CEO Aminata Kane joins other global leaders in the world as leaders changing the future of work whilst pushing boundaries in their fields and beyond. This year’s group of Young Global Leaders is a dynamic community of people under the age of 40 who represent the best of their generation.
Ten African women and men make up the list of 127 of the world’s most promising social activists, business leaders, public servants, artists and technologists. They are all under the age of 40 and have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders (YGLs). Some of the past Young Global Leaders include former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron; co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (Google) Larry Page; Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg; co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, and others.
The new class for 2019 as announced features CEO Aminata Kane.
Accepting the recognition, Aminata Kane expressed her delight to be part of this class of Young Leaders/World Economic Forum, and to use the platform to enhance her work at Orange Sierra Leone. She remains focus on developing her people and using digital revolution to boost growth.
Her invitation to join other change-makers in the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) came as no surprise to Orange. She is an individual committed to changing the narrative of the participation of women in a highly male dominated Telecommunications Sector, being the first female CEO of a mobile company in Sierra Leone.
Aminata’ s recognition in the digital revolution extends to the United Nations where she recently delivered a talk at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as part of the GSMA events. Her talk was focused on mobile development, big data, social and financial inclusions.
Recently, Institut Choiseul (Choiseul Institute) named her amongst the top 100 African Business Leaders of Tomorrow for her work and contribution to Africa, leveraging technology to accelerate development & growth.
Aminata Kane is Chief Executive Officer of Orange SL, driving the operations of the telecommunications giant with more than 2 Million subscribers.
Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for Orange Money in Senegal, a business that has grown exponentially and become profitable in the past two years.
She began her career as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company in France, designing strategies and operations for telecommunication and technology providers, banks, and consumer goods manufacturers in Europe and West Africa from 2009 to 2011.
Originally from Senegal, Mrs. Ndiaye holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris Grande Ecole, coupled with an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, during which she was appointed President of the Africa Business Club.