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Daniel Kablan Duncan

Prime Minister, Cote d'Ivoire

At the end of 2012, Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan was appointed Prime Minister, Head of Government in addition to Minister of Economy and Finance. He is a member of the political bureau of the Parti Démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) and of the governing bodies of this Party (focal point of the inspectorate and departmental delegate of Grand-Bassam).

From 1970 to 1973, he served as Deputy Director of Interventions and External Economic Relations at the Ministry of Economy and Finance; from 1973 to 1974, he held a position in analysis and fiscal policies and he was a “Special appointee” at the International Monetary Fund (IMF); from 1974 to 1986, he was Head of the Studies Department of the bureau in Abidjan of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), then became Deputy Director to the National Director. After being the Executive Director of the National Social Security Fund of Cote d’Ivoire (CNPS), Mr. Duncan was appointed Central Director for Heritage and Informatics at the BCEAO in Dakar from 1989 to 1990. This same year, he became Minister of Economy and Finance of Cote d’Ivoire. Then, he carried out government work: from 1990 to 1993, Minister Delegate (Prime Minister's Office) with responsibility for Economy, Finance, Budget, Planning, Commerce and Industry; from 1993 to 1999, Prime Minister, Head of Government. He was appointed Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011.

After the preparatory classes for the French Grandes Ecoles, he entered the Institut Commercial de Nancy, where he prepared and obtained a Master's degree in Commercial Engineering. Following training in international trade at the Institut de Commerce International de Paris, he received degrees in International Business and British and Spanish consular chambers in Paris.