“When inspiration and roots lead to excellence”
Samuel Dossou was born in Porto-Novo in Benin on November 5, 1944.
He graduated in engineering and chemistry from the Ecole National Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (Institut Français du Pétrole,Paris 1972).
He is involved in many social, cultural and humanitarian activities. He is the founder of the PETROLIN Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council in Africa and the United States. He was, among other things, the promoter of an infrastructure project that was the backbone of the integrated development of Benin and its hinterland countries. He is chairman of the African Round Table (ABR).
– In 1990 he was promoted to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of the Gabon Legion of Honor.
– In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honor (ABR)
– In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of major officer of the National Order of Honor.
– In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of commander of the Order of the Equatorial Star
Samuel Dossou is an inspiring man who has acted with wisdom and talent throughout his life and strives for excellence. He believes that scientific breakthroughs require breaking existing rules and relying on creative and critical thinking. Africa, which has undergone many changes in recent years, also needs to change educational concepts and to increase awareness of technological studies, which is one of the main axes around which our lives revolve. The Corona crisis has undoubtedly created new realities in the fields of work and learning, and it has brought Samuel Dossou to the realization that the power of an online academic institution of international status can change the face of Benin in particular and of Africa in general.
He has pointed out that the exploitation and application of technology would greatly help the integration of Africa into modern technological systems in the wider world. Global-level collaboration can take place between different centers across Africa and the world, in learning projects, information exchange and in the organization of simultaneous meetings at different places in the world.