Boubakar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since he took office, he has led the growth of WACREN to its current stature. He is in charge of the effective and efficient management of the organisation, as mandated by the Board.

He was instrumental to the establishment of national research and education networks in Africa and a key player in the conduct of the feasibility study of the EU-funded AfricaConnect project.

From 1997 to 2020, Boubakar was Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Network Information Centre of Senegal that manages the country-code top-level domain .SN. He was Director of the Computer Centre of the premier university of Senegal (Cheikh Anta Diop University) from 1998 to 2006, where he also lectured Computer Networks and Electronics.  As Director of the Computer Centre, Boubakar established the first Cisco Regional Academy in Francophone West and Central Africa in 2004, serving 13 local Cisco academies throughout Senegal.

In 2006, he joined the Association of African Universities (AAU), based in Accra, as the Coordinator of the Research and Education Networking Unit (RENU). During his seven years at AAU, Boubakar facilitated the establishment of research and education networks in Africa, particularly in West and Central Africa.

He holds a master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and PhD in Nuclear Electronics, all obtained at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany.