Amadou Hott serves since 2013 as founding CEO of FONSIS (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Senegal) which manages government assets and invest in projects. He is a Special Adviser of Mr. President and was Chairman of AIBD, Senegal’s new international airport project. Prior FONSIS, Hott spent over 15 years in investment banking (New York, London, Dubai, Lagos) and at UBA Capital Lagos where he was CEO. Hott co-founded Dangote Capital. Hott was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He was twice a Volunteer of the UN's TOKTEN's program, lecturing maths and finance at the University Gaston Berger of Saint Louis in Senegal. Hott holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees in applied maths, economics and finance from Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg and Paris Sorbonne, and was an exchange student at New York University.