Mamadou Kwidjim Toure is the Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0 Foundation, an initiative-driven advocacy group that brings together emerging leaders representing African countries and the Diaspora, who share a common vision of the continent’s future.
Mamadou currently works as Managing Director with GE Africa. In this role, Mamadou leads a regional Capital Markets (Sales and Project Finance) team across Sub-Saharan Africa supporting GE’s industrial business growth with sales’ funding solutions. He is also responsible for developing market and competitors’ analysis across the region.
Mamadou previously worked at IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group) in Johannesburg, he was 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.
Mamadou was ranked among the top 100 most influential people in Africa in 2012 by New African Business Magazine. In 2013, BRICS Business Magazine identified him among to 25 Faces of the New Africa. In addition, in 2014, Mamadou made the Forbes Top 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa list.