Afriwise gears up for hypergrowth with the appointment of Christophe Bostyn as COO


Afriwise, the leading Legal Intelligence platform of the African continent, announces the appointment of Christophe Bostyn as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic move comes as Afriwise experiences explosive growth. It underscores the company's ambition to transform the legal sector across the African continent, and beyond.

Christophe Bostyn, a seasoned global Tech leader has a track record of scaling businesses to new heights. His appointment as COO confirms Afriwise's growth ambitions by expanding its leadership team with exceptional talent.

Christophe brings a wealth of experience from his successful tenure at tech unicorn Showpad, where he played an instrumental role in driving rapid global expansion. His strategic acumen and expertise in achieving scalable growth align perfectly with Afriwise's vision to build out an unparalleled Legal Intelligence platform across Africa, and beyond.

Already at the forefront of the sector’s innovation, Afriwise is well-positioned to take on the future opportunity. Afriwise’s founder and CEO Steven De Backer stated, “Our company turnover has doubled in size repeatedly over the last years, underscoring the value we provide to corporate lawyers, in-house legal teams, and compliance managers. With the appointment of Christophe Bostyn as COO, we are gearing ourselves for the next phase of acceleration.”

Regarding his new role, Christophe added, "I am thrilled to join Afriwise. It really is a unique opportunity: Innovation in the legal industry is accelerating, investments in Africa are accelerating, Afriwise’s unique value proposition has been proven and the existing team is very talented. Add to this a sky-high ambition and it is clear this company has all ingredients to make it happen. It is now a matter of refining the strategies, structures & processes with a scaling & multiplier mindset."




About Christophe Bostyn:

Christophe BostynChristophe Bostyn boasts a decade of experience as a results-driven Commercial & Operations Leader in both consulting (ex-Bain) and in a tech unicorn environment (ex-Showpad). 

His expertise spans crafting go-to-market strategies, establishing operational excellence and leading and building teams. His ability to foster high-performance cultures has allowed him to consistently deliver impressive results over and over again.



About Afriwise

Afriwise is a leading Legal Intelligence platform that provides corporate lawyers within multinational and pan-African companies with comprehensive legal insights across Africa.

By leveraging AI technology and a network of top local law firms, Afriwise empowers users to stay up to date with legal developments at all times. Using Afriwise, busy corporate counsel is relieved from tediously gathering and double-checking legal intelligence and has time to spend on those high-value tasks that really make a difference to their business.

Afriwise currently has about 30 employees and is active in 25 African jurisdictions, covering more than 80% of the African economy. Afriwise is being used at companies such as Coca-Cola, MTN, ExxonMobil or StandardBank. Afriwise is the only three-time winner of the “Innovation Award” at the African Legal Awards and is included in both Stanford’s Code X and Deloitte’s RegTech universes.





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