Born and raised in Cotonou, Benin, Ariel Franck Mensah pursued his studies in administrative and accounting management in Senegal after obtaining his secondary school diploma. After three years of studies at the Superior Institute of Management (ISM) at Dakar, Senegal, he obtained his Superior Management Diploma (DSG). As a part of his studies, he had the opportunity to deepen his knowledge in finance by actualizing a business plan and working as a customer manager at PADME, a microfinance institution in Benin.
Following these experiences, he then decided to deepen his studies, obtaining a Master’s degree in Audit and Management Control at the SupdeCo School of Commerce in Dakar, Senegal. During this time, he also developed his professional skills through collaborating on audit assignments with the consulting firm, SEN PROJECT in Senegal.
After graduating, he returned to Benin and worked at the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Development where he developed more competencies in the control and verification of spending carried out within the public administration, specifically in the Ministry of Plan.
Currently, he is the Financial Manager for the Batonga Foundation. Growing up in Benin, he recognizes the importance and the need to empower adolescent girls and is therefore very motivated to further the mission of the Batonga Foundation through his current role.