Editor’s Note: This post is contributed by Thibaud Andre, a French consultant working at Chinese market research firm Daxue Consulting. He likes to share insights about emerging markets. In particular, he like to identify emerging trends and innovations that may change economic landscape in these countries. 

Following recent annual tradition, NewAfrican Magazine published a special edition listing the 100 most influential Africans of 2014. Among them was a China-based African entrepreneur who shared his story.

JX Paulin and his company Mysimax aim to develop the high-end technology market in Africa. During his twenty year working experience in China, with half of them as an entrepreneur, Paulin observed the impact of technology in a country’s development. He was one of the few Europeans to believe in the growth of China as a world-leading power twenty years ago, and he notes the same potential in Africa today.

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