Aissatou graduated in 2008 at Sup de Co Dakar Business School with a master degree in Finance and Audit. After 5 years’ experience in the private sector at Alios Finance, a Pan-African company, she has a good expertise of access to capital and SMEs funding. Her permanent operations with official representatives of car constructors explain her good knowledge of the local car market. Inspired by her work as a business and financial analyst, operational and financial leasing officer, she supports that long term rental services contributes to the social and economic development of local entrepreneurs. She has skills in financial negotiation, and commercial proposals.
As a young African Woman leader, she had benefited from three educational experiences sponsored by the State department of the United States. She represented Senegal with the Sup de Co team during the 2007 SIFE World Cup in New York, as a project presenter for food security and illegal immigration. Both in 2010 and 2013, Aissatou was selected to meet with President OBAMA in the Young African Leaders Forum in Washington DC and during his visit in Senegal. She also participated on June 2011 to The First Lady Michelle OBAMA’s Young African Women Leaders Forum in South Africa. After these leaderships programs Aissatou is the General Secretary of the Senegalese Alumni Association (ASA) of the State Department and organize capacity building sessions for the young alumni. All her experiences and special interest in youth self-employment drove her to the deputy coordination position between 2012 and 2013 of The Global Youth Innovation Network advisory Group (GYIN), an international youth led organization and a platform of exchange for young entrepreneurs and leaders.
Aissatou was also part of the (Dakar American Application Research and Training) steering committee and had contributed to select 11 west African young entrepreneurs who received a complete 10 weeks training program in management and leadership in June 2012 but also a Grant to enhance their businesses or strengthen their organization. She gained a growing experience on local development and is often invited in several local and international conferences as a speaker on youth issues and possible solutions to reduce unemployment. She contributed to launch the US Embassy Youth Council in Senegal in 2013.