The Tasiast gold mine has been operated since 2010 by Kinross Gold Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tasiast Mauritanie Limited S.A. (TMLSA). Located in the middle of large desert expanses, 300 kilometers northeast of Nouakchott in the Inchiri region, Tasiast is an open-pit mine. The gold contained in the ore mined from the pits is recovered through a processing plant and heap leach facilities. Tasiast's proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 6330 million ounces of gold


Moov Mauritel works in collaboration with the Mauritanian State and the Strategic Partner to constantly modernize and increase the capacity of telecommunications infrastructure in Mauritania and significant progress has been made in this area, which makes Moov Mauritel the leader of telecommunications in our country and places it at the forefront in terms of offers, coverage and technological and commercial innovation.


BP established its presence in Mauritania and Senegal in 2017, following the discovery of a gas field which straddles the maritime border of the two countries. Since entering in Mauritania and Senegal, bp partnered with Kosmos Energy, Mauritanian Company for Hydrocarbons  (SMH) and Oil Company of Senegal (PETROSEN) on the development of the multi-phase Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project.

Total Energies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy energy production and supply company: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Present in more than 130 countries, we place sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of our projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of populations.

The Central Bank of Mauritania

The Central Bank of Mauritania created by Law No. 73-118 of May 30, 1973 amended by Laws 74-118 of June 8, 1974 and 75-332 of December 26, 1975, is a legal person whose organization, management, the control, powers, objectives, instruments and operations are determined by Law No. 034/2018/PR/ on the statutes of the Central Bank of Mauritania.


Arise Mauritania is the developer of a container terminal at the Port of Nouakchott in a public private partnership with the Republic of Mauritania. Arise develops and operates modern ports that function as a multifunctional hub in every country we work. The infrastructure is interconnected with national industrial centers, thereby greatly enhancing the import-export capacity of our African partners.

Our Team

Aïssata Lam

Director General
Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Ms. Lam is the Director General of the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM), the Governmental entity in charge of National and Foreign Direct Investments, as well as the investment climate of the country. Through the Agency, Ms. Lam promotes and implements the vision of Mauritania, led by H.E President Mohamed Cheikh Ould Ghazouani, for a sustainable and more inclusive development driven by stronger productive sectors. Ms. Lam is passionate about youth and women economic empowerment matters on the continent, pertaining to access to finance for start-ups & SMES and enabling the ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder of the Youth Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, an organization created with the mission to bridge the gap for young Mauritanian Professionals and Entrepreneurs, mainly through the i-Lab, an Innovation Lab and Venture Fund - launched in partnership with the National Bank of Mauritania. She sits on the monitoring committee of the Covid-19 fund established in 2020 by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani. Ms Lam is also a member of the advisory councils of the G7 Gender Equality Council led by French President Emmanuel Macron and the Middle East Institute. Ms Lam is a graduate of HEC Montreal and Harvard University, in Finance and International Business. Ms. Lam was listed on BBC 100 most influential women in the World in 2019 and was awarded the Mauritanian “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” medal.

Mohamed Habiboullah MOHAMED AHMED

Deputy Director General
Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Mr. Mohamed Habiboullah Mohamed Ahmed is an experienced specialist with a solid background in economics and management. He is currently Deputy Director General of the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania, where he applies his rich and varied experience acquired in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Habiboullah holds a Master's degree in Audit and Management Control, as well as a Master's degree in Economic Planning. Constantly striving to improve his skills, he has taken various training courses and obtained certificates in financial analysis and strategic marketing, giving him multi-dimensional expertise. His career path includes senior positions in the public sector, where he played a key role in promoting the country's investment and economic development. He began his career in the agricultural sector, holding senior positions in the Ministry of Rural Development. He later occupied key positions in the Ministry of the Economy, including Director General for the Promotion of the Private Sector, Chargé de Mission and Advisor to the Minister's Cabinet, where he applied his skills to the service of government policy in this field. In addition, Mr. Habiboullah has considerable experience in the private sector. He has worked successfully in various sectors, including telecommunications, engineering and consulting. This experience has given him an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the private sector, strengthening his ability to encourage concerted action and public-private partnership.

