Daniel Kablan Duncan

Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire

Daniel Kablan Duncan, 69 years old, graduated with a Bachelor in Mathematics, Commercial Studies in Nancy, Lille, Bordeaux, and Paris. He worked with the International Monetary Fund in the 1970s, then joined the Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest,-BCEAO). He served as Minister of Economy and Finance when Alassane Ouattara was Prime Minister in 1993. He assumed the function of Prime Minister under ex-President Henri Konan Bedié, from 1993 to 1996. Minister Duncan was appointed by President Ouattara as Minister of Foreign Affairs in June 2011, Duncan replaced Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio as Prime Minister on November 21, 2012 during the Cabinet re-shuffle. He is affiliated with the Parti Démocratique de la Côte d’Ivoire, headed by Mr. Bedié.