Ibrahima Cheikh Diong
Founder & CEO, ACT Afrique Group
With over 26 years of professional experience in Africa and around the world, Ibrahima is the Founder and CEO of Africa Consulting and Trading Group (ACT Africa). Previously, Ibrahima held numerous senior positions including Senior Advisor for Africa at BNP Paribas, Minister, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Senegal; Ambassador to the President of the Republic of Senegal; Director General of International Cooperation of Senegal; Permanent Secretary of Energy of Senegal; Chairman of Senegal Airlines; Director of the SME Solutions Center of IFC Africa Department; Regional Coordinator for Africa of a World Bank Program (PPIAF). Ibrahima has also served as an Associate with the US-based international consulting firm Booz Allen and Hamilton (BAH) and has served as an independent consultant to a number of private, bilateral and multilateral organizations and NGOs in Africa, USA and Asia.