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Chief Operations Officer of WiP

Independent consultant in Computer Sciences

Founding Partner of Woyla Invest Partners (WiP), Aliou ABDOULAYE, computer engineer, is working in technical and functional integration of business requirements (Telcom) and counselling in different strategic choices in IT systems for telcom operators in France, Africa and Middle-East.
Aliou ABDOULAYE, engineer from INSA Lyon (France), worked over 12 years in IT services (Capgemini, Octo Technology) for the account of operators including Bouygues Telecom, Avantel, Orange and its subsidiaries. He currently works on his own as an independent consultant in computer sciences.
He speaks fluently French and English. Aliou ABDOULAYE is the current Chief Operations Officer of WiP after being Chief Executive of WiP from June 2012 to June 2014 and General Secretary since its inception in 2008. He is also involved in the study of WiP’s projects.

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Shareholding and governance

The governance and diversified shareholding of WiP comprise confirmed officers with sound professional experiences acquired in various areas, among whom companies’ managers, independent chemists, private enterprises’ officers and international civil servants and lawyers.

Woyla Invest Partners (WiP) in brief

WiP is an investment company established in 2008 by a group of 12 (Twelve) African partners based in Europe (France, England and Belgium) and in other countries (Saudi Arabia, Cameroon and Central African Republic) in order to promote profitable and sustainable investments with social impact.



Cameroon, located in Central Africa region, has an important potential of agricultural development considering the available arable lands and favourable geo-climate conditions.

10th world palm-oil producer and 3rd African producer after Nigeria (940,000 tons) and Côte d'Ivoire (417,000 tons), Cameroon has produced 235,000 metric tons of palm-oil in 2014, while the national demand exceeds 340,000 tons according to the latest figures released by the ministry of agriculture, Cameroon. As a result, the country's production deficit amounts to 100,000 tons, giving opportunity for palm-oil development.
It is to be noted that Palm-oil production to an industrial scale constitutes a strategic thrust of the development agenda of the Government of Cameroon.