Succes MasraDr. Succès  Masra


Chad

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Economist

Occupational Position: Principal Financial Economist & Project Manager at African Development Bank, Co-Founder & President of Generation ABCD

Professional History


Dr. Succès Masra, who considers himself as a “Development & Tolerance Soldier”, is sincerely passionate about Chad and Africa’s development. He launched the leadership and entrepreneurship platform, Generation ABCD, the day Nelson Mandela passed away, with the objective of promoting Mandela's legacy among the younger generation of Chadian and African future decision makers. He is a serial entrepreneur and writer, trained in political sciences, finance and governance at Sciences Po Paris. Succès' PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics was on “Africa facing the Challenges of the Post-Oil Economy: the role of Development Financial Institutions in Promoting Renewable Energy”.  Succès was the Financial Economist of the Moroccan Ouarzazate Solar Project, which is currently the biggest CSP solar project in the world, and is involved in the team in charge of the development of the Pan-African Inga Mega Hydroelectric Project.

Succès' current appointment to the Presidential Task Force is to help deliver on the top priority of universal access to electricity in Africa by 2025, with a focus on the development of renewable energies, and the implementation of the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).  Succès has been a Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris; a contributor to major reports like the 2013-2015 African Competitiveness Report; and, the French Presidential Report on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms for Paris COP21. He is the lead author of The Rainbow Heirs of Madiba, a compilation by 27 young leaders published in 2016 to promote Nelson Mandela's legacy and seeking a peaceful and tolerant World.

Masra is a former Senior Advisor to the President of the African Business Club; cofounded the African Week of Sciences Po Paris; a mentor of many Chadian Mandela Washington Fellows; and a mentor of Young Blind Chadians of the Center for Young Blind People. He is a recipient of the Best Leadership Initiative of the Paris 2016 Global Leadership Programme, Winner of the Eloquence Contest of University (Yaounde, Cameroon), Former UNICEF Peace Ambassador for Secondary Schools (CCL, Sarh, Chad) and Former Editor in Chief of the University Newspaper ( UCAC, Cameroon).

Qualifications


Master of Finance & Accounting from The Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaounde, Cameroon)
Master of Management from The Catholic University of France
Master of Strategy at Sciences Po, Paris
PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics at the Sorbonne

Programs


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Peter Wilson
14 March 2017

The African Leadership Institute has a strong cohort of candidates for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  Amongst nearly 300 nominees from over 30 African countries, 26 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Spanning various industries, representing eleven African countries and ranging from 29 to 39 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.  The biographies of the 2017 candidates follows:

Norman Smit
02 March 2017

The United Nations has called attention to the wave of attacks in South Africa targeting foreigners living in the country. The attacks in South Africa have spawned calls for retaliation on South African businesses and nationals in Nigeria. The UN news site, the UN Dispatch, reports that youth groups have been the major drivers in this violence, and it goes on to quote an open letter by Ugandan youth leader and Tutu Fellow Victor Ochen. In his open letter, Ochen says that while the youth have been at the center of the attacks, they can also be part of the solution. He called on youth leaders in Africa to embrace non-violence. 

Peter Wilson
10 February 2017

There were 283 nominations of Africa’s finest young leaders from over 30 countries for the 2017 Tutu Leadership Fellowship, which starts on 22nd April. Applications closed on 15th January 2017.  Since then, a selection panel of past Fellows and AFLI Board Members have been working tirelessly to draw up a short list of candidates for final evaluation by the selection panel. The short list of 52 candidates was finalised on 7th February, and the plan is for the final selection of the 2017 Tutu Fellows to be agreed upon by the AFLI Board at the end of February. Only 17 candidates are finally selected.

Norman Smit
07 February 2017

The Bertha Centre, which is run by 2013 Tutu Fellow Dr. Francois Bonnici, has been profiled as one of the top five university-based social impact centres in the world.  The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the University of Cape Town and is part of the Graduate School of Business.  The nonprofit organisation the Bridgespan Group published the report which was done by the Skoll Foundation


A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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