Thierno works with Schuman Associates on EU funding and policy in Africa.
Thierno has over 13 years’ experience in development issues and public affairs including 8 years’ lobbying experience in Brussels (EU funding and policy in Africa).
From 2004 to 2007, Thierno was managing director of PlaNet Finance in Senegal, an international microfinance group. He also worked in financial services for Eurostockcity in Paris, and for Archon France (Goldman Sachs).
Thierno is President of RAES, an NGO based in Dakar and working in 8 African countries using the media, the web and mobile phones to provide exchanges that strengthen health, education and good citizenship in Africa.
Thierno is a graduate in International Relations at the Sorbonne University, Paris, and in Political Science and International Law at Pantheon-Assas University, Paris. Thierno also studied at the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA, 2001-2003) and studied diplomacy in the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris. Thierno speaks French, English, and Wolof.