People like you are needed on this continent to take us to where we should be. Keep it up man!
Director, Entrepreneurship Development Program
Ibrahima Cheikh Diong leads the Entrepreneurship Development Program. He is the Founder and CEO of Africa Consulting and Trading (ACT), a Dakar-based business consulting firm. He currently serves as an advisor for BNP Paribas on Africa and emerging markets. Between 2007-2011, he served as Minister/Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Senegal and as the Director General of International Cooperation of Senegal. Prior to joining the Senegalese administration, Mr. Diong served as Manager in the Africa Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group where he led IFC’s efforts in providing risk capital financing and advisory services to small and medium enterprises through the establishment of SME Solutions Centers. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Diong worked for the US-based international management-consulting firm, Booz Allen and Hamilton. Mr. Diong holds a Master’s degree in international affairs specialized in public policy, international finance and environmental policy management from Columbia University in New York City.