Mamadou Lamine Loum (born February 3, 1952[1]) is a Senegalese political figure. Considered a technocrat, he served as Prime Minister of Senegal from 3 July 1998 to 5 April 2000.

Mamadou Lamine Loum
4th Prime Minister of Senegal
In office
3 July 1998 – 5 April 2000
Preceded byHabib Thiam
Succeeded byMoustapha Niasse
Minister of the Economy and Finance
In office
January 1998 – July 1998
Preceded byPapa Ousmane Sakho
Succeeded byMoustapha Diagne
Personal details
Born (1952-02-03) 3 February 1952 (age 72)
Political partySocialist Party

Loum was born in Mboss. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). After completing his education at Senegal's National School of Administration and Magistracy, he became an inspector at the Treasury in 1977 and then Treasurer-General of Senegal in 1984. He was Director-General of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993, then Minister-Delegate for the Budget, working under the Minister of Finance, from June 1993 to January 1998. Considered "a rigorous economist," he successfully negotiated debt rescheduling with the Club of Paris.[2] He was named Minister of Finance and Economy in January 1998,[3] serving in that position for six months until being appointed Prime Minister.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Le gouvernement du Sénégal, formé le 4 juillet 1998" Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, (in French).
  2. ^ "Mamadou Lamine Loum : Le dernier Premier ministre d'Abdou Diouf". SENXIBAR.
  3. ^ "MINISTRES EN CHARGE DE L'ECONOMIE". February 16, 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-02-16.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Senegal
Succeeded by