Ousmane CISSE

Dr. CISSE is the current Director General of the Société des Mines du Sénégal (SOMISEN S.A). He held the position of Director of Mines and Geology of Senegal. Previously, he was Technical Advisor Specialist of the UNDP Regional Project – Africa for Capacity Development for the Negotiation and Regulation of Investment Contracts. He developed and directed the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning regional course in Dakar on mining policy and contract negotiation for senior government officials, parliamentarians, and members of civil society in Africa. He also contributed to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to the work of the International Study Group on the Review of Mining Law and Policies in Africa and as a research assistant for Oxford Policy Management in the study “Minerals Taxation: A review of issues and challenges in the design and application of minerals taxation regimes (2007).” He also served as a national expert in the development of the ECOWAS Directive on the Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the project “Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe” (STRADE). Dr. CISSE is a geological engineer, certified in SME-SMI, graduated with an MBA in Management and a Master of Laws (LL.M) – Mineral Law & Policy, a Master in National Security and holds a Doctorate in Public Law (Option Mining Law).