Malik Dechambenoit is a political analyst and mediator, with extensive experience working with government agencies at the international, central and local levels in Africa. He is the co-founder of Gumbi, Dechambenoit & Associates a Johannesburg based specialist consultancy that advises global companies on doing business in Africa. A Senior United Nations official, from 2001 to 2009, Malik participated in international peace-making efforts in Central and East Africa and served as Senior Advisor to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania and Ketumile Masire of Botswana. Malik holds a Bachelors degree in Politics from SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a Masters in International Economy from the University of Warwick, UK. He serves on the Guinea Advisory Panel of Rio Tinto, a global mining company, as well as on the board of the African Leadership Network, a community of influential leaders in Africa.
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