BIT is now open!
Founder & President
Susanne Pertl is an executive board member of the Stern Stewart Institute e.V. and the founder of Lycée Schorge in Koudougou. Her vision for the BIT is to provide state-of-the-art education for the most committed and enthusiastic young women and men of Burkina Faso. BIT strives for a striking impact in educating entrepreneurs who are willing to create change. She aims to build future generations of young leaders and professionals in Burkina Faso. More entrepreneurs lead to more opportunity, more economic growth, and more prosperity for everyone.
Maths and Statistics Teacher
Inza Gnanou graduated in Côte d’Ivoire in 2007 and pursued his graduate studies in the department of pure and applied sciences, at the University of Ouagadougou. He started teaching in 2009 and began to teach in public and private universities in 2013. Passionate about technology and its applications, Inza teaches Applied Sciences at Norbert ZONGO University in Koudougou, where he is currently the youngest science teacher. Inza always applies theories and has contributed to the training several executives of his country in various scientific and technological fields. Inza is motivated by the desire to learn, honesty, and discipline.
Diébédo Francis Kéré was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso, studied at the Technical University of Berlin, established the Kéré Foundation and founded Kéré Architecture. Kéré continues to reinvest knowledge back into Burkina Faso and other sites across four different continents. He has developed innovative construction strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods, which he now employs in BITs architecture.
Diébédo Francis Kéré was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso and studied at the Technical University of Berlin. Parallel to his studies, he established the Kéré Foundation (formerly Schulbausteine für Gando e.V.), and in 2005 he founded Kéré Architecture.
His architectural practice has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first building, a primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso. Kéré has undertaken projects in varied countries including Burkina Faso, Mali, Germany and Switzerland. He has held professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Swiss Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio). In 2017 he accepted the professorship for “Architectural Design and Participation” at TU München (Germany).
Kéré continues to reinvest knowledge back into Burkina Faso and other sites across four different continents. He has developed innovative construction strategies that combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods.
Kéré’s work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Architecture Museum in Munich and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (both in 2016) and his work has been selected for group exhibitions such as: Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010) and Sensing Spaces, at the Royal Academy, London (2014).
Rodrigue W. Kabore
Rodrigue W. Kabore has 10 years of experience working in Burkina Faso. He worked for a private enterprise for 2 years and spent 8 years working for the government. Recently, he has been the director of promotion of the digital economy. He has now accepted the responsibilities of his current role as Dean of BIT. He has been teaching in higher education for over 4 years with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies. He received his master’s degree in 2013 and his doctor title in 2018. To him, innovative technologies occupy a vital place in students’ training, especially focusing on entrepreneurship.
Maxime Bako is an IT engineer and believes that programming allows us to create something out of nothing. When programming we are not limited to physical constraints; if you can imagine it, you can create it with enough thought and effort. The idea of developing software that can intervene in several areas such as education, management, health, agriculture, livestock and other is fascinating. Being able to contribute to the improvement of the important areas for Burkina Faso’s development is a great motivation. And the computer programming problems and challenges, constant learning, and satisfaction that come from programming make him love it. No matter where you are in the world and who you are, as long as you have a computer you can program and make a change.
After his Master’s Degree in English at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Aristide Gampiné strengthened his abilities in
Innovative Practices of Teaching English with Endicott College in Switzerland. He has taught at various international schools and at the
American Language Center. Gampinpé is pleased that young Burkinabè have the opportunity to take up the challenge of
studying Entrepreneurship in English at BIT.
Marketing and Management Professor
Eric Zidouemba is Professor of marketing and management. He has taught in different business schools in Burkina Faso and Senegal. In addition to pursuing his academic interests, he is also active in management and marketing consulting as well as executive and organizational development in Burkina Faso.
Dr. Svenja Jarchow