Ibrahim Mayaki

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Ibrahim Mayaki of the Republic of Niger, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency.

Between 1996 and 1997 he was successively appointed Minister in charge of African Integration and Cooperation and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In November 1997, he was appointed Prime Minister, a function he held until January 2000. In August 2000, he set up the Analysis Center for Public Policy.

From 2000 to 2004, Mayaki was a guest Professor at the University of Paris XI, where he lectured on international relations and organizations; he also led research at the Research Center on Europe and the Contemporary World within that university. He has also worked as a Professor of Public Administration in Niger and Venezuela.

In 2004, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Platform in support of Rural Development in West and Central Africa, the Rural Hub, based in Dakar, Senegal, from where he was recruited as CEO of the NEPAD Agency.

The appointment of Mayaki was announced by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping during the 20th Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) on January 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The appointment was endorsed by the Committee and subsequently by the 12th AU Assembly on February 2009.

Mayaki is the author of the book entitled ‘Quand la caravane passe’ relating to his political career.

Mayaki holds a Masters degree from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), Quebec, Canada and a PhD in Administrative Sciences from the University of Paris I, France.

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