Omar Arouna

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the US, Mexico and the OAS

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the US, Mexico and the OAS. Technologist, Diplomat and International Relations Expert – Strategic Lobbying and Government relation, fostering Africa Business Development, promoting US private sector participation in Africa. Expertise in Information Technology Management to support business process. Leadership joining US Corporations with African Nations. Ambassador Arouna is Managing Partner at USAFCG, Founder and CEO of Global Specialty (GSL), Past Immediate Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the United States of America, and Benin’s representative to Mexico and the Organization of American States.

He is a recognized expert on private sector investment in Africa, government relations, and U.S. Africa relations. Ambassador Arouna coordinated his country’s engagement with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the International Financial Corporation in Washington, D.C. He engaged with U.S. development agencies (USAID, MCC, EXIMBANK, OPIC, USTR, USTDA, Power Africa) to further the economic development of Benin. During his tenure, Ambassador Arouna secured a $407,000,000 Millennium Challenge Corporation grant for the country, the second such grant to the country. In addition, he organized several successful trade missions to Benin to introduce and facilitate greater direct foreign investment.