Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency, head-quartered in Midrand, South Africa.
Between 1996 and 1997, Dr. Mayaki 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, Dr. 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.
From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Mayaki was Executive Director of the "Rural Hub for West and Central Africa" based in Dakar, Senegal, from where he was recruited as Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Agency in May 2009.