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Success-story: a Mauritian at the head of an App worth billions

Apr 8, 2019

Eric Gnock Fah Co-founder & COO, Klook

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Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Klook application, the Mauritian Eric Gnock Fah is now head of a company whose value is estimated at US $ 1 billion, about Rs 34.4 billion.

In 2014, this native of Chinatown, Port Louis, decided to ride, with 26 years, with two friends, a platform designed to help vacationers make their reservations for trips, transport and others. The platform is called Klook. This platform is today the main Asia in its sector of activity.

He has been working for a few years in the world of finance, notably at Morgan Stanley and Atlantis. First in the United States, after studying at Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania, then Hong Kong. And that's where he turns 180 degrees to work on his project. The goal is to allow travelers to live like the inhabitants of the region they visit, and not as tourists lambda. "Many people who worked in the industry were surprised," says Erick Gnock Fah, on the American channel CNBC. "We were three people who had no particular knowledge in the field of travel. I think I was the only one to have vague notions, because Mauritius is a popular destination, "he adds.

Growing up in Mauritius will allow him to see that there is a big difference between what Mauritians live and what tourists experience, both in terms of service and price. Klook allows tourists to make reservations at a non-tourist price.

Even though Erick Gnock Fah is native of Mauritius, this destination is not necessarily covered by the app. The target markets are Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Seoul, Osaka and Macao.

Expanding, Klook offers its services in eight different languages ​​and receives payments in 36 different currencies. The Mauritian is on the Forbes list of the 30 most promising entrepreneurs under 30 in the Consumer technology category.

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