Who am I?
I am a Senegalese entrepreneur, and a graduate from HEC Montréal with a qualification in hydrocarbons management. I am the head of Locafrique group, which, through about ten subsidiaries and holdings, operates in several economic sectors, and in particular in:
- Petroleum products Refining
- Petroleum products Trading
- Banking and finance
- Financial engineering
- Constructing industry
- Real estate promotion
- Car dealership
- Air transport and Transit.
At the executive level, I am the Managing Director of Locafrique SA, a pioneer in lease-purchasing in Senegal and the 2nd largest financial institution focused on banking resources in the UMOA space in terms of balance sheet size and outstanding loans.
Why this website?
I want to make myself more accessible to young entrepreneurs in my country and beyond. However, due to a busy professional schedule, it is difficult for me to make time to physically meet all young innovators, especially in these complex times when physical distancing is recommended. Digital technology allows this privileged contact with those actors of the world of tomorrow.
Even though I can’t meet them all, I can read their proposals, select the best ideas and support them financially.
In addition, in all humility, I think that my experience and my knowledge of the world of entrepreneurship could perhaps create vocations, as was the case for me, with my family, and in particular Idrissa Gueye, my grandfather, my idol.
Thereby, on this website I will share my journey, my advice, and my activities as a manager of a financial institution.
Looking forward to reading you,