Mr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou has over 20 years of professional experience in the telecommunications industries worldwide. Ibrahima is in charged of developing the strategy and leading Niger transformation into a digital and knowledge based society. Ibrahima is also in charge of managing the National Universal Access Funds and is leading the « Village Intelligent » (Smart Village) presidential program aiming at connecting the unconnected (over 85% of the population).
Ibrahima is a board member of Niger Telecom, the State owned Telecommunication Company of Niger. He is also board member of CIPMEN (The National ICT incubator) and board member of the African Development University (ADU).
Ibrahima is the Niger representative on the Steering Committee of the Smart Africa Alliance. Ibrahima was the Senior Vice-President Commercial- Africa of SES ( a world leading commerce satellite operator) & General Manager of SES Astra Africa (Pty)Ltd. he held several senior positions within Intelsat (Director Strategy and Regional Marketing, Managing Director of Intelsat South Africa Pty).
Ibrahima holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. He received his Master’s degree in International Management, as as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland. Several Executive programs with the Wharton Business School (Aresty Institute) and The Centre of Creative Leadership
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