Director General

Dr Abdou Khadre Lo

Abdou is a product of French universities (Université de Caen Basse Normandie & Université Paris 1- Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the Anglo-Saxon working environment (George Soros Foundation & Access Partnership). He works in English and French. Understands, reads and writes Arabic, and has been learning Mandarin since 2018.

Experience & Activities

Prior to founding We Say-We Do , Abdou was Director for Africa of the international firm  Access Partnership for more than 6 years. Before joining this Anglo-American consultancy firm, he was founder and managing director of Primum Africa Consulting which merged with Access Partnership in 2015.

Previously, he had already gained experience as an international consultant by collaborating with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, non-governmental organizations such as the Legal Research Institute in Mexico, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in South Africa, the Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA) and West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) in Dakar. He was also a columnist at Radio France Internationale in Paris. Abdou is a renowned expert who advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including communication strategies, Internet governance, telecommunications, oil and gas.

He is a member of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and the International​ Telecommunication Union (ITU). He specializes in the regulation of space technologies and accompanied American satellite operators in the cycle of World Radiocommunication Conferences of 2015 (Geneva) and 2019 (Sharm El Sheikh). He is also a Senegal Delegate in International Telecommunication Meetings (Ecowas, ATU, WRC, PP).

Abdou has privileged access to decision-makers in Africa.