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Kerr Fatou’s CEO Among ‘50 Most Influential Persons’ In West Africa

Fatou Touray
Chief Executive Officer of Kerr Fatou

By Buba Gagigo

Fatou Touray, Chief Executive Officer of Gambia’s online medium- Kerr Fatou, is among the ‘50 Most Influential Persons’ in West Africa.

The annual ranking by Influences Magazine that features influential personalities in West Africa also featured those in North Africa, this year.

The ranking placed CEO Touray (the only Gambian in the list), alongside the King of Morocco, star players- Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, 4 African Presidents, speakers/presidents of parliament/senate, ministers, mayors, media personnel, among others, in  West and North Africa.

 “They shine, they invent, they annoy, they inspire, they engage. Africans exert in the world a form of soft persuasion, a soft power linked to style, culture, economy, sport or science. And once again…,” the Magazine said in a statement while paying tribute to them.

The statement added that the 50 persons  have an undeniable and decisive influence on the progress of Africa (that is to say outside the borders of their countries of origin), either by using their position of power and their power as a springboard for realizing their ambitions, either by weighing through their financial or intellectual scope on the choices of the markets and those of public opinion.

The criteria for the selection of the 50 persons include their profile (skills), the impact of their activities on the community, and their notoriety, the Influences Magazine’s statement continued.

Below is the list published on the Magazine’s website earlier today.

1. Macky Sall-President of the Republic of Senegal

2. Abdel Fatah Al Sissi-President of Egypt

3. Mohamed Ould El-Ghazaouani-President of the Republic of Mauritania

4. Mouhamed VI-King of Morocco

5. José Maria Neves-President of Cape Verde

6. Mohamed Moez Belhassine-Minister of Tourism (Tunisia)

7. Matshidiso Moeti- Africa Regional Director of the World Health Organization

8. Guillaume HAWING-Minister of pre-university education and literacy (Guinea)

9. Amina J. Mohammed-United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (Niger)

10. Amadou Soumahoro-President National Assembly (Côte d’Ivoire)

11. Aissata Tall Sall-Minister of Foreign Affairs (Senegal)

12. Souad Abderrahim-Mayor of the city of Tunis (Tunisia)

13. Marcel de Souza- Minister of Development, Economic Analysis and Foresight (Benin)

14. Faouzi Lekja-Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget (Morocco)

15. Sadio Mané- Athlete-Footballer (Senegal)

16. Abdelhakim Bettache – Mayor of Algiers Center (Algeria)

17. Ahmad Lawan-Speaker of the Senate (Nigeria)

18. Minata Samate Cessouma- Commissioner for Political Affairs of UEOMA (Burkina Faso)

19. Moctar Ould Dahi-Minister of Culture, Youth, Sports and Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesperson (Mauritania)

20. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin-Spokesperson of the National Assembly (Ghana)

21. Mouhamed Salah-Athlete-Footballer (Egypt)

22. Angélique Kidjo-Artist Singer (Benin)

23. Khaled Chelly-Chief Executive Officer of the airline Tunisair (Tunisia)

24. Tinni Ousseini-President of the National Assembly (Niger)

25. Augustin Senghor- President of the Senegalese Football Federation

26. Ibrahim Kane-Chief Executive Officer Air Senegal (Senegal)

27. Aissatou Sophie Gladima-Joal Fadiouth Commune Mayor (Senegal)

28. Brahim Boughali-President of the National People’s Assembly (Algeria)

29. Mohamed Ould Bouamatou-Chairman and CEO of the BSA group (Morocco)

30. Noureddine Boutar-General Manager of Mosaïque FM radio (Tunisia)

31. Mohamed Dkhilli-Chief Executive Officer of GAT ASSURANCES (Tunisia)

32. Amira Amri- President of the Union of Tunisian Magistrates (SMT) (Tunisia)

33. Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch-President and CEO of the Aksal group (Morocco)

34. Rita Maria Zniber- CEO of Diana Holding (Morocco)

35. Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun- Administrator of the Holmarcom group and director of Mineral Waters of Oulmès (Morocco)

36. Dr Slim Ben Salah-President National Council of the Order of Physicians (Tunisia)

37. Houray Bah-President of the NGO Amali (Guinea)

38. Hichem Ben Yaiche-Editor-in-Chief New African Magazine (Tunisia)

39. Mame Rokhaya Lo-Army Pilot (Senegal)

40. Aminetou Bilal-President-founder of the movement of patriots in action (Mauritania)

41. Komi Koutché-Economist, microfinance expert (Benin)

42. Kalil Oularé- Managing Director DJOMA MEDIA (Guinea)

43. Mohamed Chouikha-General Manager of the Tunisian Banking Company (Tunisia)

44. Kamel Ben Younes-Director General of the Tunis Afrique Presse Agency (Tunisia)

45. Slaheddine Lahmadi- President of the Union of Tunisian Writers

47. Yansané Baldé-Executive Director of the Coalition of Women Leaders (Guinea)

48. Nezha Hayat-President of the AMMC (Morocco)

49. Fatou Touray-General Manager of Kerr Fatou online media (Gambia)

50. Diaka Camara-President of the Diaka Camara Foundation (Guinea)

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