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General Manager GAA

M. Ibrahim Seydi is Managing Director of SAFIC (www.safic-africa.com), a financing, investment and consulting company based in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

M. Seydi is a financial economist specializing in international finance and has conducted numerous feasibility studies and investment advice in the areas of industrial and agricultural expansion, commercial banking and financial sector development, public institutional strengthening and private sector, infrastructure development, telecommunications and information technologies.

M. Seydi has organized training programs at the World Bank's Economic Development Institute in Washington, DC, for senior executives of private companies and financial institutions.

He worked at the Banque mondiale as an economist and the African Development Bank as a senior financial analyst, primarily responsible for identifying, evaluating and supervising viable private sector projects in 16 African countries. Before joining these international institutions, he was a senior executive at Société Générale de Banques au Sénégal, a leading commercial bank in Senegal.
In addition to his role at SAFIC, Mr. Seydi is the General Director of Générale Alimentaire Africaine, but also he is the president of SOCAAS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY OF ACTORS OF AGROPOLE SUD).

He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of several private companies in the fields of energy, agro-industry, biotechnology and construction in West Africa.

M. Seydi holds a doctorate in Financial Economics from Atlantic International University, USA, an MSc in Finance and an MSc in Banking Development from American University in Washington, USA , and a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Grenoble, France.

He is bilingual in English and French fluent in five African languages ​​ ​​and understands Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, the East, Europe and the American continent.

Our ambitions


L’Agriculture andfood are certainly the most important industrial sectors in the world.

Consumers want assurance of safety and quality every step of the way. Throughout the transformation process from field to plate we must take care, ensure monitoring and guarantee the integrity of agricultural and agri-food products.

GENERALE ALIMENTAIRE AFRICAINE (GAA) offers you a wide range of services that reduce risks, guarantee quality and improve productivity throughout the value chain (production, processing, distribution).

We contribute to guaranteeing the integrity of the food chain by providing assistance to produce better, by promoting the development of new varieties of seeds, by analyzing soils and harvests, by supporting the product throughout the processing chain and of distribution.

Our full range of services can help you :

  • Manage risks, do better business and meet your contractual and regulatory obligations : using stand-alone or integrated solutions that address all the issues in your agricultural and agri-food supply chains.
  • Protecting your consumers : from primary production to processing or transfer of ownership
  • Comply with complex legislation : encompassing local, regional, national and international rules and regulations concerning the production and marketing of agricultural and agri-food products.
  • Ensure proper storage, transportation, packaging and distribution of : raw materials, ingredients and food products.
  • Guarantee the quality and safety of the various supply chains : for raw and semi-manufactured foodstuffs, as well as finished products in the main food segments.

We offer standalone or integrated solutions to support companies working in the sectors of plant health, seeds, biofuels, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, finance and insurance, storage, processing industrial and logistics, marketing of fresh produce and processed food products.
Our range of solutions focused on the search for better profitability covers the collection of strategic data, warranty management, audits and certification, analysis and associated services, inspection, technical control, consulting and Training.
We can support your company to permanently improve your culture of safety, quality and sustainable development.

Contact us to find out how our range of services can help your business grow and prosper in an increasingly competitive and globalized market.