Amadou Mahtar Ba is the African Media Initiative (AMI) Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
He is also a Co-founder and Chairman of All Africa Global Media, an international multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest distributor of African news.
Prior to starting All Africa, Ba served from 1996 to 2000 as Director of Communications and Marketing for BICIS Bank.
From 1993 to 1996, he helped lead the successful restructuring and privatization of the Panafrican News Agency (PANA).
Ba is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council for the Future of Journalism, advisory board member of the Reporting Developing Network Africa, member of the Advisory Committee of the Knight International Journalism Fellowship, administered by the International Center for Journalists, as well as a member of the Africa Policy Advisory Board of ONE.
Ba was educated in Senegal, France and Spain, and is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Fulani and Wolof.
He holds a Masters degree from the Ecole Française des Professionnels de la Communication in Paris and Paris 7 University Jussieu.