SUNU Participations Holding SA is administered by a Board of Directors composed of four (04) members appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders.


Missions and attributions

The Board of Directors determines the orientations of the company's activity and oversees their implementation. In particular, it exercises the following powers

  • Appointment of the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officers
  • Closing of the annual financial statements
  • The convening of shareholders' meetings
  • Authorization of "regulated" agreements.


Certain significant transactions or matters are also subject to the prior authorization of the Board of Directors (disposals or acquisitions, significant financing transactions or transactions outside the strategy announced by the company, etc.).



The members of the Board of Directors of SUNU Participations Holding S.A. are:

  • Mr. Papa Pathé DIONE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Founder of the SUNU Group
  • Mr. Papa-Demba DIALLO, Director
  • Mr. Federico ROMAN, Director
  • Mr. Alexandre Atté AHUI, Director
  • Mr. Christian de BOISSIEU, Independent Director

The General Management of SUNU Participations Holding SA consists of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and two Executive Vice Presidents.


The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is vested with the broadest powers to act in all circumstances on behalf of the company. He exercises his powers within the limits of the corporate purpose and subject to what the law expressly assigns to shareholders' meetings and the Board of Directors. He represents the company in its relations with third parties.


The Chief Operating Officers

Their mission is to assist the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in the performance of his duties. The Board determines the scope and duration of the powers granted to the Chief Operating Officers.


The Executive Committee

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has decided to rely on a Management Committee to assist him in steering the operational management of the Group. This Committee has four members.



Chairman and CEO
Founder of SUNU Group


Mr. Pathé DIONE, founder of SUNU Group, was a Mathematics professor before joining the insurance company Mutuelles du Mans in 1972. After completing his PhD in Economics at Sorbonne University and a transition through Paris Insurance School (école des Assurances de Paris), he was hired by CIGNA Corporation that he represented in Côte d’Ivoire as the Head of its subsidiary COLINA. In 1984, he became Director for Africa at UAP (Union des Assurances de Paris) until UAP was taken over by AXA in 1997. In 1998, he decided to create, together with former colleagues, SUNU, a pan-African group that serves the continent.


1941: Born in Dakar, Senegal
1966 - 1972: Professor of Mathematics
1972 - 1979: Mutuelles du Mans
1979 - 1980: CIGNA Corporation
1980 - 1984: PhD in Economics, Sorbonne University
1984 - 1998: Director for Africa at UAP
1998: Creation of SUNU Group


Deputy Managing Director
Head of International Development,
Strategy, Sales and Communication


Deputy Managing Director
Head of Accounting, Finance,
Administration and Legal Affairs.


Director, Area outside CIMA