Dr. Gadio is President of the Pan-African Institute for Strategies, Peace-Security-Governance. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Senegal since 2017 and became Vice President in October 2019. He was the Special Envoy of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the Central African Republic from 2014 to 2017 and Special Representative of the OIC Secretary General for Africa from 2016 to 2017. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the African Union and Senegalese Abroad from 2000 to 2002, before serving as Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal from 2002 to 2009. Former President of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, he is currently President of SARATA HOLDING LLC, a consulting and advisory firm for business and development partnerships with Africa. He holds a DEA from Paris-Sorbonne V University and a PhD in Communication and International Development from Ohio State University.