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Cheik Keita


– Large Accounts and Legal Expertise Auditor in the Audit Legal and Financial Business Management Departement of Crédit Agricole Bank (France),
– Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation at the Financial Corporation of Studies and Litigation (SOFIDEC France),
– Management of the Africa Division for the OVIEDO multinational of IMASA Group (Spain),
– Director of Africa Markets of BBVA Bank (3rd bank of Spain),
– Analyst Manager in the Legal and Economic Department of the evaluation of international perspectives at the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development),
– Executive Officer at the Ministry of
Economy, Industry and Public Accounting at the Inspection Control and Expertise Division (ICE) of the Taxes General Directorate at Paris Bercy.
Since 1996, he is the founder and President of the CIDIGA (Chamber of Initiatives for the Development of Investments of the Groupings in Africa), whose mission is to produce and offer reliable socio-economic and political informations and studies, useful to promote investments of large groups on the African continent. This investment fund brings together companies chiefs of different origins: Spain, United States, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Gabon, and Guinea, of which he is a native. Convinced that « all Africans must become aware of their interdependence », he pledges to « federate the expertise and know-how that will enable Africa to develop in good intelligence ».

In 2008, the CIDIGA company, member of AFRICAGORA, NGO of public utility in France, contributed in the organization of the conference on investment opportunities in Africa, at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. CIDIGA also participated in the OECD and ADB (African Development Bank) Conference on development issues and the position of african banking Institutions in this process. Recently, CIDIGA signed an agreement with the International Chamber for Commerce and Promotion (ICCP) in order to work together for a best promotion of Africa in Europe (more information here

Since 2014, CIDIGA works to promote social housing in Africa with its partners in Portugal, Brazil and Spain. It has also created two initiatives for Africa: C.A.N.F. (CIDIGA AFRICA NETWORK FUND), an investment promotion fund in Africa and HOPE FOR NEW AFRICA, which is a network to promote the culture of entrepreneurship in Africa.

Along with Africa Synergies International, the first pan-African network of Business angels, Cheick KEITA is also working to establish agreements between banks to simplify investments in Africa.

As part of investments promotion in Madagascar, he organized with his partner Saholy MALET the international forum of investors in Madagascar in December 2014 ( or http://forum-international-

In May 2015, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Polish Industry in France, he contributed to the organization of the Poland-Africa Agribusiness Forum in Nice, France ( agroalimentaire-pologne-afrique/


He is the Delegate of the Circle of Republican Diversity (CRD) of the department of Hauts-de-Seine, which suggests to the French government, the tracks of reflection allowing it to better apprehend the future of the relations between France and Africa, by giving particularly a more important position to the diaspora.

Since October 2015, following the India-Africa Summit, he has been at the initiative of the mobilization of a reflection circle bringing together Indian economists for the establishment of lines of financing by the Indian Government and investment funds to support public investment programs of african state with the C.A.N.F. The C.A.N.F. has since February 2016 signed partnership agreements with the HIMIN Solar Group company for the development of solar energy in Africa. President of B.O.I. (Bridge Of Innovations). B.O.I. is a company that identifies innovative start-ups in Africa and supports them through its network of Business Angels and Ventures Capital to initiate their emergence. To this day, have joined the bridge, six innovative start-ups in Africa. As part of its HOPE FOR NEW AFRICA initiative and for the promotion of entrepreneurship in Africa, Mr Keita plans to create with the international partners, the P.E. (points entrepreneurship), a place of meeting of entrepreneurship in agreement with the international partners on convention of the states in each African country. Mr. KEITA currently creates the OBA (Open Business Africa) company to promote partnerships and joint ventures between companies from the South and the North for the establishment of new structures for transforming local products and the assembly and equipments factories necessary for the development of essential sector in Africa. Mr.KEITA has participated in several international conferences on Africa and the ACP as contributor and panelist in international organizations: the OECD, the UNESCO, the French Ministry of Financing, the World Bank, France and the world.

He is UNESCO’s ambassador for the UNESCO event for Guinea, the world capital of the book.
In May 25 , 2018, He has been nominated as Ambassador of the International Human
Rights Commissions (IHRC) for the African Continent. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

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