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HCF strengthens its team with the appointment of the former Minister of Mines of Guinea, Mr. Abdoulaye Magassouba
April 26, 2022
HCF International Advisers Ltd (HCF) is delighted to welcome Mr. Abdoulaye Magassouba as a Senior Advisor to the team.
Abdoulaye will be assisting the team in identifying new opportunities within the mining and infrastructure sectors across Africa as well as securing the relevant mandates, in addition to providing specialist advice on matters related to, amongst others ESG, the mining sector, and the financial / political landscape on the African continent.
Abdoulaye has more than 20 years of work experience: Abdoulaye spent a large part of his career in the private sector with Arthur Andersen and KPMG before joining the government in 2013 as Advisor to the President of the Republic of Guinea in charge of the delivery of priority projects (mining, energy and agriculture). Abdoulaye served as Minister of Mines and Geology between 2016 and 2021.
“Abdoulaye is a very well-known and respected figure in West Africa, who has made a name for himself as a hardworking and dedicated individual, under whose leadership the mining sector in Guinea leaped to the top rankings in Africa in terms of investment attractiveness. We are thrilled to count Abdoulaye as one of our own. His work ethics, his deep understanding of Africa and the mining and infrastructure sectors are second to none and complement HCF’s skill base and reputation as a financial and strategic adviser on the African continent, and the go-to advisory firm for matters such as project finance, political risk mitigation, strategic advice, M&A etc.”
Guy de Selliers, President and Co-Founder of HCF
Abdoulaye holds an MA in Economics from the Center for Development Economics of Williams College (Fulbright scholar). He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. Abdoulaye is fluent in English and French.
HCF International Advisers Limited is a London-based corporate finance boutique focused on the global metals and mining sector. HCF provides strategic and financial advice to mining companies across the complete project life cycle and the full capital structure, assisting in the sourcing of all classes of equity through to structured debt and alternative financing. HCF also has deep experience in working in emerging economies with a strong focus on the mitigation of political risk.
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