Biography of Khadim Bâ
From a childhood immersed in international culture, Khadim Bâ left the nest early to follow his studies outside of Senegal. Very quickly he realized that the world was not so divided and that synergies between different sectors and actors of the business world were possible.
Born on April 9th, 1983 in Dakar, Khadim Bâ is married and father of 4.
Travelling from Senegal, Khadim Bâ headed to Paris to study Business Administration. Then, in Montreal, Canada, he specialized for four years in Hydrocarbons management and obtained a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
In 2004, he began his career in a Senegalese processing company (Sosestra) in the Foundry’s Purchasing department. He then worked at BMW AG Bank, in the financial service for importers. Thereupon, he joined HEC Montreal as an intern in the Energy Management Development Program (EMPD) department. During that same year, as head of independent auditing, he worked at the Mayoro Wade firm.
In September 2006, he became Deputy General Manager of Carrefour Automobile, specializing in the sale of luxury vehicles in Dakar.
In July 2010, Khadim Bâ became the General Manager of the West African Leasing Company (Locafrique). He worked hard to make it ten years later the No. 1 leasing bank in Senegal.
In 2013, he established a ten-year partnership with the U.S Agency for International Development’s Feed the Future initiative, focusing on the agricultural sector in Senegal. Nearly 12 billion FCfa of investment were mobilized for the benefit of producers, mainly in the Senegal River Valley.
Since 2015, Khadim Bâ has contributed up to 20 billion FCFA to the financing of Sonacos seed purchase campaigns.
In August 2017, following the purchase of 34% of its capital from the Bin Laden Saudi group, Khadim Bâ entered SAR capital (African Refining Society), the oldest refinery in West Africa, created in 1963.