Speakers

Aïssata Lam

Director General, Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)

Ms. Lam is the Director General of the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM), the Governmental entity in charge of National and Foreign Direct Investments, as well as the investment climate of the country. Through the Agency, Ms. Lam promotes and implements the new vision of Mauritania, led by H.E President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, for a sustainable and more inclusive development driven by stronger productive sectors. Ms. Lam is passionate about youth and women economic empowerment matters on the continent, such as access to finance for start-ups and enabling the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. She was appointed in 2019 in the G7 Gender Equality Council by French President Emmanuel Macron and was awarded the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” medal by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani in 2020. Ms. Lam was listed on BBC 100 most influential women in the World.