Souleymane OUMTANAGA is an official from RITER – the Ivorian NREN and a Board Member of WACREN. He has lectured in several universties in Cote d’Ivoire. These include the INPHB Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët  (INPHB) where he became the Head of the Computer Science section of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department from 2002- 2005.

He was also the Head of LARIT (Research Laboratory in Computer Science and Telecommunications since 2007, Head of CFTIC (Training Centre for Information and Communication Technologies) as well as the Head of LABTIC ABIDJAN, a project funded by the International Organisation of the Francophonie.

From 2006 to 2013, he was the Director in charge of capacity building at the African Top Level Domain (AFTLD); he later became the Vice President of the same organisation.

Prof. Outanaga is an AFNIC Board member and the President of the International College of AFNIC. He is also a Member of the Scientific Council of FONTSI (Fund for Science, Technology, and Innovation)

He played an instrumental role in the création of the Ivory Coast Internet domain, as well as in the creation of the first exchange point of Cote d’Ivoire.

Prof. Oumtanaga studied Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Computer Science at the Paul Sabatier University Toulouse France; DEA Informatique at the INPT (Institut Nationale Polytechnique Toulouse). He laso has Engineering degree (Computer Science) from ENSEEIHT (École Nationale Supérieure Telecommunications), Toulouse, France.

Prof. Oumtanaga has 18 scientific publications in international and indexed journals and four (4) edited papers to his name.