Reconnecting People of African descent to Motherland Africa through Culture and Religion (Al Islam).
Bachirou Seck AKA Bashir Laye is an UCAD (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar) graduate with a B.A in English with a concentration on American Civilization and Literature. He worked for almost ten years at ChildFund Senegal as sponsor relations supervisor, inhouse translator/interpreter, and local fundraising officer. Currently, Bashir is the CEO of CPM24, a pioneering West African public-private partnership firm based in Dakar, Senegal. Recently, he has been appointed Chief Advisor to the Office of Special Envoy of the Republic of Sierra Leone Ambassador Waleed Shamsid-Deen and represents the interest of many Muslim and African-American businesses. His cultural competence and connections at the highest level of West African governments and with business, social and religious leaders have enabled Bashir to actively engage in bridging the gap between Africans on the continent and people of African descent especially those in the USA over the last twenty-five years. His actions embrace sectors including foreign direct investment, culture, education, knowledge and technology transfer, tourism etc.
Bashir’s vision to is to inform policies and urge decision makers to give articles of power to credible and most outstanding people among people of African descent especially African-Americans so that they will have authority to work with and within American government and beyond. As an international adviser, Bashir has facilitated and hosted recently high-level delegations from organizations like NMBC (National Muslim Business Council), The Collective, NABAA, Supreme Foundation etc.
He is also very active in the interfaith dialogue and work as an advisor to many religious leaders in West Africa (Senegal, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire etc.). Over the last ten years he facilitated conferences hosted by the Layene Community (Dakar, Senegal) in partnership with the US Embassy of Dakar, as part their Ramadan guest speaker program. Prominent leaders from the USA hosted the program including Dr Souad Ali (Head of the Islamic Studies at Arizona State University), Dr. Rami Nashashibi (CEO IMAN - Inter-City Muslim Action Network, Chicago), and Dr. Alex Zito, Navati Group Africa Program Deputy Manager.