STATEN ISLAND, NY – Abdoulaye Diallo, a Curtis alumnus, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Executive for his work in marketing and in recognition of his work at A Connecte.
As CEO of A Connecte, Diallo leads a new market research company. A Connecte uses a social platform to combine finance with information technology. It can capitalize on the market research data collected by the platform. The application is still in development and Mr. Diallo hopes to reach 100,000 downloads as soon as it is released.
A Staten Island native who grew up in Park Hill, Diallo graduated from PS 48 in 2010 and was a member of the first class of New World Prep Charter School in 2013.
“From there I went to Curtis High School, from which I graduated from the SIS (School for International Services) program in 2017,” Diallo said. “Unfortunately, before I graduated, I lost my late mother in a car accident.”
Diallo turned his grief into motivation, as he continued his studies at Sorbonne University, where he took French language and literature courses while studying at Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC) in 2020, where he took courses on doing business abroad and learning global brand management.
From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Diallo began doing summer internships in New York and California, where he gained experience in marketing, public relations, information technology and software engineering. . He recently worked as Marketing Manager at Future Home Power for a year while starting his own business. He launched A Connecte in 2020 in San Francisco, California.
In May 2021, he graduated from SUNY Oswego, where he studied Marketing and Computer Science and minored in French Language. Diallo also held his position as Head of Development for New York Supreme Sportswear Inc. for three years. He has gained experience in market research, sales, IT and technology, and is learning more about the growing field of cryptocurrency and other digital assets.
“On a personal note, I was a member of the Pencil Fellows program and mentor of the Mentor Scholars program at Oswego,” Diallo added. “Looking to the future, I would like to expand my professional network and work with more investors to fund future projects.”
Diallo enjoys playing basketball and watching comedies in his spare time. “I would like to dedicate this honorable recognition to the sweet memory of my mother, Aissatou Diallo, who instilled in me the values that have made me successful.”