Bimpe Nkontchou is a wealth advisor and keen enthusiast and collector of African art. She views African art as an important legacy of the African continent, as well as being a valuable asset class. She contributes regularly to conversations and formal discourse on promoting and developing the creative industries on the continent and has advised corporates, families and established artists in different models of philanthropy and methods of measuring the impact and the implementation of the support received from donors.
Bimpe is a member of the African Art Acquisitions Committee of les Amis du Centre Pompidou (in Paris, France) and a trustee of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation (founded by the celebrated Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare CBE) to build and support an artists’ residency in Lagos, Nigeria for up-and-coming Nigerian artists. Bimpe was invited as a panelist at Art Dubai 2020 to speak on the subject of ‘Art & Philanthropy’ (unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19). She has also contributed an article in the TEFAF Journal (May 2020) exploring the different models of philanthropy in the arts, which you can read here.