Émile Maipin Coly was born in Bignona, in the southwest of Senegal of the Diola ethnic group. He is married and has one child. Emile studied law at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, received his Baccalaureate at the Abdoulaye Wade high school in Dagana, and a certificate of end of study averages at ACAPES from Richard Toll. Prior to joining the TREES team, he was employed at MDEL Diogo and Nestlé Senegal with a focus on IT, Entrepreneurship, and Finance. Emile is very fond of music and sports.