Mac, left his native Senegal at age 18 as a stowaway on a ship. Upon his arrival he experienced spending three (3) nights in a homeless shelter. His first job was to peddle African art in the streets of Las Palmas (a Spanish Island).
After several menial jobs in France, he obtained his high school diploma (French Baccalaureat) with honors by studying on his own. He later emigrated to the USA where, through hard work – including working as a bus boy in a DC go-go club – he attended some of the best universities the US has to offer.
Mac, also known as the “Business Consultant’s Consultant,” is the CEO and Chief Consulting Officer of Business Consulting Masters.
He has more than 33 years of experience in transnational investments (debt and equity), corporate finance and restructuring, strategic analysis, syndication, and joint-ventures.
During his 27-year tenure at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of the World Bank – Mac consulted , supervised and advised on projects located worldwide and in various sectors such as mining, telecoms, agribusiness, fisheries, aquaculture. His last position at the IFC was Associate Director in charge of a world-wide portfolio of 105 projects totaling $1.5 Billion, with Argentina, Brazil, China, India and Ukraine holding the lion’s share.
He has visited, conducted workshops, participated in seminars and delivered speeches and talks in 67 countries located in 4 continents (Africa, America, Asia, and Europe).
Mac is also the owner of a real estate company (www.imacrealty.com), which invests in single families residences and apartments buildings nationwide.
Mac has co-authored one book (“Successnomics”) with Steve Forbes and other experts and a second book (“Transform”) with Brian Tracy and other experts.
He speaks fluent French, English and Spanish, has a working knowledge of Portuguese, and is presently studying Arabic and Chinese
Mac has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1993, holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance and Multinational Enterprise from The Wharton School (1979), a Master in Business Administration (M.B.A) and a Master in Arts (M.A.) in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University (1986). He also attended The Harvard Business School Executive Development Program (1998).