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Boubou Cissé
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Boubou Cissé in June 2019
Prime Minister of Mali
In office
23 April 2019 – 18 August 2020
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Preceded by Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
Succeeded by Moctar Ouane
Personal details
Born 1974 (age 49–50)
Bamako, Mali
Alma mater University of Auvergne
Aix-Marseille University
Occupation Politician

Boubou Cissé (born 1974) is a Malian politician who was the Prime Minister of Mali from April 2019 to his resignation following the 2020 Malian coup d'état in August 2020. He was also the Minister of Economy and Finance and Minister of Mines and Industry.

Early life

Boubou Cissé a Fulani tribe earned a master's degree from the University of Auvergne and a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University.


Cissé began his career as an economist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., US in 2005. In 2008, he was promoted to Senior Economist of its Human Development Division. He later worked in Nigeria and Niger as a resident representative for the World Bank.

Cissé was appointed the Malian Prime Minister in 2019 after the resignation of Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his government. He was Minister of Industry and Mines in 2013, the Minister of Mines in April 2014, and the Minister of Economy and Finance since 2016.

On 18 August 2020, Cissé along with the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was detained by mutinying forces during the 2020 Malian coup d'état. The next day, with President Keita's dismissal of Parliament and the government, Cissé was removed from office.

On 1 January 2021, Cissé′s half-brother Aguibou Tall and five others were arrested for an “attempted coup”. Boubou Cissé was also accused, but he was not arrested because the government could not ascertain his whereabouts.

Other activities

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2016)
  • Islamic Development Bank, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2016)
  • World Bank, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors (since 2016)

See also

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