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Louis Diakite

Chief Executive Officer
Afripa Telecom
Côte d'Ivoire
Louis Diakite
Chief Executive Officer
Afripa Telecom
Côte d'Ivoire
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1. What does it mean to you to have been selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow"?

Having been selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" means recognition for me.

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2. You have been selected by the World Economic Forum for what you have already done in your life, "holding positions of considerable power, influence and responsability". What are the 3-5 things you are most proud of?

Having built up a company of 340 people producing millions of dollars starting with no money nor funding.

Being the first Telco company in Africa in deployment of Wireless Local Lopp system (1997) when even European were looking for their strategy in that area.

Being the first transnational African Telco company.

3. The World Economic Forum is "committed to improving improve the state of the world". You will participate in shaping tomorrow's world. What impact would you like to have?

I'd like to communicate with the leader of the world letting them know that our kind of companies should get their way open because we are producing added value to the World Economy.

4. The World Economic Forum is also a forum to discuss the present state of the world economy. What is the analysis you would give?

Here is too much inegality in the world. To resorbe it they should invest in our kind of companies making the third world going futher while producing return on their investment.


Louis Diakite
Chief Executive Officer
Afripa Telecom, Côte d'Ivoire

Nationality: Côte d'Ivoire

Professional Profile: One of Africa's most experienced and reliable telecommunications groups. Since it was created in 1994, the group has successfully conducted a large number of projects on the African continent, covering the full spectrum of modern telecommunications. We are also the first African operator to have obtained a full operator's licence in France

Personal Profile: He is among the 25 topbusiness leaders in Africa who will contribute to restore a positive image towards the continent.
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