Country: Mali
Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Capital investment
Associed fund: Zira Capital
Entrepreneur: Gaoussou Marico
In portfolio since: 2024

Gama Conseil is a training center from pre-school to university in Mali.  It includes 12 establishments, including 3 universities (under the brand ESCAE), 3 high schools, 3 technical and vocational training schools and 3 basic schools.  Gama Conseils establishments have served more than 2,800 pupils and learners in the towns of Bamako, Dioïla, Ségou and Sikasso.

The entrepreneur

Gama Conseils was founded by Gaoussou Marico, a chartered accountant with a doctorate in economics. With over 25 years' professional experience in the banking sector and higher education in Mali, he worked as Administrative and Financial Director and Deputy General Manager of Banque Atlantique Mali before joining Compagnie Financière d'Afrique (COFINA) as Deputy General Manager in 2016.

In January 2023, he decided to devote himself fully to his company Gama Conseils, which he founded in 2014.

Partnership with Zira Capital

Gama Conseil is supported by Zira Capital through a capital investment whose objectives are to :

  • Support the modernization of equipment at vocational training schools, upgrade training offerings at universities and contribute to the expansion of the university network nationwide.
  • Strengthen the accounting and financial function
  • Establish a governance policy
  • Strengthen the system for monitoring students and learners

Expected impacts

  • Consolidation de 70 emplois permanents et de 263 emplois non permanents
  • Contribution à l'employabilité des jeunes et femmes
  • Formalisation de la gouvernance