Générale Alimentaire Africaine
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.