Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz

Co-Founder and CEO, Les Chocolateries Askanya

The Entrepreneur grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, well into her high school years.

Post her High-School graduation in 2002, JOACHIM–SANON-SYMIETZ moved to New-Orleans Louisiana, where she completed her first two years of college. Seeking a more challenging and rigorous engineering program, she transferred to the University of Michigan (UMich), Ann-Arbor. There she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering in April 2006. After working across several industries, including beauty, pharmaceutical, financial services and telecommunications; in North America, Asia and the Caribbean, she went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Fast forward to 2015, motivated by the need to create jobs in Haiti, she achieved a long-term goal. Joachim- Sanon- Symietz co-founded Les Chocolateries Askanya in Ouanaminthe, a small town in the Northerneastern part of the Caribbean Island.

She’s an avid traveller, having visited 60 countries and counting. She’s committed to mentoring high-school students in Haiti to develop relevant skills to succeed in college and developing Haiti’s next great entrepreneurs.

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