Vice President, Power, Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change Complex, African Development Bank
Amadou Hott joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) as vice president of its Power, Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change complex. He has 20 years of experience in areas that include structured finance, sovereign wealth funds management, investment banking, infrastructure and the development of integrated energy solutions.
Prior to joining AFDB, Mr Hott held various investment banking and investment advisory positions in New York, London, Dubai and Lagos. As director of Millennium Finance Corporation for Africa, he was responsible for project finance operations in sectors such as energy, mining, ICT and banking in Africa and Middle East. He was also managing director of UBA Capital, which is present in 20 African countries, and then founder and managing director of Afribridge Capital, an investment firm specialising in advisory services in Africa. In this role, he provided advice in the areas of energy, electricity and information communications technology.
In 2012, after 15 years of international investment banking and advisory work, Mr Hott returned to Senegal to serve his country. Here he has held roles that include: special advisor of HE President Macky Sall; chairman of Aéroport Internationale Blaise Diagne (Senegal’s new international airport); and founder and CEO of Senegal’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. In this latter capacity, he launched major infrastructure investment initiatives, including renewable energy and energy projects.
Mr Hott has undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and economics, and an MSc in finance, from Sorbonne University in Paris, which included a student exchange with New York University’s MSc in financial mathematics programme. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012.