• Mouhamadou Madana KANE, Ph.D

    Mouhamadou is the founder of ACILP.  A strong passionate of international economic affairs and relations, Mouhamadou’s main expertise is in investment law, investor-state arbitration, law & development, public policy and international banking and finance. With his 14 years experience in the international arena, Mouhamadou has had major achievements in designing legal and policy solutions for financing projects in developing countries especially in Africa, strengthening the capacity of trade and arbitration institutions and ensuring better integration of developing countries into the multilateral trade and investment system. Mouhamadou has authored various publications in international economic law, especially on investment treaties and is a frequent speaker at major international conferences. He holds a Ph.D in international law from Cergy-Pontoise University, a Master in Public Administration and public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Certificate in Banking, Finance and Economic Development from Boston University where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hubert Humphrey Fellowship. Mouhamadou is member of several international law associations et professional societies.

  • Aboubacar FALL, Ph.D
    Director of Programs

    Aboubacar Fall is the Director of Programs of ACILP. In this capacity, he provides technical leadership with respect to the design and implementation of ACILP programs and projects. Dr. Fall's career as international lawyer includes working in various senior capacities for international organizations such as the African Development Bank, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the World Bank etc. He was the chairman of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), an international organization dedicated to building the capacity of African States in negotiating complex commercial transactions and addressing creditor commercial litigation. Dr. Fall has conducted various law reform programs and legislative drafting initiatives for African States. A former president of the Senegalese Maritime Association, Dr. Aboubacar is a titular member of the Comité Maritime International and a member of the Pan-African Lawyers Union, the International Bar Association, the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, the International Law Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Dr. Fall holds a Ph.D in Law (Rouen), an LLM (Seattle) and a Masters in International Transportation (Sorbonne) and is the author of hundreds of publications in international law. In 2014, he was named by Financial Afrik as one of the 100 economic and financial influencers in Africa.

  • Mamoudou Ibrahima KANE
    Program Officer

    Mamoudou is a program officer at ACILP, where he focuses on investment law and policy and natural resources governance with particular emphasis on fragile countries. With his practical experience in the banking industry as well as in renowned regional economic integration organizations such as the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Mamoudou has acquired solid knowledge of the main African legal and investment policy frameworks. Mamoudou holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs (Emerging Countries major) from University Sorbonne Paris Cité (Paris 13) and a Bachelors Degree in Business Law from Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris).

  • Elhadji Cheikh Fadel DEME
    Program Consultant

    Fadel is currently a consultant with ACILP's Economic Law & Policy Program where he brings more than 17 years legal advisory experience, both in private practice and in major local and transnational companies. Among others, he is the former general counsel/ head legal of one of the major senegalese telecommunications companies, where he oversaw the corporate governance function, the regulatory compliance and litigation affairs. With his vast experience in the corporate world, Fadel has developed an expert knowledge of the legal frameworks of the member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Laws in Africa (OHADA), including sectoral laws and policies on investment, telecommunications and public contracting and procurement. Fadel holds an LL.M in International Economic Law from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he was also associated with the Center for Comparative and European Law, a Master Degree in Economic Law from the Saint-Louis University Gaston Berger (Senegal) and an LL.B from the same university.