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August 15th, 2016
Abdoulaye Magassouba

Abdoulaye Magassouba

Abdoulaye Magassouba, Republic of Guinea Minister of Mines and Geology

Abdoulaye Magassouba is the current Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea.

He is a Senior Official with an extensive experience in key sectors of the Guinean economy including mining, energy and agriculture.

He previously served as Advisor/Head of the Delivery unit at the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea, where he was in charge of overseeing the implementation National Priority Projects.

Before becoming a public servant, Magassouba worked as a Senior Auditor in the private sector for over 15 years.

He served as Director for KPGM and independent Consultant for SCADES. He has expertise in auditing, project design and implementation.

Magassouba has worked on the design and implementation of several projects and programs funded by multilateral donors, in various industries including mining, insurance, telecommunications, electricity, microfinance, trade and industry.

He has been involved in the audit of most of the World Bank’s major projects in Guinea in the early 2000s, as regards to health, institutional capacity building and decentralization. Abdoulaye Magassouba has undertaken frequent missions for several international organizations such as UNAIDS (spell it), the International Trade Center of the United Nations, the African Development Bank (ADB) and International Expertise Franc (FEI).

His contribution in several strategic and technical committees, his participation in discussions with partners on structuring projects such as Souapiti, managing the energy crisis in 2013, monitoring the partnership with Abu Dhabi in the agriculture, energy and mining sectors are all testimony of Magassouba’s commitment to economic and social development in Guinea.

He was awarded the Fulbright scholarship from the US government, enabling him to brilliantly complete his Master in Development Economics at the Williams College in Williams College, Massachusetts in the United States of America.

Magassouba’s brilliant academic achievements earned him a Teaching and Research Assistantship at the Center for Development Economics (CDE) at the Williams College.

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