Mamadou Bady Baldé is the EITI Africa Director, a role in which he manages the Africa team at the EITI International Secretariat to support and monitor EITI implementation in 24 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia). Bady also leads the Secretariat’s work on outreach to the continent, transparency in commodity trading between State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and commodity trading companies. Other areas of interests include transparency in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM), Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and Public Financial Management (PFM).
Before joining the Secretariat, Bady worked at the Central Bank of Guinea, the German Development Corporation, and as a Consultant at the World Bank. In 2012, Bady was seconded as an expert in Natural Resources Governance in the Governance, Economic Reforms and Financial Management Department of the African Development Bank in Tunis. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a Maîtrise en Gestion des Entreprises from the University of Conakry. Bady is a native of Guinea and is married with two children.