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

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Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

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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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