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Abdoul Mbaye

Abdoul Mbaye
Prime Minister of Senegal
In office
5 April 2012 – 1 September 2013
President Macky Sall
Preceded by Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
Succeeded by Aminata Touré
Personal details
Born (1953-04-13) 13 April 1953 [1]
Dakar, Senegal
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Dakar
HEC Paris
University of Paris

Abdoul Mbaye is a Senegalese banker and politician who was Prime Minister of Senegal from April 2012 until September 2013. He is a technocrat who was appointed prime minister by President Macky Sall following the latter's win in the 2012 presidential election.[2]

Early life

Abdoul Aziz Mbaye is born on was born on 13 April 1953, in Dakar.[3] He is the son of judge Keba Mbaye, dead in 2007, who was the first president of the Supreme Court of Senegal, president of the Constitutional Council, a member of the International Olympic Committee and of the International Court of Justice. Abdoul Mbaye is the eldest in a family of three brothers and five sisters, including Cheikh Tidiane Mbaye, CEO of Sonatel.

Abdoul Mbaye studied in Senegal[4] at the University of Dakar and at France's HEC Paris and Paris-Sorbonne University. He is also a graduate of Cheikh Anta Diop University.[5]

Banking career

In 1976 he joined the Central Bank of West African States as an economist in the research department, before becoming the International Monetary Fund's Director of the Division of Planning in 1981. He also worked in Ivory Coast at some point.[6] He then took over as CEO of Banque de l’Habitat du Sénégal in 1982. In 1990 he was a part of the restructuring team for BIAO-Sénégal, then becoming CEO of the re-modeled Compagnie Bancaire de l'Afrique Occidentale, where the bank initiated the first company leasing in Senegal and started the first investment fund in west Africa.

He was also the president of the Federation of Associations of Banks and Financial Institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union[6] and the Senegalese Professional Association of Banks and Financial Institutions[7] and the head of Attijari Bank Senegal[8] (majority owned by Attijariwafa), which he acquired as the head of a consortium to turn around the ailing bank. He also worked with the IMF in developing regulations for investment funds in west Africa. At the African Finance and Investment Group, he was an administrator.[6]

Prime Minister

On 3 April 2012, he was appointed Prime Minister of Senegal by the newly elected President Macky Sall. He formally took over the office from the outgoing Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, on 5 April 2012.[9]

Macky Sall appointed Mbaye as prime minister in accordance with the constitution.


The composition of a 25-member government headed by Mbaye was announced in the late hours of 4 April.[10] The government consists of the opposition parties who supported Sall in the election which each got two portfolios: Socialist Party of Senegal of Ousmane Tanor Dieng, the Alliance of the Forces of Progress of Moustapha Niasse and the Rewmi party of Idrissa Seck.[11]


  1. ^ "Monsieur Abdoul Mbaye". Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Technocrat to be Senegal’s new prime minister". Al Jazeera English. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
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  4. ^ "Senegal president names technocrat as PM". 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
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  6. ^ a b c "M. Abdoul Mbaye - Advanced Finance - Investment Group". Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Abdoul Mbaye nominated Senegalese PM". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  8. ^ "Abdoul Mbaye: Executive Profile & Biography". Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  9. ^ "Agence de Presse Sénégalaise" (in French). Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  10. ^ "La liste des 25 ministres du premier gouvernement de l’ère Macky Sall" (in French). Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  11. ^ "Senegal: Government unveils Abdoul Mbaye" (in French). RFI. April 5, 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
Prime Minister of Senegal
Succeeded by
Aminata Touré
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