Lionel Kapinga, aka Leo, is a British entrepreneur and football intermediary who was born in Congo and is on his way to becoming a business magnate.
SLEEKGIST gathered that he is the founder and CEO of DBFM, a multinational sports agency based in the United Kingdom that operates across Africa and Europe.
He is well known for his unwavering work ethic, which has led to comparisons to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
|Nationality||British & D R Congo|
Entrepreneur – Football Intermediary
Lionel’s professional career began in his late teens when he decided to stop pursuing a career in professional football.
He first worked as an insurance telemarketer, then as a field sales representative in several industries and from his jobs, he discovered a passion for sales and marketing.
Before DBFM, Lionel founded several companies in several areas such as music, electrical and retail.
In January 2020, Lionel travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where business opportunities were offered to him.
He acquired a football club in the 3rd tier of the Congolese national football leagues, which facilitates his pursuit to find the very best talent out of Kinshasa, develop them to the elite level and make them superstars.
Although DBFM headquarter is in the United Kingdom, Lionel is heavily invested in giving the very best footballers in Africa the support and everything they need to live their dream as professional footballers.
You can find Lionel’s personal account on Instagram as @lionelkapinga.