Amadou Mahtar Ba

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media, Inc


Amadou Mahtar Ba is co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media, Inc – owner and operator of, the largest content service provider specialized on Africa.

Ba sits on several boards and has participated in prestigious international working groups including the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the European Leadership Council of Mercy Corps, the World Economic Forum Network of Global Agenda Councils, Women’s Economic Imperative, the ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board, and the Panel of Judges for the CNN African Journalist Award.

Mr. Ba is recipient of distinguished awards & recognitions including NewAfrican Magazine “100 most influential Africans” for 3 years in a row. Forbes listed him among “top 10 most powerful men in Africa”. He is also in the top 500 Africans contributing to Africa’s rise by the Africa24 Magazine. EXPO 2015 & Afronline awarded him the Africa Media Prize for “outstanding contribution to African Media & skills to promote innovation”.

Ba was educated in Senegal, France and Spain. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Fulani and Wolof. He holds a Masters degree from EFAP Communication in Paris and a Bachelors Degree from University Paris 7 (Jussieu).