Ibrahima Aminu is the Business Development Director of Invest in Africa, responsible for business development in African Markets (Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Zambia, Gambia, Madagascar, Mozambique and Guinea). His work includes the promotion of trade, skills development and access to finance across all markets. Over the years Ibrahima has built great experience in the Oil&Gas and mining sectors and has worked on multiple extractives related development projects across the Africa continent. His current focus is on ensuring the shared challenges of economic development are address through private sector initiatives, and with public sector support. Ibrahima holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and a Higher Certificate in Financial Products.
Ibrahima’s career has exposed him to many different sectors, providing business solutions across sectors that include oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, banking & finance, ICT, Agro Processing and Transport & Logistics. His solutions stream across providing validated high-quality SME sub-contractors, ensuring the subcontractors have the necessary certification and standards to participate in contracts in the industry and providing the sub-contractors access to finance.
Ibrahima currently works out of Accra, with frequent travel across Africa to address client needs specifically within Oil&Gas and mining and other related sectors. Throughout his career in extractives consultancy, Ibrahima has developed great relationships and provided solutions that have addressed challenges being faced by some of the major Oil&Gas and mining companies in Africa, including Tullow, MODEC, BP, ENI, AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Mining, Barrick Lumwana Mines, Mopani mines and Chibuluma mines.
Through his work at Invest in Africa, Ibrahima has been directly responsible for assisting suppliers win $151.3m worth of contracts, that have supported over 33,000 jobs.