Key Speaker

H.E. Mr Ousman A. Bah

H.E. Mr Ousman A. Bah
The Gambia

H.E. Mr Ousman A. Bah Minister of Communications and Digital Economy - The Gambia

Hon. Ousman A. Bah is the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of the Republic of The Gambia. He was appointed in June 2022 following the policy direction to decouple the then Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure into two (2) stand-alone Ministries of Information and Communications and Digital Economy with the latter spearheading the digital transformation agenda of the country.

Hon. Bah comes with a wealth of academic training and more than 25 years of experience with major international companies and institutions based in the United States in the telecoms and tech-related field. His experience includes working in various executive positions with institutions such as AT&T, Bank of America, and Worldpay. He also worked with PayU —a company in the Fintech Industry that is headquartered in San Francisco U.S. A., as a Global Relationship Executive, where he oversees up to twenty-two different countries around the globe, mostly located in some parts of Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Asia. Furthermore, he has created and led several start-ups in Silicon Valley and upon his return to the Gambia.

Hon. Bah has traveled extensively all over the world. His major interest since a young man has always been and remains working with technology to enrich the lives of people. Hon. Bah holds BSc. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, a double Master’s, MSc. in Network & Systems Management, and MBA. In Business Administration both from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

The event is a seminal effort at bringing together all 15 West African countries that makeup ECOWAS to discuss and showcase their efforts at engendering digital economies in the sub-region.

Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.
31st January to 1st February, 2023
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