Sector :Agri-business
Entrepreneurs :Diadji KA and Ngoné THIAW
Creation date :2016
In portfolio since :2019

KOOD is a young company specialized in the production and marketing of ice cream and frozen yoghurt in different flavours (vanilla, chocolate, bouye, etc.) under the brand name Milky in different regions of Senegal.

A company lead by Diadji Ka and Ngoné Thiaw

The company was created in 2016 by Mr Diadji Ka and his wife Ngoné Thiaw :

  • Diadji KA holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the Polytechnic University of Pomona in California. He worked for 10 years in the United States before deciding to come back to Senegal in 2015 and devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects to create the company KOOD where he holds the position of manager and is in charge of the coordination of activities.
  • Ngoné THIAW holds a master’s degree in finance audit. After several experiences in Senegal in accounting firms, she decided to join her husband in the United States, then returned to Senegal with him. She held the position of production manager during the first months of KOOD’s activities and is now in charge of new product development.

Partnership with Teranga Capital

Teranga Capital’s investment in KOOD aims to :

  • Support the reflection on business development 
  • Structuring and support for the development of management methods and tools, training, etc.
  • Establishing contact with partner companies in Senegal and abroad

Expected impacts

  • Implementation of an energy and waste management process.
  • Formalization of existing jobs, recruitment of qualified managers and manpower, improvement of working conditions