El Hadji Beye

El Hadji Beye

Born in Senegal, El Hadji came to United States in 1996 with a degree in civil engineering. After a twelve year career in the construction industry as an estimator, El Hadji started a social business focused on African development. He speaks English, French, Wolof (Senegal), and Bambara (Mali), and enjoys playing basketball, good food, and his family.
 

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November 27, 2010

Civil engineer and social entrepreneur El Hadji Beye makes the case for investing in Senegal. Rural communities, he argues, are an untapped, underserved economic base. By involving the community in decision-making processes and training them to be their own, local social entreprenuers, there's no reason why business shouldn't thrive in West Africa.