Thiaba Camara Sy

Thiaba Camara Sy

Senegal

Board Chair of WIC CAPITAL

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Thiaba Camara SY is an Audit and Finance Independent expert who actively supports women entrepreneurship in Africa.

Thiaba has an experience of 34 years spanning the areas of auditing, accounting, management consulting and finance.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Founder and former Managing partner of DELOITTE Senegal and has sat for 9 years at the board of Deloitte Afrique, the holding company for all Deloitte network member firms in French-speaking Africa.

During her tenure with the Deloitte network, Thiaba has served several public institutions and private companies in virtually every sector of the West African economy; which has allowed her, over time, to develop a strong international professional network.

In 2017, she decided to focus her career on private equity and currently chairs the board of WIC CAPITAL, a venture capital fund of which she is a founding member.

The Women’s Investment Club (WIC) Senegal is committed to taking action that will change the economic landscape of women in Africa. WIC’s vision is to give women privileged access to modern financial instruments for inclusive economic development through:

 

•Innovative financial vehicles for women

•Promotion of women’s leadership and entrepreneurship

•Positioning women as economic actors rather than spectators

•Creating conditions for women’s inclusive economic emergence

 

Thiaba is also a founding member and the General Secretary of the Senegalese Investors Club (CIS) and a non-executive director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), a leading pan-African financial group headquartered in Nigeria.

She is very active in voluntary service to not-for-profit organizations geared towards the defense of women’s and children’s rights.

Thiaba is a board member and the audit committee chair of TOSTAN, an American humanitarian NGO, active in six West-African countries with a mission to empower communities through women’s leadership skills development, health programmes and encouragement to abandon child marriage.