Francine Beleyi
Francine Beleyi
Founder | Digital Strategist | Personal Branding Expert| Speaker | Author


Francine Beleyi is an award-winning Togolese, French & British digital strategist specialising in corporate and personal branding. She shows purpose-driven entrepreneurs & professionals a powerful pathway to become thought-leaders in their field, attract their ideal clients and impact millions of people globally.

She went from being a frustrated and unfulfilled corporate employee to living a globetrotting life doing what she loves, speaking across the world, and being featured in top media publications. She has received an award in Marrakech for her work and named in the top 500 most influential Africans in the world in 2021.

She is the author of the book Personal branding in the digital age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in a connected world, where she reveals a powerful framework to build a great visibility and succeed in business and career.

Francine is on a mission to help a million entrepreneurs and professionals make a bigger impact by leveraging the power of personal branding.


Francine is a sought-after international speaker and has delivered addresses at top industry events such as UNIDO in Vienna, Les Imperiales in Casablanca, AITEX in Rabat, Women in Manufacturing 4.0 in Montreal, GSBN/CGE event in New York, ESCP-Europe Alumni in London, Africa Union summit in Pretoria as well as other private events internationally. Her work has been featured in numerous media such as Computer Weekly, Tech Target, Femmes du Maroc, 2M, Le Matin, TVT, Canal+ Afrique and more.

She speaks about corporate and personal branding, employee branding, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation, and opportunities for women in the digital economy. She delivers her talks in French and English worldwide.


Francine is an advocate of digital literacy and enabling entrepreneurship ecosystems to support economic and social progress, especially in Africa. She also supports women empowerment and has played a key role in executive committees of leading charities like Professional Women Network (London).

Francine is the chief editor of the African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE). Each year on international women’s day, she releases the top 20 women in Africa diaspora who are advancing the future of the continent.

She is a key founding member of African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC), a one-of-a-kind training program that builds a pan-African community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs.

Francine is also of The Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast, where she interviews thought leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to share their journey, experience and insights to live a meaningful live.


Francine started her career in IT becoming Head of Information Systems at 25 in a multinational firm. She then held various positions in the corporate world in investment banking, consulting and non-profit organisations before founding nucleus of change to help entrepreneurs, corporate executives and individuals to adapt and thrive in the digital age. She also created to equip people to acquire the digital skills they need to take advantage of the digital economy.

She holds a Master in Organisational Consulting and Change Management, a Bachelor in Finance and Accountancy and an HND in Computer Science applied to Management. She also holds the NCTJ diploma in Multimedia Journalism.