Générale Alimentaire Africaine


Ibrahim SEYDI


Ibrahim SEYDI

Ibrahim SEYDI


Mr. Ibrahim Seydi is Managing Director of SAFIC (www.safic-africa.com), a Financing, Investment and Consulting company based in Dakar in Senegal and in Abidjan in Côte d‘Ivoire. Mr. Seydi is a financial economist specializing in international finance and has conducted numerous feasibility studies and investment advice in the fields of industrial and agricultural expansion, commercial banking and financial sector development, public institutional strengthening and development, infrastructure, telecommunications and information technology. Mr. Seydi has organized training programs at the World Bank’s Economic Development Institute in Washington, D.C., for senior executives from private companies and financial institutions. He has worked at the World Bank as an economist and at the African Development Bank as a senior financial analyst, primarily responsible for identifying, evaluating and supervising viable private sector projects in 16 African countries. Before joining these international institutions, he was a senior executive at Société Générale de Banques in Senegal, a leading commercial bank in Senegal.
In addition to his role at SAFIC, Mr. Seydi is the Director General of Générale Alimentaire Africaine (www.gaagroup.org), an agro and biotechnology company based in Dakar, Senegal, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast, dealing with food security issues in Africa. He is also chairman of the board of directors of several private companies in the fields of energy, agro-industry, biotechnology and construction in West Africa.
Mr. Seydi holds a doctorate in financial economics from Atlantic International University in the United States, a master‘s degree in finance and a master’s degree in banking development from the American University in Washington, United States, and a license in agricultural economics from the University of Grenoble, France. He is bilingual in English and French, is fluent in five African languages and understands Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Our ambitions


Agriculture and food are certainly the most important industrial sectors in the world. Consumers want safety and quality assurance every step of the way. Throughout the process of transformation from field to plate, care must be taken, monitoring and ensuring the integrity of agricultural products. GENERALE ALIMENTAIRE AFRICAINE (GAA) offers you a wide range of services that reduce risk, guarantee quality and improve productivity throughout the supply chain. We help to guarantee the integrity of the food chain by providing assistance to improve production, by promoting the development of new varieties of seeds, by analyzing soils and crops, by supporting the product throughout the processing chain and of distribution.

Our full range of services can help you:

  • Manage risks, do better business and meet your contractual and regulatory obligations: using autonomous or integrated solutions that meet all the problems of your agricultural supply chains.
  • Protect your consumers: from primary production to transformation or transfer of ownership
  • Comply with complex legislation: encompassing local, regional, national and international rules and regulations concerning the production and marketing of agricultural products.
  • Ensure proper storage, transport, packaging and distribution: of raw materials, ingredients and food products.
  • Guarantee the quality and safety of the various supply chains: for raw and semi-manufactured foodstuffs, as well as finished products in the main food segments.

We offer autonomous or integrated solutions to support companies working in the fields of plant health, seeds, biofuels, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, finance and insurance, storage, processing industrial and logistics, marketing of fresh products and elaborate food products.

Our range of solutions focused on the search for better profitability covers the collection of strategic data, warranty management, audits and certification, analysis and associated services, inspection, technical control, advice and Training.

We can support your company in order to permanently improve your culture of safety, quality and sustainable development.

Contact us to find out how our range of services can help your business grow and prosper in an increasingly competitive and globalized market.