Dr Mo Ibrahim is the founder and chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which he established in 2006 to support good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent.
Sudanese-born, Ibrahim has a distinguished business career. In 1989 he founded Mobile Systems International (MSI), a world leading cellular consulting and software provider and in 1998, Celtel International, one of Africa’s leading mobile telephone companies which pioneered mobile services in Africa. Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, a private equity fund focused on Africa.
Ibrahim has received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of academic institutions and is also the recipient of a number of awards. He is also a member of the B-team, Clinton Global Initiative, The Giving Pledge, Global Philanthropist Circle (Synergos) as well as a member of UNCTAD’s panel of Eminent Persons.
Ibrahim was made commander of the Order of the Lion (Senegal) by President Macky Sall (February 2014) and Commandeur of the Wissam Arch by HM King Mohammed V1 of Morocco (July 2014).