Mamadou Kwidjim Toure is the Founder of Africa 2.0. Mamadou currently works at IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group) in Johannesburg, in charge of private sector investments in the Telecommunications, Media and Technologies sector covering Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to that, he worked at Fortis Group in Paris within the Investment Banking Team focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Government Advisory, Privatizations and Project Finance mostly in Infrastructure covering Africa. His work included transactions, sector restructuring, advisory assignments in Power, Water and Telecommunications sector. He started his professional career with KPMG Audit France as an audit consultant. Over the last 12 years, he has worked on advisory assignments and various investment transactions in more than 20 African countries. More recently, he contributed to various publications on telecommunications, media as well as mobile banking topics. He also was speaker at various conferences and Symposia in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Mamadou received a distinction as “New Leader For Tomorrow” by the Crans Montana Forum in 2011. He has committed his passion for Africa since early age, as he started his first NGO at the age of 19, (Afrique Tandem) mobilizing more than a hundred African students across Europe to enable skills and knowledge transfer into the continent through concrete uplifting projects and linkages programs. Mamadou speaks 6 languages fluently (French, English, Spanish, German and two African languages).
After completing high school at Lycee Louis Le Grand in Paris, he graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC Business School, in France) with a Master of Science in Management. In 2010, he completed the Executive Training Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Public Private Partnerships. Mamadou loves Art, Philosophy, Music and History books.
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