Pan-African Strategic, Financial and Communication Consulting Firm ACT Afrique Group (https://ACT-Afrique.com) announces appointment Mr. Dad Umar Syr Dian as director, head of the financial advisory department by decision of April 15, 2022.
Born in Dakar, Dad is a citizen of Senegal and Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from OMNES Education (formerly INSEEC U.) and is a candidate for the 2022 MBA at the African University School of Leadership (ALUSB). Dad began his career as a member of the strategic partnership team of the real estate division ‘Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec’, the world’s leading pension fund with assets of C $ 420 billion under management.
A specialist in Impact Investing with proven experience in private capital, PPPs and sustainable infrastructure focused on Africa, the Pope boasts significant experience in establishing an independent private equity fund +250 million US dollars (“AFIG Funds”) and as a member of the founding team of Sovereign Foundation wealth of the state of Senegal (“FONSIS”). The Pope has structured and implemented $ +350 million in landmark investments in the range of $ 4-50 million in a variety of sectors, including financial services, agribusiness, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, transportation and logistics, water and sanitation and health. in the west and Central Africa.
Formerly an investment manager at FONSIS, he has completed key operations including the creation of SEN’EAU, a new national water production and distribution company in Senegal managed by the Suez Group, and the Bus Rapid Transit project in partnership with Meridiam. The Pope also managed the Oyass Capital project, a $ 85 million mixed financial fund dedicated to SMEs, originally funded by KfW, Senegal and the World Bank. Dad has also benefited greatly from social infrastructure, managing a pipeline worth more than $ 300 million in health care, including the rehabilitation and development of public and private hospitals.
«It is with great pleasure that we welcome Pope Umar Sira Diana. His presence at ACT as Director of Financial Advisory brings new experience to the company and strengthens our offer of financial advisory services.“- says Fabrice Nze-Bekale, Managing Director of ACT Afrique Group.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of ACT Afrique Groupe.
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About ACT Africa:
ACT Afrique, founded in April 2012 by Ibrahim Sheikh Diong, under the leadership of Fabrice Nze-Bekale, is a pan-African strategic, financial and communication advisory group based in Dakar. ACT Afrique serves a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, locally and internationally, including multinational and African companies, private financial institutions, financial development institutions, African governments, institutions and agencies, and nonprofits.
In addition, ACT Afrique has strong experience working with several countries and organizations, including the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Republic of Senegal, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Development Bank, COFINA Group, Total Marketing, IAM Group, NMA Sanders, among others .
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