Aminata Touré

Aminata Touré

Aminata Touré holds a PhD in International Business Administration and Finances from the International School of Management ISM in New York and Paris. She also studied in France, where she obtained a MBA from University of Dijon Business School, France and a Master Degree in Economics from Aix Marseille II University.

Since October 2015 she is the Head of the African Union Observation Mission for Ivory Coast Elections.

In February of the same year, she has been appointed Special Envoy of President Macky Sall for internal and external Affairs.

She was Head of the African Union Observation Mission for Mauritius General Elections in December 2014.

From September 2013 to July 2014, she served as Prime Minister of Senegal, and from April 2012 to August 2013 she served as Minister of Justice, Attorney General.

She also worked for the United Nations as Director of the Gender and Human Rights World Department of the United Nations Population Funds in New York (from 2009 to 2012), as Senior Adviser at UNFPA Headquarter in New York (from 2003 to 2009), as UNFPA Senior adviser in Côte d’Ivoire (from 1998 to 2001), and as UNFPA Senior adviser in Burkina Faso (from 1996 to 1997).

She was the Manager of the West Africa Program on gender, HIV and Aids for 11 years. She served as Adviser and Program Director of ASBEF, Senegal branch of the International Planned Parenthood Federation from 1992 to 1995.

For three years, she worked as Senior staff and head of Incomes Department and Marketing of SOTRAC, National Public Transportation Company of 2500 employees.

Aminata Touré directed more than 30 UNFPA worldwide publications, and speakers fluently French, English and Wolof.