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Chartered Accountant from France (8 years Program after High School), and recently admitted in the Harvard Kennedy School MPA Program, Kader KANEYE is a Management Consultant who can be defined as a genuine change leader “who champions change, knows how to make it happen, and loves every second of the process”. He is currently Regional Executive Partner of HLB KMC West Africa (covering 8 French-Speaking West African countries), Managing Partner of KMC Niger (ranked among the Top 3 Audit & Consulting Firm in the country) and Vice President of the Professional Chartered Accountants Board – ONECCA Niger.
After being appointed CEO of KMC Niger in 2010 (25 years old back then), in a midst of crisis, KAD engaged in major operational changes in the firm, which consisted of restructuring and developing the whole activity, creating 3 new lines of services (Accounting, Tax & Law, Executive Training), attracting new clients (from 40 in 2010 to 200+ in 2014), and federating a powerful team of high qualified consultants (from 7 in 2010 to 40+ in 2014).
Having a thorough experience with Donors and international & national NGOs (World Bank, European Union, Swiss Cooperation Offices, GIZ, World Vision...), in several countries such as France, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Nigeria and Haiti, KAD demonstrates a strong commitment in helping local communities trough empowering organizations that assist them, and fighting against corruption trough audit work.
KAD also consistently acts to leverage talents in his own team and those of his clients, by extensive training, strong recognition, and dynamic remuneration, as part of his commitment to national education, and country development as a whole. Even though he is defined by his team as a tough boss, constantly asking questions, pushing people hard, and just never settling, KAD has helped several KMC alumni hit the best of their potential and becoming very successful professionals in their organizations through his coaching and stewardship.
In June 2014, Kad has been selected as part of President Obama’s 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (https://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/). Out of 50 000 applicants in Africa, 1%, 500 people have been selected to participate this 2 months flagship program designed to support Young African Leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Kad successfully went through a 6 week academic and leadership institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, and a summit in Washington D.C. with President Barack Obama, State Secretary John Kerry, and first lady Michele Obama among others;
In September 2014, Kad has been awarded by the “International Accounting Bulletin – IAB” as the “Young Accountant of the Year”. This prize rewards professionals less than 35 years old who have qualified in the past ten years and made a significant difference to their firm, with evidence of entrepreneurial flair, technical excellence and leadership potential.
Finally, KAD is married and father of two children, enjoys reading, travelling, jogging, is passionate about gadgets and Hi-Tech, and is fan of Caliph Umar and Steve Jobs, who tremendously inspired his management style.