Abdourahmane Cissé

Minister, Secretary General at Presidency of Ivory Coast

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Minister Abdourahmane Cissé is an Ivorian politician, engineer, and economist. He presently serves as Secretary General of the Presidency. He was previously the Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies Minister, Special Advisor to the President, Budget & State-Owned Entities Minister, and Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Economy & Finance of Ivory Coast. Before his political appointments, he spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs London in Index & Commodities Trading.

A graduate engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and the Institut Français du Petrole, his appointment on November 19, 2013, at 32 years old, made him the youngest Minister in Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan's government.

Since June 2015, Minister Cisse is a member of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) representing Africa.

In March 2017, the World Economic Forum ranked him among the 100 Young Global Leaders ("Young Global Leader 2017") under the age of 40, working in the public or private sector. As an awardee of the Young Global Leaders Class of 2017, he's part of 100 young leaders who are tackling the world's most complex challenges with innovative approaches.