Semou Diouf is the director at SatNav Africa Joint Programme Office, a Pan-African entity under the Africa-EU Strategy framework that champions and supports the introduction of satellite navigation services (GNSS/SBAS) in Africa. With a wide range of qualifications and extensive experience in both the technical and business fields, Sémou Diouf has been involved in technology innovation projects and business development in the aeronautics sector in Africa since the early 90s.
Before joining the JPO, he held various roles, including Director, Commercial Operations and Ag. Regional VP, SITA Africa in Paris and Johannesburg, then Manager at a leading consulting firm, and Head of a Department in the Aeronautics, Space and Defense Sector in Toulouse (France). Mr Diouf graduated with an Engineering Degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Toulouse and obtained an Executive Master’s at the Paris School of Business (ESCP Europe), specialising in Management of Enterprises, Strategic Marketing and Management of International Affairs.