Speakers

Louopou Lamah

After obtaining a degree in economics from the Julius Nyerere University in Kankan, Ms Lamah began her professional career in NGOs.

Ms Lamah began her professional career in NGOs, first with Plan Guinée and then Action Contre la Faim. After a dozen years and strategic training in international trade from the World Trade Organization at the World Trade Organisation, she joined the public sector.

From 2016 to 2018 she was Deputy National Director of Foreign Trade and Competitiveness in the Ministry of Trade, where she was appointed Chief Negotiator for the African Continental Free Trade Area African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on behalf of the Republic of Guinea. She was promoted to National within the Ministry in 2018. a position she will hold until she joins the transitional Transitional Government in October 2021. Ms Lamah previously held the portfolio of Minister of and Sustainable Development, earning her a place among the leaders of the Sub-Saharan African bloc the Sub-Saharan African bloc at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

In November 2022 she was appointed Minister of Trade, Industry and SMEs. The department she is in charge of is involved in regulating national and international trade, defining the country’s industrial policy, as well as promoting investment and supporting businesses companies.