Yoro M. Diallo is a prominent banker, a financial strategist, a promoter of worldwide trade, a development finance and an investment advisor to African governments, international financial institutions, and multi-billion dollar corporations. His expertise on mergers & acquisitions are frequently sought by large public and private sector companies operating in the Financial, Agriculture, Power, Mining, Telecommunications, and Infrastructure Development sectors around Africa.
Yoro’s expert advice has allowed governments and private-sector financial institutions to effectively and efficiently undertake debt reduction and/or restructuring and privatisation of public and parapublic companies.
Mister Diallo also assists African governments to develop viable public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and restructuring partnership codes in oil and gas, solid mineral mining, agriculture and education.
Mister Diallo served as the official financial advisor to the Mali government.
As a trade finance specialist he frequently provides advisory services on cross-border trade flows to businessmen and investors active in the African marketplace.
Mr. Diallo’s banking service models have been implemented in Citibank one of the world’s largest financial institution where he worked for over 16 years and contributed in in establishing Citibank as one of the leading clearing banks to African corporate and financial institutions in Senegal, Republic of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, and other markets around the African continent.
As a disbursement and cash collateral management specialist, Yoro structured management processes of collateralised funds from multilaterally financed projects by the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the West African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank thereby allowing Citibank to control over US$600 million of donor flows.
Yoro concurrently serves as the Managing Director of Sahara Financial Management Services – a financial and investment advisory service firm, Chief Financial Officer of Tanexco – a Washington D. C. based professional services and global firm focusing on managing African resources , Yoro is also member of the board of Global Finance and Capital Ltd. – a London-based investment bank which, in 2014, raised US$19.6 billion to finance infrastructure projects across eight countries in West Africa. Presently, Yoro also serves as Board Member of United Capital Infrastructure Fund, a Nigerian based Pan African financial and investment services group, providing strategic investment services to government and private-sector clients. He is also board member of Vista Bank Group a West African Commercial Bank operating in 03 countries.
Diallo has also been recently asked to Join the board of Abu Dhabi Invesstment Group
Diallo has also served as Regional Director of Ecobank’s MENA & India operations and was mandated to promote a Pan African Islamic Bank, leveraging the Ecobank network.
With a career in international finance spanning over 40 years, Yoro’s close association with prominent political and business figures from Africa, and beyond, as well as his business associations with leading global financial institutions serve as his core strengths for his international clientel and business partners, allowing him to be positioned among Africa’s top financial experts and advisors, capable of influencing, guiding, and executing multi-billion dollar investment and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Diallo holds dual citizenship, of US and Senegal, and is a resident of Dubai, UAE. He is fluent in English, French, Wolof, and Fulani languages.