Offices: Ivory Coast
Youssef is the founder of the Think Tank AllSightsAfrica and co-founder of EDPU Africa, the first of its kind AI-enabled early detection and preventive health screening platform in Africa. He is a Senior Fellow and leader of the Africa-Europe Strategic Task Force on Digital at Friend of Europe / Africa-Europe Foundation and the former Vice President for Sciences and Innovation at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) global network as well the President of AIMS Senegal. As a senior executive, Youssef has 20+ years of experience working both at a strategic and operational level, in science, innovation, public policy design, including innovative products policies, in the USA, Europe and in Africa. Throughout his career he has worked closely with universities, research institutions, the private sector, regional organizations as well as national and international NGO’s. His core expertise lies in semiconductor and ICT technologies, healthcare technologies, climate economy and green energy transition (carbon capture and utilization). He has authored and co-authored 100+ publications in scientific and policy research, and published continental visions, research agendas and white papers. He is co-founder of the Scientific African Journal (2020 Prose Award Winner for the Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine). Youssef holds a PhD in Materials Science doubled with an MBA with a proven leadership and experience in bringing advanced technologies and innovation in an economically sustainable manner from laboratory to market.