Amadou is a Director, Development at Black Rhino. He brings to the team over 20 years of experience in the development and financing of major infrastructure projects across Africa. He also has extensive structuring and credit experience in the financing and execution of projects, both in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining Black Rhino, Amadou worked for Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) as Senior Vice President and Head of Project Development. He directly and in a supporting capacity successfully originated, closed, and commissioned several road, bridge, power and heavy industry projects across the continent. He also served as a Non-Executive Board Director for the US$1.3 billion Bakwena Toll Road Concession Company (South Africa) and the US$350 million Henri Konan Bédié toll bridge project (Côte d’Ivoire).
Prior to joining AFC, Amadou worked as area manager for Eastern and Southern Africa operations based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for a Dubai-based engineering consulting firm (UNETEC Ltd). At UNETEC, Amadou successfully managed a portfolio of major airports, roads and bridge projects in complex socio-political environments across the region.
Amadou additionally has extensive public sector experience, having held the post of Deputy Director of Public Works at the Gambia Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. In this role he was responsible for policy formulation and project management, including the coordination of the EU-financed Road Rehabilitation Program.
Amadou completed an MBA program at the Nottingham University Business School in the United Kingdom. He also holds an MSc degree in Transportation and Road Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in the USA.
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