Age: 
64
Job title: 
Independent non-executive director
Bio: 
A Harvard University MBA graduate, Safiatou spent 12 years with the World Bank as a senior financial specialist for the South Asia region, following which she was appointed Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Energy, a position she held until 2000. She was subsequently appointed a director of the United Nation’s Development Programme for South-South Cooperation (formerly the Special Unit: Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries) until 2004 when she was appointed deputy chief of staff to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire. Safiatou’s deep understanding of the financial and political opportunities and challenges of operating in emerging countries, especially West Africa, provides a valuable contribution to the board.
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Board of Directors
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Member of the audit committee

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