Mr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana is the Prime minister of the Republic of Guinea since May 21, 2018. Prior to this position, he was, since February 2014, State Minister for investment and public-private partnerships (PPP).
Fofana has more than thirty years of experience in financial advisory and project management. He is an expert in economic policy. From 1994 to 1996, he was Budget Minister, then Minister of Economy and Finance (1997 to 2000). He was able to successfully carry out a structural adjustment programme with the IMF and the World Bank.
Before his ministerial positions, Prime minister Fofana had held several senior public offices, namely Director for public investments (1990 to 1994), General Administrator of the office in charge of big national projects (1994 to 1996) and Director of international cooperation (1987 to 1991). M. Fofana was also Guinea’s Governor to the African Development Bank and the World Bank. He was also chairman of the boards of Société d’Exploitation des Eaux de Guinée (SEEG, the national water company), of Société d’Electricité de Guinée (ENELGUI, the state owned electricity company), of Société des Télécommunications de Guinée (SOTELGUI, the state owned telecom enterprise), in addition to being administrator of Société Minière de Friguia, Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée (CBG, the national mining company) and Société Guinéenne de Palme et Hévéa (SOGUIPAH, the national company for palm oil).
Prime minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana holds a postgraduate doctoratal degree (in development finance and banking) from the American University (USA), and a graduate degree from the University of Conakry (Guinea). He is also a graduate of the Center for economic and financial studies (Paris, France).