M. Amadou Sow

M. Amadou Sow

Chairman of the Board
Amadou's BIO

Amadou has over 30 years of experience in promoting large scale projects through western countries especially Mali. He has been working hand in hand with the local government and the private sector throughout these years.
Work Experience

Amadou had a long career as an entrepreneur in the Malian private sector where he lead numerous projects related to engineering importation and exportation in Mali.
As Manager of BCI International (representing Kabelmetal Electro in Mali) he was responsible of the delivery and installation of two thermal power stations: 6MW in Sikasso and 2 MW in Tombouctou.
He has been involved in the Real Estate market as Founder and CEO of Investim SA.
He is currently Co-Founder and Chairman at Albatros Energy Mali S.A, and has been essential in developing the first IPP in Mali, Kayes.
Education Background

Amadou has a Master of Science and Engineering (Petro Chemistry) from the Mendeleev’s Institut in Moscow.
He speaks fluently, Bambara, French, Russian and has scholar bases in English
M. Sean Macdonald

M. Sean Macdonald

Board Member
Sean's BIO

Sean joined AIIM in 2013 and is responsible for the execution and asset management of infrastructure investments within the Pan-African investment team.
Work Experience

Before joining AIIM, Sean spent almost ten years with the Macquarie infrastructure funds management team, predominantly in the transport sector. During this time, he worked on a number of large-scale transactions for Macquarie’s listed toll road fund ranging from green-field bids, acquisitions, disposals and refinancings. In addition, he has considerable asset management experience having represented MIG’s interest as Director on several portfolio businesses in Europe including Autoroutes Paris-Rhine-Rhone in France, Lusoponte in Portugal and M6Toll in the UK.
Education Background

Sean holds a B.Sc in Civil Engineering and a MBA.
M. Patrick Kouamé

M. Patrick Kouamé

Board Member
Patrick's BIO

Patrick, an Investment Director at African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM) is responsible for transaction origination and business development for West Africa, with a strong focus on French-speaking sub-Saharan African regions.
Work Experience

Prior to joining AIIM, Patrick was an Executive at GE leading commercial finance for their oil & gas business in Sub Saharan Africa SA. He has also held senior roles at Africa Capital, Atlantique Telecom and Alink Telecom, working in Europe as well as West Africa.
Education Background

Patrick holds a Finance degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
M. Arnold Attoungbre

M. Arnold Attoungbre

Board Member
Arnold's BIO

Arnold is an Investment Manager in African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (AIIM)’s Pan-African investment team and is responsible of investment opportunities appraisal and transaction execution across various sectors with a strong focus on French-speaking African countries.
Work Experience

Prior to joining AIIM, Arnold was among the twenty selected African young professionals who completed the Citibank’s 2015 Management Associate Program. Through functional and geographical rotations across the continent, Arnold has been exposed to transactions originated by Citi. Arnold started his career in Paris, at Ecobank International, where he was part of the Corporate & Investment Banking team, advising global corporates investing in Africa on several transactions. Arnold also garnered investment banking experience through an internship at Credit Agricole C.I.B, where, he worked on various transactions as a member of the Debt Optimization and Distribution division.
Education Background

Arnold holds a Master in International Financial Analysis from Neoma Business School (France) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management from the National University of Cote ‘Ivoire (in partnership with Paris Est. University).
Ms Ruth Beckers

Ms Ruth Beckers

Board Member
Ruth's BIO

Ruth has over 25 years of experience in developing, investing and financing Power, Oil & Gas and Transportation infrastructure projects mostly in emerging markets.
Work Experience

Ruth had a long career within the ABB organization, where she held positions as Vice-President Middle East and Africa, responsible for strategy and project execution and as Vice-President at ABB’s Project Finance advisory group in Zürich.
She was a Managing Partner at a UK Hedge Fund related Energy Investment vehicle and worked for a Swiss family office as a Portfolio Manager for their strategic investments.
She played a leading role in developing the first IPPs in India, the Ivory Coast and Mali.
Education Background

Ruth has an MBA in Banking from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and an Executive Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne (Switzerland).
She speaks fluently English, German, French, and Swedish.
M. Carsten Pustelnik

M. Carsten Pustelnik

Board Member
Carsten's BIO

Carsten is the COO of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC). In BWSC “Operations”, we are responsible for executing O&M contracts and Service work within our three business areas: Boiler service, Engine service, and PtX projects.
Work Experience

Carsten joined BWSC in January 2024 after 23 years with the Danish company FLSmidth, a global supplier of technology to the cement and mining industry. Carsten started as a commissioning engineer, followed by process engineering and project management. He started his management career at FLSmidth in 2010, which led to a position as Senior Vice President with responsibility for the Cement Service and Product business lines. This role included the oversight of production and manufacturing in the US, India, China, and several EU countries.
Education Background

Carsten has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Business training from Henley Business School UK.
M. Landry Ahouansou

M. Landry Ahouansou

Board Member
Landry' BIO

Investment Professional with a decade of multi-sector transactional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Work Experience

Landry is an Investment Director at IFU – Investment Fund for Developing Countries. In this role, he leads the origination efforts in Francophone SSA and is also responsible for executing and managing equity – and debt – impact investments in developing countries.

Before joining IFU in 2019, Landry served in various investment positions at the West African Development Bank (BOAD), engaging with an extensive range of stakeholders in the agribusiness and energy sectors.

Education Background

Landry holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
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