Mouhamet Diop is the CEO of NEXT SA, an innovative consulting company in Senegal (West Africa).
Prior to joining NEXT SA, he worked for SONATEL (the Senegalese National Telecom Company) from 1993 to 2001. He served as the Data Network Manager and built the biggest IP-Based network in West Africa.
Mouhamet Diop holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Chemistry from University Cheikh Anta Diop, and a Ph. D. Certificate in Computer Science "Parallelism and distributed Systems" from University of Rennes (IFSIC). He also holds an MBA in Finance from ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) at Cergy in France in 1993. He graduated from ENST de Bretagne in Telecommunications Engineering: "Computer Science and Networking" France, and holds a telecom engineering degree from ESMT Dakar obtained with highest honours in 1990.
Mouhamet Diop is the Permanent Secretary of ISOC Senegal Chapter and Telecom Society. He is also an ITU, UNIDO expert for the development of Telecommunications and ICTs in developing countries.
He is involved in the Afrinic process to set up a new emerging RIR and in the IDN committee.
He was selected for the ICANN Board by the Addressing Support Organization. His term ended in 2006, six months after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2005.