigation practice, and advised on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Project Finance and cross-border transactions particularly in the Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecoms and Banking sectors. He started his carreer in finance at BNP Paribas and KPMG Audit in Paris.


Mr. Olory-Togbé is a member of the Benin Bar. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management (Major in Business Law and Financial Markets) from Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. He has also obtained Master's Degrees in Business Law from Aix-Marseille III University in France and the Catholic University of West Africa, as well as a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from Aston Business School in the United Kingdom.

His professional education includes executive certificates in Economic Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the United States.