Youssef Akalal is democratizing online store creation with Dropify

A computer scientist by education, he believes in the potential of e-commerce in Africa. It creates technological solutions that help online sellers develop their businesses.

Youssef Akalal (photo), a Moroccan computer scientist and entrepreneur, is the co-founder and CEO of Dropify, a platform that enables online sellers to set up online stores and sell their products. Founded in 2022, Dropify offers a seamless and free process for creating virtual stores and sales funnels. The platform’s intuitive tools and variety of templates are designed to provide an optimal user experience, ultimately helping sellers achieve their growth goals. The stores created are equipped with a comprehensive dashboard that allows you to effectively manage their content.

In addition to his role at Dropify, Akalal is also the co-founder and CEO of COD Partner, a company founded in 2022. COD Partner works with online suppliers to provide a complete logistics platform, thus facilitating their access to multiple international markets.

Akalala’s educational background includes a Master of Science in Systems Architecture from the National School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (ENSEM) in 2010. He also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Quebec Outaouais in 2019.

He started his professional career in 2007 at BNP Paribas, where he worked as an IT operations pilot. In 2008, he joined Akka Technologies as a quality assurance team leader and in 2009, he was promoted to technical team leader. In 2016-2022 he worked at IFS North America, a company specializing in enterprise software. During his term, he held the positions of a Business Intelligence (BI) analyst and a data and BI architect.

Melchior Koba