Nfamara Balde is a public administration and policy consultant with 17 years of experience. He started his career at Ernst & Young Conakry (Guinea) where he soon reach the position of audit manager for the mining sector. He later took on advisory tasks as an independent consultant for outsourcing companies and SME in the same sector. In 2010 he was appointed secretary general at the Ministry of State Reform, Labor and Civil Service in Guinea. He conducted, alongside the Ministry of Finance, major reform programs in Guinea's civil service and government bodies that led to the Completion Point of the IMF Debt Cancellation Program. After his departure from the ministry in 2014, he consulted for governments and agencies in Africa, Europe and Asia. Nfamara Balde holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration from Salem State University, an Executive Master in Public Management from Sciences-Po Paris. He’s currently a Mason Fellow and a candidate for the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.