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Doctors/Dr. WADE Omar

Dr. WADE Omar

Omar Wade has a Doctorate In Business Administration, a joint degree between the University Jean Moulin / IAE Lyon and the Business Science Institute Luxembourg. He is a laureate of the Private Institute of Management (IPG Dakar) and is a trained customs declarant.

Certified in customs, lecturer of Customs Regimes in some vocational training institutions in Dakar, consultant at Trade Point Senegal in the project of design of electronic routing of customs clearance documents (ORBUS 2000), Omar Wade has held several executive positions in the professions of Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder. He is the CEO of SOCATRAM SA and founder and CEO of PANATRANS SARL (Pan African Transit and Transport).

He has always reconciled his professional responsibilities with his academic and research pursuits and has obtained: a D.E.S.S (European Master2) In International Trade (Private International Law and Logistic Economy of Exchanges) from the University Lille 1; a Master (Sciences Po.) in Politics And Security from the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Toulouse 1 in France and a Certificate Of Research In Science Of Management from the University of Technology of Sidney, Australia. Finally he completed advanced training courses in: Ethics And Economics At the University of Strasbourg; Governance (Administration - Ethics - Finance) at the Ecole des Dirigeants / H.E.C Montreal; Civil And Commercial Arbitration at the Faculty of Law of the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

Former President, chief editor of the first Internal Regulations of the Disciplinary Council of Customs Commissionaires of Senegal instituted by decree (85-863) and former member of the Management Committee responsible for ruling on applications for approval to the General Directorate of Customs, Omar Wade is currently:

* Doctor in Management Sciences, Consultant in Management * Director of Cabinet CDLS (International Trade -Douane -Logistics - Security) * Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PANATRANS SA * Commercial Arbitrator accredited by the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration of Quebec (IMAQ / Canada) * Member of the Civil Society.



Thesis Summary

Le champ organisationnel des commissionnaires en douane au Sénégal : une analyse configurationnelle et axes problématiques.

[The organizational field of customs agents in Senegal: a configuration analysis and problematic axes]

The Customs Commission Agent is a first-rate institution in the world’s economy. It plays a key role in the mobilization of public resources in Senegal. For this reason, the only qualified individuals to practice it are those whose ultimate concern is the protection of the nation’s supreme interest. However, several profiles have burst into it as customs barriers are failing. Obviously, this has an impact on the practices that are underway within it. Finally, these practices appear to be in breach of the deontology charter which should characterize it as the boundaries that meant to protect it seem to be completely altered. This is how trading between the various actors involved in clearing through the customs procedure has become a common practice. This could strip the field off its credibility and degrade its prime importance attached to public and private mission.

This doctoral research seeks to better understand the real issues that plague the organizational training of Customs Commission Agents in Senegal to propose suitable solutions. Thus, through an in-depth and qualitative study, based on a theoretical model from Zietsma and Lawrence (2010), it stands out here that jurisdiction building up and giving more prerogatives to the Disciplinary Committee, with innovations approvable by all stakeholders, is the most appropriate solution for the organizational training to gain greater stability. Training should also take into account the Customs Commission Agent’s needs. Besides, it is advisable to recognize the organizational training as an Order to regulate all its internal problems; and from then on, the customs declaration should be done judiciously, and in details, by a well-versed Agent from the Customs office. This could help stop the new trend of companies that make customs declaration on their behalf and clients, which permits them to become judge and operators in all direct transactions, including those involving them and their clients. That way, Customs officers will be more in a position to fulfill their regalian, economic, tax control missions, and internal market regulation.