2011 Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest - Malo Traders - Mohamed Ali Niang, Salif Romano Niang
Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab
Mohamed Ali Niang
Mohamed Ali Niang is currently a senior at Temple University and expects to graduate in May 2011 with a BBA in International Business/Entrepreneurship and minors in Economics and Corporate Sustainability. He was part of the winning team at the 2010 Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) International Case Competition. In addition, he received the 2010 Sol Tutelman Memorial Prize from Temple University, an award given to a student achieving the highest standards in the field of entrepreneurship. He has interned at a variety of organizations dedicated to social change and poverty alleviation including, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Niger, the Women's Opportunity Resource Center in Philadelphia, and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). During these internships, Mohamed Ali developed valuable experiences and insights into the agriculture and nutritional sector, micro finance, and project management.
Salif Romano Niang
Salif Romano Niang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. He holds bachelors degrees in political science and French Language and Literature from Purdue as well. In May 2010, he received a Purdue Research Foundation grant to fund his dissertation on the effects of large youth cohorts on democratization, development, and conflict. Over the past four years he taught undergraduate courses in international politics, international political economy, and international law at Purdue and has also taught Model United Nations and Advanced Geography at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. In the summer of 2010, he was an intern for the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) and co-authored a report on the feasibility of Ultra Rice® with Mohamed Ali.