Mandé Sidibé


Mandé Sidibé (20 January 1940 – 25 August 2009) was Prime Minister of Mali from 2000 to 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecobank from 2006 to 2009. He was also Director of the Malian branch of the Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, BCEAO) from 1992 to 1995. Sidibé was born in Bafoulabé, Mali, and raised in Bamako. He is the son of Mamadou Sidibé, a captain in the French Army. He attended the Terrasson de Fougères High School in Bamako, before leaving for France in 1959, where he obtained his Baccalauréat in 1960 at the Académie de Bordeaux. He also graduated with a degree in Economic Sciences (Licence ès-Sciences économiques) in 1965 from the University of Paris. Sidibé is the brother of the Modibo Sidibé, a prominent politician who was the Prime Minister of Mali from 2007 until he resigned in 2011. Upon his return to Mali, he started working at Bank of the Republic of Mali (BRM). Then, in 1967, he was offered and opportunity at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Economist in the Africa Department. He held several positions at the IMF, including a Resident Advisor role in Chad from 1975 to 1977. He went on  ( Wikipedia article )


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