Souleymane Keita

Head: West Africa

BSc Actuarial Mathematics (University of Montreal, Canada), MSc in Management (ESSEC Business School, France)

Souleymane joined Harith in 2007 as Investment Director. He has been involved and led several landmark transactions in the ICT, transport and energy fields across Africa (including Main One in Nigeria, HKB Bridge in Cote d’Ivoire and Lake Turkana Wind Power in Kenya). Before joining Harith he was a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank, amongst others.

Souleymane’s experience includes stints at Dexia Public Finance, Paribas Affaires lndustrielles and Lazard Freres. He also served on the boards various African companies, including SeaWolf (Nigeria), Aldwych (UK), Lake Turkana Wind Power (Kenya). He is a Trustee on various charitable institutions which provide resources to disabled children and orphanages.

Souleymane is a Commander of the National Order of Cote d’Ivoire.

Board membership: 

  • Socoprim, Cote I’voire 
  • Main One, Nigeria 
  • Zim Borders, Zimbabwe


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