Mamadou Touré

Chairman and CEO of Ubuntu Capital

Mamadou Touré is Chairman and CEO of Ubuntu Capital, a leading Investment and Advisory firm focused on designing and implementing integrated innovative investment solutions uplifting projects ecosystems. He was previously Managing Director with GE Africa. In this role, Touré led a regional Capital Markets (Sales and Project Finance) team across Sub-Saharan Africa supporting GE’s industrial business growth with sales’ funding and investment solutions.

Before joining GE, Touré worked at IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group) in the Infrastructure Department mostly 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 (now BNP Paribas) in Paris within the Investment Banking Team focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Government Advisory, Privatizations and Project Finance mostly in Infrastructure covering Africa.

Over the last 15 years, he has worked on advisory assignments and various investment transactions in more than 26 African countries driving growth on the continent and leading a total value of transactions exceeding US $30 billion. More recently, he contributed to various publications on infrastructure, telecommunications, media and fin-tech. 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.

Africa is simply tired of being in the dark. It is time to take decisive action and turn around this narrative: to light up and power Africa and accelerate the pace of economic transformation, unlock the potential of businesses, and drive much needed industrialization to create jobs.

Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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