Amadou Ba (born 17 May 1961) is a Senegalese politician who served as Prime Minister of Senegal from 17 September 2022 to 6 March 2024. He also served as the Foreign Minister of Senegal from 2019 to 2020. He was Minister of Finance and Economy from 2013–2019.

Amadou Ba
Ba in 2023
Prime Minister of Senegal
In office
17 September 2022 – 6 March 2024
PresidentMacky Sall
Preceded byMahammed Dionne (2019)
Succeeded bySidiki Kaba
Foreign Minister of Senegal
In office
5 April 2019 – 1 November 2020
PresidentMacky Sall
Prime MinisterMohammed Dionne
Preceded bySidiki Kaba
Succeeded byAissata Tall Sall
Minister of Finance and Economy
In office
2 September 2013 – 5 April 2019
PresidentMacky Sall
Prime MinisterAminata Touré
Mohammed Dionne
Preceded byAmadou Kane
Succeeded byAbdoulaye Daouda Diallo
Personal details
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 63)
Dakar, Senegal
Political partyAlliance for the Republic

Ba was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2011,[1] 2012 and 2013.[2]

Early life and education edit

After achieving a technical baccalauréat in management in 1980, Ba received a master's degree in economic science, focusing on corporate management and a diploma of taxes and estates from the National School of Administration and Magistrature (ENAM) in 1988.[citation needed]

Career edit

Ba was a trainee inspector in Diourbel in 1989, then Chief Inspector of the first division of value-added tax at the General Directorate of Taxes and Estates (DGID) in Dakar. In 1991 he undertook further training at the Institut international d'administration publique in Paris and in Baltimore.[3]

From 1990 to 1992, Ba was Head Inspector for Dakar-Plateau, then held the position of Controlling Commissioner of Insurance at the Directorate of Insurance until 1994, and then Verifying Inspector at the Directorate of Verification and Fiscal Investigations.[3]

After more training in 2001 at the École nationale des impôts [fr] in Clermont-Ferrand, Ba became head of the Centre for Large Enterprises in the Directorate of Taxes in 2002. In 2004 he was Director of Taxes for a year. In November of the same year, he was named Director-General of Taxes and Estates.[3] During his tenure, a new Code général des impôts [fr] was begun, which entered into force in January 2013.[4]

Alongside these roles, Ba taught at ENAM in the taxes and estates department from 1992 and at COFEB/BCEAO from 1995 to 2000.[3]

When Aminata Touré became prime minister on 2 September 2013, Ba was appointed Minister of Finance and Economy, replacing Amadou Kane.[3] He retained this position when Mohammed Dionne took over as prime minister in 2014. He was appointed as Prime Minister by president Macky Sall on 17 September 2022, re-establishing the position of prime minister following its abolition in April 2019.[5]

Presidential campaign edit

On September 9, 2023, he was chosen by President Macky Sall to be the candidate of the United in Hope coalition for the 2024 presidential election.[6]

Ba resigned as prime minister on 6 March 2024 to contest the election and sought to represent continuity and stability. He vowed to continue the legacy of Macky Sall with a positive investment climate and said a vote for him is a vote for "greater peace and prosperity". He hit out at opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye and PASTEF leader Ousmane Sonko, saying their proposals are radical and labelling them "bandits". He argued his ministerial track record proves he will oversee development and create one million jobs in five years.[7]

Other activities edit

Personal life edit

Ba is married and has three children.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Africa: Amadou Mahtar Ba Named to 'Most Influential' List". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ Gundan, Farai. "The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014". Forbes. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f « Voici le curriculum vitæ de Monsieur Amadou Ba , Ministre de l'Economie et des Finances », DakarActu, 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ Amadou Ba, un homme du sérail aux commandes de l’Economie et des Finances Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Senegal's president appoints former economy official as prime minister". Reuters.
  6. ^ AfricaNews (10 September 2023). "Senegal: PM Chosen as Presidential Candidate for 2024 Elections". Africanews. Retrieved 24 March 2024.
  7. ^ Cissé, Khadidiatou (22 March 2024). "Senegal election dominated by freed prisoner Faye and heir apparent Ba". BBC News. Dakar. Retrieved 23 March 2024.
  8. ^ AfDB Annual Report 2017 African Development Bank (AfDB).
  9. ^ Board of Governors International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  10. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  11. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.