Babacar has more than a dozen years’ private equity experience in Africa, and he leads on investments, sourcing, structuring, executing, and exiting transactions at DPI, which he joined in January 2011. He sits on numerous portfolio company boards, including Atlantique Business International, owner of Banque Atlantique Group, KMR Holding Pédagogique, which owns UPM (Université Privée de Marrakech), Touax Africa and Food Concepts.
Following almost five years at the IFC in Washington DC as an investment analyst, Babacar assessed and structured mezzanine and debt investments in the mining, infrastructure, and telecommunication sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa for Standard Bank.
A Senegalese citizen, he holds a BSc in business administration and finance from University of California Riverside and an MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Country of Origin: Senegal
Joined DPI: 2011