Prior to joining the Government of Senegal as Minister in charge of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation in April 2019, Amadou was the Vice President of the African Development Bank’s Power, Energy, Green Growth and Climate Change Complex, since November 2016, and has 20 years of experience in areas such as structured finance, sovereign wealth funds management, investment banking, infrastructure and the development of integrated energy solutions
Amadou held various Investment banking and Investment advisory positions in New York, London, Dubai and Lagos. He was Director of Millennium Finance Corporation for Africa, where 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 CEO of Afribridge Capital, an investment firm specializing in advisory services in Africa where he provided advice in the areas of energy, electricity, information, communications and technology.
In 2012, after 15 years of international investment banking and advisory work, Amadou returned to Senegal to serve his country. His roles in Senegal included: Special Advisor of HE President Macky Sall, Chairman of Aéroport International Blaise Diagne (Senegal’s new international airport) and Founder and CEO of Senegal’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, as part of which he launched major infrastructure investment initiatives, including renewable energy and energy projects.
Amadou has undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and economy, an MSc in Finance, from Sorbonne University in Paris, which included participation as an exchange student in New York University’s MSc in Financial Mathematics program. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012.
On January 2018, His Majesty King Mohammed VI appointed His Excellency Jazouli Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in charge of African Cooperation. In October 2019, he was appointed Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates to the position on January 2018.
Prior to his government positions, Minister Jazouli was part of the governing bodies of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM). Minister Jazouli was also a member of the Think Tank CDS - Council for Development and Solidarity - whose mission is to produce studies and develop proposals in the field of public policies and the economy in Morocco.
Earlier in his career, Minister Jazouli founded Valyans Consulting, the first Moroccan consulting firm, where he was the head of multidisciplinary teams and carried out projects entrusted by large institutions, national and international companies. He has led several missions in various fields such as industry, agriculture, finance, tourism, transport and urbanism.
Minister Jazouli is a graduate of Paris-IX Dauphine University and Paris XI Orsay University.