Landry SigneLandry Signé PhD



Occupational Information

Occupation: Academic/Author/Entrepreneur

Occupational Position: Founder and chief executive officer of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity.

Professional History

Landry is also a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, co-chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Research and Creative Activity and professor of political science at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), lecturer in emerging African markets at Stanford Continuing Studies, and special adviser to global leaders on African affairs and development issues. His work particularly focuses on the transformation of African economies, governance, political processes, development, policy implementation, and management of natural resources. He has authored or co-authored more than 27 manuscripts (books, book chapters, articles, and ongoing working papers), 27 high-level strategic notes and policy briefs to global leaders, 50 conference and guest presentations.

Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity is an initiative that engages civil society, academic, political, business, media and international actors sharing a passion for Africa to join efforts in fostering Africa’s development and shaping a stronger future for the continent.

Prof Signé has won more than 38 prestigious international awards, fellowships, and recognitions from four continents bestowed by Heads of State, Governors, Chancellors, Governments, Media, Universities, and NGOs; His work has appeared in prestigious platforms, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Harvard International Review; In 2015 he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum


Bachelor of Science in Political Science  from Jean Moulin Lyon III University
Master's in Political Science from Jean Moulin Lyon III University
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Montreal
Stanford University Postdoctoral Studies in Political Science
Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow