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  • Mandela Washington Fellowship
  • 2016-17
  • Mali

Bouba Dieme is the MD and co-founder of Yeelen, an energy service company that aims to unlock access to energy and optimize energy services in Africa. Bouba is a technology and business professional with extensive expertise and exposure in energy and information and communication technology strategic planning, management, and technology innovation. After being awarded a Mali bursary for excellence, Bouba completed a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, and a further Master'of Management, specializing in technology and innovation, with a focus on cloud-computing businesses. He gained valuable experience in South Africa, working for and consulting with leading blue-chip companies. He has founded and worked with several youth initiatives focused on peacebuilding and youth development. After the Mandela Washington Fellowship, he will continue with his business venture while contributing to the advancement of the ecosystem for more growth, jobs and better delivery of services.

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