Seyni Malan FATI is a Senior Policy Manager on the Sub-Saharan Africa Policy Team. He took over this position in September 2019, bringing with him over 14-year rich ICT Regulation experience. Seyni is based in Dakar and responsible for GSMA’s advocacy programs and supporting members in policy and regulatory matters in West Africa.
Before joining GSMA Seyni was the Head of Projects at the Smart Africa Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda. He was mainly leading the implementation of One Africa Network project and the Free Roaming initiatives between Smart Africa members countries.
Before joining Smart Africa, Seyni was the Director of Economics and Telecom Markets at the Regulatory Authority of Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP) of Senegal, from 2015 to end of 2017. He has led and participated in several projects and studies such as the development of the strategy of the Universal Telecommunication Service of Senegal, the audit of the costs of licensed operators, the implementation of unbundling the local loop, the approval of interconnection catalogs of the powerful designated operators, the implementation of number portability, the operators QoS measurement campaigns and the identification of subscribers in Senegal. In 2017, Seyni was one of the focal point for the West Africa Free Roaming One Area implementation
He has been actively involved since 2005 in ITU-RGS3-AFR and is currently Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 12 about QoS. He is also Chairman of the African regional group of the Study Group 12.
Mr. FATI is passionate about sports, especially football, a fan of PSG and Arsenal. Seyni is a member of LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL at the DAKAR BAOBAB club level in Senegal and holds the position of Vice-President for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.