Leadership

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An American expat living in Senegal with 12+ years of experience in relocation services, international business in Africa, and communication. She speaks French, Wolof, and English. Ms. Ciribassi has always been motivated to facilitate cultural exchange and opportunity in Africa.

  • Danielle Ciribassi
Danielle Ciribassi
Founder & CEO

As an American living in Senegal over 14 years, Founder & CEO Danielle Ciribassi (Seck) can relate on a personal level to the struggles faced by others coming here for the first time - because she navigated them herself.

After working in Senegal in microfinance in 2009, our American Founder & President became an advocate for facilitating business opportunity in Africa. In Washington DC, she was the Founder of the US Africa Chamber of Commerce, and an Integration Coach for Francophone African immigrants in Chicago, Illinois. 

 

Danielle had also been a Relocation Coach for a talent mobility company in St Louis, Missouri, for Fortune 500 companies moving their employees around the world with their families - so she is familiar with the international industry standards, normes, and expectations in the Global Relocation or Talent Mobility industry.

When Danielle relocated back to Senegal in 2017 - with no relocation industry to help - she experienced the difficulties in settling-in here first-hand. As a Business Consultant for foreign businesses, she also witnessed the struggles companies and their employees face coming here to do business. 

Danielle founded Niofar Executive Relocation in 2018, one of the first official DSPs (Destination Service Providers) in West Africa, in 2018. Now as a fluent French and Wolof speaker, living with her Senegalese husband and son in Dakar, she is well-integrated and uniquely-positioned to offer professional relocation support to Niofar's clients.

Danielle brings a level of professionalism and global vision and conformity to a difficult and complex local market. But she doesn't carry Niofar alone - far from it - she provides the vision and leadership, but cedes the credit to her incredible team of local staff who are responsible for the excellence and dedicated service that Niofar is known for.