SOLEKTRA INT is run by its founding members, Samba Bathily, Akon and Thione Niang. The international and complementary experience of the management team is key to help drive development in Africa by providing the population with access to affordable solar-powered electricity and clean water.

“We are the children of Africa. It is our duty to devise and implement solutions”.

Thione Niang
Co-Founder, Associate Director of Solektra INT

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Samba Bathily

Co-founder

Chief executive officer

CEO of ADS Global Corporation S.A, Samba Bathily, is an important actor in the Malian economy and has played an important role over the past 20 years in developing a strong private sector in Africa…

Akon

Akon

Co-founder

Chairman of the board

Akon is an American-Senegalese RnB singer and producer. Brought up in a family of musicians, he spent his early childhood in Senegal before leaving at the age of seven to live in the USA in Union City, New Jersey…

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Thione Niang

Co-founder

Associate director

Thione Niang is a politician, speaker and consultant. Born into a family of 28 children in Senegal, Thione arrived in the US in 2000, speaking no English and with $20 in his pocket…