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Dr Ousmane Sylla

Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and the ACP

Dr Ousmane Sylla is the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and the ACP Group since 2012.

Dr Ousmane Sylla

Biography

He has more than thirty years of experience, within the private and the public sector, where he has gained a significant experience in negotiations, at the national as much as the international levels, notably in mining, energy, trade, industry and diplomacy. This vast experience also covers developing and executing sectoral policies and reforms, and expertise based on international relations and bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Dr Sylla was previously Ambassador of Guinea to South Africa and the SADC countries (1996-2000), where he worked with a number of international organisations and conducted negotiations on different issues and with various countries, African and non-African alike. As Guineas Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment (1985-1989), he presided over the Council of the International Bauxite Association (IBA), negotiating on behalf of its members with multinationals and financial institutions on the terms of production, commercialisation and processing of bauxite and aluminium. As a head of the department at SIEMENS, Dr Sylla designed and realised projects in Germany, Indonesia and Guatemala. He received his PhD with a distinction from the University of Munich in 1979.

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