Mamadou Toure

Founder, Africa 2.0 Foundation

Founder, Africa 2.0 Foundation, which is present in more than 30 countries and gathers a community of young leaders from Africa and the Diaspora. Africa 2.0 was a pioneer in designing and proactive influencer in driving a vision for Africa through Advocacy and concrete scalable Impact Initiatives. 2015, founded Ubuntu Group, an investment/advisory and financial services platform committed to delivering bundled financial and social returns to stakeholders through disruptive technologies and innovative business models. Founder, Ubuntu Coin (UCoin), a digital currency backed by natural resources, aimed at fostering inclusive wealth creation via fair trade and financial inclusion. Has worked on advisory assignments consulting with various institutions such as African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, European Union, and has executed various investment transactions in more than 26 countries driving growth on the continent and leading a total value of transactions exceeding $30 billion. Formerly: Managing Director, GE Africa; led International Finance Corporation's investments in the telecommunications, media and technologies sector covering sub-Saharan Africa; with BNP Paribas; with KPMG Audit France. Recipient of honours and awards. MSc in Management, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC Business School), France; Executive Training Program on Public-Private Partnerships, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.