Ibrahima Guimba-SaidouCEO at National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)
Mr Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou currently served as Minister Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger; He is the CEO of the National Agency of Information Society (ANSI), in charge of the e-government strategy and its implementation, as well as enabling the ICT ecosystem. He seats on the board of Niger Telecom, the National Operator of Niger and Niger on the Steering Committee of the Smart Africa Alliance.
Ibrahima is Chairman of the Niger Incubator for Small and Medium size Entreprises (CIPMEN), a Juror of the King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize of Unesco. He was a member of the high-level EU-Africa task force on the digital economy. He has been invited as an External Expert to the Broadband Commission Working Group on School Connectivity and to the Advisory Group for the ITU/UNICEF "GIGA" initiative, which aims to connect every school to the internet. He joined the Advisory board of the SDG Lab in 2020.
Mr Guimba-Saidou has over 20 years of professional experience in various capacities in the telecommunications industries worldwide and has been the recipient of several CEO Awards throughout his career. Prior to joining the government, Ibrahima was the Senior Vice-President Commercial-Africa of SES & General Manager of SES Astra Africa (Pty.)Ltd.
Ibrahima holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, after attending the faculty of Science (Mathematics and Physics) of the University of Niamey (Niger). He received his Master’s degree in International Management, as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland. He has completed several Executive programs with the Wharton Business School (Aresty Institute) and The Centre of Creative Leadership (Leadership Development Program).
Ibrahima has had a high-level sportive career: a member of Niger National Basketball team, forward of Olympic Football of Niamey (winner of Niger Top football league) and a Brown belt in martial arts (Judo). He has also led various student and social associations in Niger and Canada (President of the Africa student association of Ecole Polytechnic of Montreal, President of Niamey-Baobab Junior Economic Chamber and Vice-President of Niger Junior Chamber International).