Papa Moda Loum is a banking professional and entrepreneur currently working as an associate at Citibank. He collaborates across project finance and risk management to structure and arrange funding for infrastructure projects aimed at supporting inclusive growth and providing basic needs such as renewable energy, roads and electricity. He has a wealth of academic and professional experience in various countries including Nigeria, the United States and Senegal. After attending a two-week leadership bootcamp in 2013 organized by the LeaderShape Institute©, he co-founded SeneBright Initiative, a leadership development programme to mobilize, inspire and prepare Senegalese youth as agents of change and growth in their communities. He is currently working on an educational app to make the learning experience fun, interactive and personalized. He is an avid reader and a basketball enthusiast. Papa holds a Bachelor of Economics from Colby College, United States, and an International Baccalaureate diploma from the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. While studying in the United States, he participated in initiatives to promote civic engagement and constructive dialogue on crucial social issues such as income inequality, gentrification, and institutionalized racism.