Lacina Koné

Mr. Lacina Koné, Director General of Smart Africa since March 2019. He is a professional of ICT industry with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications, satellite and intelligent transport system. Mr. Koné is a graduate of three continents. In the United Arab Emirates, he obtained a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering. In the UK, it has validated his Polytechnique rank with a master’s degree in data communication systems from the University of Brunel, and the United States, his MBA from George Washington University.

Lacina Koné: "The Covid-19 pandemic provided African cities with an opportunity to shift the mindset"


Director General of Smart Africa

We talk with Lacina Koné, CEO of Smart Africa, about how technology is helping African cities cope with their demographic boom while facing Covid-19.