Mrs Fatou Kande Senghor(Board Chair)

 is an award-winning visual artist, documentary filmmaker, and educator based in Dakar, Senegal. Her most recent film “Donner Naissance” (“Giving Birth”), a profile of enigmatic Senegalese sculptor Seni Camara, was selected for the 56th Venice Biennale. She has written widely on gender, culture, history and African cinema, and is the founder of Waru Studio, a space for young artists and filmmakers to explore the intersection of art-science-technology and politics in Africa. Significant collaborations include working with renowned director Ousmane Sembène considered as the founding father of cinema in Africa, and with Wim Wenders on “The Invisible” (2007), a documentary on sexual violence against women in the Congo. She also published Wala Bok: An Oral History of Hip Hop in Senegal (2015, Amalion Publishing), an anthology of the era-defining artists of Senegal’s hip hop movement. The story has grown into a television series on the international screens, to be released soon.

                                     Dr Babacar N'gom

Babacar is the President of the Senegalese sport medicine association

President of the Medical Committee of the Senegalese Olympic Sports Committee

Member of the National Anti-Doping Committee

President of the Central Medical Commission,the Senegalese football association  

Member of African sport medicine Union(UAMS)

Member of International  sport medicine Association (FIMS)

Physician of Diambar's Football Academy  




                                     Mrs Ndeye Ndiaye Kallalobe

Ndeye Diola Ndiaye was born and raise in Senegal. She hods a degree  in Computer Science and Networking from  Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma She represented Team Senegal to World and African cup of Nations and played  at the highest level in the Euro league. She is proud and honored to be given the opportunity to help young African athletes achieve more through the Astou Ndiaye Foundation.

Mrs Amy Smith (Work group -Head Advisor)

Mobile for Development Specialist • International Development Practitioner • Mentor and Coach

Amy has a holds a Masters in International Development from Brandeis University and is passionate about inspiring, empowering, connecting and coaching. She has comprehensive background in mobile and digital technology across multiple sectors, with particular expertise in planning and implementation of products in the International Development sector. She has a passion to work with global stakeholders, designing and managing international ICT4D products and programs, leading a diverse and multicultural staff, and delivering results when resources and supervision are limited. In her free time, Amy works with her Community Based Organization Catalyst Basketball Movement to promote leadership and social grass-roots level change through the power of sport to craft the leaders of tomorrow in Malawi.



Mr. Gilles Acogny (Vice- chairman)

CEO of ACOSPHERE Ltd, Gilles Amadou Acogny is a senior executive with a proven track record in turning around company growth whether start-ups or multi-nationals.  During his career, Gilles has held senior executive positions at market-listed giants in the USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Managing Director at Xerox, Egypt, Board Member of Xerox Germany and Marketing Director of Xerox Europe (EMEA). Director of Marketing and Global Accounts at Misys plc, Global Sales and Marketing Director at Aggreko plc.  He speaks 6 languages and trains internally in French, English and German.  Gilles is the co-founder and CEO of Acosphere Ltd, a privately owned company;  Acosphere looks inside companies with tools to review people, processes and performances.  An accomplished speaker, Gilles has delivered motivating and inspiring talks throughout his career in front of public that often comprises thousands of attendees.  With his partner Nadia, they provide the renowned APP training, The Art of Public Speaking.





Mr. George T. Peters

After law school, at Howard University School of Law, George embarked on a career in real estate investing.  After successfully navigating real estate investing for approximately ten years.  He  started practicing law in New York State.  He practiced securities litigation (suing Fortune 500 companies) on Plaintiff’s side.  Recovered investments lost due to corporate fraud, etc.  After five years, He opened his own law firm.  He was in general practice until setting into personal injury litigation.  He still practices law in federal courts but more so for wage and hour litigation (suits against  employers that do not pay their employees proper wages) and police brutality cases.





Mrs. Monique Brown Diaw

Monique’s  journey started  in southern Florida, USA.  Completing her  studies in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality, she moved to Senegal in the summer of 1998. A manager in the  passenger Services Department

She is a  professional in the field of travel, tourism and airport operations with her  primary focus on customer service and passenger airport experience.  I am employed by AIBD Assistance Services, as.

My primary responsibilities include but not limited to the day-to-day management of all operational activities associated with passenger services department in line with 2AS procedures, policies, and brand include but not limited to delivering effective passenger service handling solutions to our customers in areas of departure, arrival, disability assistance, baggage services, ticketing, and special assistance.

She  leads, motivates, and manages a staff of 265 agents to deliver professional assistance based on the needs of individual airlines Service Level Agreements (SLA).

She is  responsible for proactive management of safety & security processes and procedures to comply with 2AS handling standards.

In addition to  reviews of  key performance indicators (KPI's) and trends, she meets with customers monthly to receive and share feedback based on performances, monitor satisfaction.

She also evaluates the needs of passenger service to include scheduling, training, and merit programs.

Mrs Sokhna Ba Ndiaye

Sokhna joined the Bank in 2015, working with DRM team in Senegal. Sokhna supports the team on various aspects on social resilience in regard to preventative resettlement including the conceptualization and the implementation of the Participatory Approach in the urban design of the permanent housing on the resettlement site and the livelihood restauration/diversification. She provides also Technical support with the implementation, cross-sectoral/departmental coordination and supervision of projects, reviews the design and monitor the implementation of the Communities Investment Projects. Prior to joining the Bank, Sokhna works as a Consultant for Business Continuity Management for Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) a Swiss Company based in Dakar. She holds M.A, Political Sciences; Concentration: Prevention and crisis management, Statistical Analysis from the University of Sherbrooke, School of Applied Politics Quebec, Canada, her Thesis is on Senegal’s Responses in Emergencies and crisis Management according to Hyogo Framework; Case Study: The ORSEC Plan.