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Dr. Karamo NM Sonko

Dr. Karamo NM Sonko is President and CEO of Jula Consultancy FZE (Sharjah, UAE). He is also Chairman and Founder of Heeno International (Banjul, The Gambia); Chairman of Sunatar Energies (Rabat, Morocco); Executive Vice President of Sand Metals Inc. (Vancouver, Canada); and Special Advisor to the Lundin Foundation (Vancouver, Canada). He was Vice President and Deputy Director-General of Tasiast Mauritania Ltd., a subsidiary of Red Back Mining Inc. (a Lundin Group, and now Kinross, subsidiary); Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.; Executive Secretary, African Business Round Table, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and Johannesburg, South Africa; Associate Expert, the Organization of African Unity (now African Union), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Post-Doctoral Fellow and economics Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Adjunct Professor, Daniels Business School, University of Denver, Colorado; Adjunct Professor,Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado; Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Visiting Scientist, Department of Political Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Lecture, Department of Foreign Languages: Administration and Business, University of Paris VIII, France; and Special Correspondent of African Business magazine (London). He has: B.A. (FirstClass) in Public Administration and Sociology from the University of Swaziland; Master of Philosophy in Development Economics and Politics from the University of Cambridge, UK; and Ph.D (with Distinction) in international economics & development from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, CO, USA. Dr. Sonko has advised/consulted for many international organizations and multinational investors with regard to business in Africa,such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva,Switzerland; Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Khartoum, Sudan; Moroccan Association of Exporters (ASMEX), Casablanca, Morocco; Nexant, Francisco, USA; Mercuria, Geneva, Switzerland; United Nations Office of the Special Advisor for Africa, NewYork, N.Y.; Eskom, Johannesburg, South Africa; Standard Corporate Merchant Bank,Johannesburg, South Africa; Anglovaal Mining, Johannesburg; Stocks and Stocks, Johannesburg; Royal Food Services, Durban, South Africa; and GB Energy, Perth, Australia, of which he was co-founder. He has written and published extensively on Africa in the form of co-authored books, papers in academic journals and articles in international magazines.

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