Download PowerPoint file: Senegal: Opportunities and Risk for Western Business in West Africa

These audio and slides are from the basis of ‘Senegal: Opportunities and Risk for Western Business in West Africa’ a 50 minutes long briefing by William Linder on 18 October 2019.

Some of the areas the presentation addressed, were:

  • Oil & Gas sector
  • Energy sector – reform and opportunity
  • Governance, stability, and security
  • China and other influences
  • Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and the wider region


William Linder is based in Dakar where he heads the 14 North Strategies niche commercial intelligence and strategy advisory firm. William — a retired senior CIA operations officer and three time Chief of Station — served in Africa, Europe, and South Asia, including assignments in Senegal and Mali. Prior to joining CIA he served as an officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces and worked extensively in Mali in the late 1990’s. He is a 1992 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.