Moustapha Maouloud

Moustapha Maouloud

Technical Advisor in charge of Business Climate

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Mr. Moustapha Maouloud is the Technical Advisor in charge of Business Climate at the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM), the government entity in charge of direct national and foreign investment, as well as the country's investment climate. He directs and coordinates the work of the Single Window teams, which is the operational structure within APIM in charge of applying the terms of the Investment Code to facilitate and simplify the legal procedures for setting up businesses, and responding rapidly to the various requests from investors, with a view to obtaining the benefits of the Investment Code in terms of implementing private investment projects. Mr. Maouloud is passionate about reform and modernization of public administration, a subject on which he has been working for over a decade. He is a member of the government group in charge of piloting reforms regarding procedures and support for entrepreneurs. He is also a contributor to World Bank Group (WBG) projects on the business and investment climate. As such, he has received several expressions of appreciation from the WBG for this collaboration.

Mohamed Mahmoud Lehbib

Technical Advisor in charge of Management Control

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Mohamed Mahmoud Lehbib holds a Master's degree from the École Supérieure de la Banque in Paris, with 23 years of experience in the fields of finance and economics. He has held key positions such as General Director, Deputy General Director, and Advisor to the CEO within several major banking institutions. An expert in implementing financial and operational strategies, he has successfully led numerous growth and development initiatives. With his project management skills, he effectively plans, executes, and controls projects, while his market trend analysis skills enable him to identify growth opportunities. Endowed with strong communication and leadership abilities, he efficiently coordinates cross-functional teams and contributes to problem-solving and risk management in projects.

Fatimetou Bellamech

Director of the Single Window for Entreprises
Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Ms. Bellamech joined APIM after serving as Director of Business Support at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Mauritania. Versatile, she holds a dual professional Master's degree in Information Systems and Networks (University of Tours - France) and Project Management (Gaston Berger University - Senegal) and has undergone several training courses in computer programming, Business Support Services Engineering, entrepreneurial coaching, economic intelligence, Public-Private Partnerships, and Industrial Property. With 14 years of experience in implementing digital solutions, private sector development, SME support services, private sector development strategies, business climate improvement reforms, and designing and implementing private sector development programs. She has been a member of several multisectoral steering committees and a jury member for several national entrepreneurship and innovation competitions and has actively participated in the implementation process of the African Trade Observatory-ATO. She also has strong experience in developing strategic documents and frameworks and translating them into action plans. Ms. Bellamech is passionate about digital topics, female and youth entrepreneurship, business formalization, investment promotion, and innovation.


Director of Project Targeting and Implementation

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Mr. Atigh Soueidatt is Director of Project Targeting and Implementation at the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania. He holds professional masters degrees in entrepreneurship, accounting, auditing and management control from the Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion in Sfax, as well as from ISAAS UIT in Tunisia. He also obtained a research master's degree in financial risk management from the Université de Cergy Pontoise in France. With over 14 years of experience, he has worked in various fields such as auditing, statutory auditing, accounting and tax assistance, as well as administrative and financial management. He stands out for his training and coaching skills in the fields of management, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, project management and business creation. ATIGH Soueidatt is also a member of the the National Association of Mauritanian Chartered Accountants.

Habib Touré

Mohamed El Habib Touré

Director of Investment Analysis and Monitoring
Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Holder of a Master's degree in Audit and Management Control from ISEG Bordeaux, Mohamed El Habib Touré spent 5 years in the energy sector in France as Head of Cash Flow Analysis and Collection before returning to Mauritania in 2014. He worked for 8 years in the banking sector, progressively holding positions such as Director of General Ressources, Director of Human Resources, Director of Organization, and Director of Sales. Drawing on his extensive experience, particularly in project analysis and financing, he joined APIM in 2022 as the Director of Investment Analysis and Monitoring.

Mohamed salem AHMED SALEH

Director of Communications and ICT

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Mohamed Salem AHMED SALEH is Director of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies at APIM. With a multi-disciplinary background combining computer science and law, he holds a Master's degree in Business Intelligence from the University of Lorraine, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Private Law from the University of Nouakchott. With ten years' professional experience in the private sector, he has developed a diversified expertise encompassing the fields of telecommunications, business intelligence, finance and marketing. In addition, he has shared his knowledge as a lecturer at the École Supérieure Polytechnique de Nouakchott and the Institut Universitaire Professionnel de l'Université de Nouakchott. Mohamed Salem AHMED SALEH stands out for his commitment to innovation, digitalization and support for education.

Moulaye El Mehdi

Communication Advisor

Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
Moulaye El Mehdi is a communication professional with diverse experience in the field. He excels in creating effective and impactful communication strategies.

Currently serving as Communication Advisor at the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM), Moulaye stands out for his ability to adapt to new challenges and perform day after day.

Holder of a Master's degree in Communication and Media Studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management, Moulaye combines a solid academic background with practical experience. His interest in news regarding the latest technological advancements enables him to deliver quality work and adapt to an ever-evolving environment.