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Mr  Lacina  KONE

Director-General, Smart Africa


Mr Lacina Koné, is the Director General /CEO of Smart Africa since 1st March 2019. 

Prior to that, he was the advisor to the Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire for Digital Transformation and Public Reforms, also served as Advisor to the President from 2011-2018. 

​Mr Koné has over 25 years of experience in technical and managerial positions in the technology industry, including with Booz Allen Hamilton and Intelsat, and has expertise in telecommunications, IT, satellites, and intelligent transport systems. 

​Mr Koné earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in the United Arab Emirates, a master's degree from Brunel University in the United Kingdom, and an MBA at George Washington University in USA.​