Lucien Bembamba has served as Minister of Economy and Finance since 2008. He is on the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank and as a Governor of the Islamic Development Bank. Previously, he was Director General of Treasury and Public Accounting and then Deputy Minister in charge of Budget. For many years, he worked for the Central Bank of West African States in Dakar, Senegal. He earned a master’s degree in economics in Togo.