Lacina Koné

Director General of Smart Africa

Prior to that Mr Koné was Advisor to the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire for Digital Transformation and Public Reforms, also served as Advisor to the President from 2011-2017. 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 from Ajman University 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.