Mr. KONATE joined AFRAA just after he completed a nine-month consultancy contract with the African Development Bank and contributed to the development of the Bank Framework and Guidelines to Support the Aviation Sector in the Region. He brings a vast experience comprising both air transport and civil aviation. His 35-year-corporate experience covered: International Civil Organisation (ICAO), he served as Deputy Regional Director of the Western and Central; for 8 years, he serviced IATA Regional Office for Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI) where he joined as Manager Safety and became Regional Director Safety, Operations, and Infrastructure; as AFRAA Technical Director, he fostered cooperation among African air carriers for 11 years. Before AFRAA, he worked at Air Afrique for just over a decade.
Mr. KONATE graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1979 at the “Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon,” in France.