Brian Herlihy

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Mr. Herlihy has extensive experience in mega-infrastructure projects in Africa spanning a number of disciplines including power generation, chemical processing plants, ports and telecommunications.

Mr. Herlihy has worked in Africa for eleven years before founding the SEACOM project in 2006. Mr. Herlihy has experience in project development, financing and governmental liaison supported by a strong understanding of African economics.

An American citizen, his career began in the UK in 1994 in the health waste sector before joining the Bank of America as a Marketing Analyst in 1997. From 1999 to 2003, he worked on the Africa ONE project where he gained valuable African experience. In 2003 he was appointed Vice President of Development at Global Alumina, a large alumina refinery project in the Republic of Guinea before leaving to initiate SEACOM. As president, he is responsible for overseeing the full funding and implementation of the $600 million fibre optic undersea cable project.

He holds a MSc (Development Studies – African Economics) and BA (Economics and Philosophy) from the London School of Economics and Boston College respectively.

 
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