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Abdoulaye Magassouba

Minister of Mines and Geology
Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea

Abdoulaye Magassouba, 42, was appointed Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea on January 4th 2016.  He is an economist with an extensive experience in key sectors of the guinean economy including mining, energy, health and agriculture.  
Over the past 20 months, he has been leading some challenging reforms in the guinean mining sector, including the modernization of the guinean mining cadaster, reducing bureaucracy in obtaining licenses through the creation of a one stop shop,  facilitating the use of shared infrastructures by the country’s top mining companies and building internal capacities within the Ministry of Mines and Geology. 

Before his appointment as a Minister, Mr Magassouba was Advisor/Head of the Delivery unit at the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea, where he was in charge of overseeing the implementation of National Priority Projects for President Alpha Conde.   Prior to joining the government, he worked in the private sector as a senior auditor/ Director for KPMG and as an independent consultant for Scades.  While with KPMG, he has worked on the design and implementation of several projects and programs funded by multilateral donors, as regards to health, institutional capacity building, decentralization. He has also been involved in the audit of various industries including mining, insurance, telecommunications, electricity, microfinance, trade and industry, while working as an independent consultant. Indeed, he undertook frequent missions for several international organizations such as UNAIDS, the International Trade Center of the United Nations, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the African Development Bank and France Expertise Internationale. 
Mr. Magassouba completed a Masters degree with a focus on Development Economics at Williams College (Massachusetts, USA), with a Fulbright scholarship from the US Government. 

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