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Zakiyoulahi Sow

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Sukuk Project Manager, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (Confirmed)

Zakiyoulahi Sow joined the IDB group through the Young Professional Program in 2000.

After serving four years as an investment officer at the IDB’s Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD), he joined the Savola Group where he was in charge of business development and the group’s M&A activities.

During 2004-08, he participated in most of Savola’s organic growth in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Algeria. He also led the group’s investment in non-core businesses in various sectors, notably fertilizers and private equity in MENA.

Upon his return to the ICD as the executive manager for business development in 2009, he was appointed as the managing director for Tamweel Africa Holding, the subsidiary that owns and operates Islamic banks in Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. During this period, he defined and implemented a turnaround strategy that enabled all the banks to gain leadership position in their respective market.

After his term, Zaky was entrusted by the ICD with other initiatives like developing Ijarah and Islamic capital markets through Sukuk issuance that aims at developing Islamic finance in sub-Saharan Africa.

After having successfully led the ICD advisory team for arranging the Senegal inaugural Sukuk, Zaky is handling similar initiatives throughout Africa.