Amadou Mahtar Ba

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media

Bachelor's in Foreign Languages and Int'l Relations, University Paris 7; Master's, Ecole Française des Professionnels de la Communication, Paris. 1993-96, helped lead restructuring and privatization of Pan-African News Agency; 1996-2000, Director, Communications, BICIS Bank. CEO, African Media Initiative. Co-Founder and Chair, AllAfrica Global Media. Member of board and working groups including: UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment; Africa Democratic Inst.; Advisory Board, ONE Africa Policy. Member, panel of judges, CNN African Journalist Award. 2008, convened first African Media Leaders Forum. Recipient of awards and recognitions including Forbes 2014 Top 10 most influential Africans.