Appointed Minister of Economy and Finance on September 4th, 2019, Mr. Adama Coulibaly is a university lecturer. A highly qualified economist, he has fulfilled high functions within the Ivorian public administration after a long and successful international career.
He started his career in 1983 as a university lecturer and researcher at Université Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan and at the National Research Center for Social and Economic Studies (CIRES). In 1990, he was recruited by the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP), and after six years, he joined the headquarter in New York as a senior economist in charge of multiple countries. Later he joined the office of UNDP in Burundi in a crisis exit context as deputy resident representative. In 2008, Mr. Coulibaly was promoted to country director, in charge of managing the office of UNDP in Guinea and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this context, he provided strongly appreciated support to DRC authorities in developing and monitoring strategic programs to improve public finance and result-based management.
In January 2014, Mr. Coulibaly came back to his country and took up the position of Chief of Staff of the Minister of Economy and Finance. He held this position until being appointed to his current position of Minister of Economy and Finance in 2019.
Mr. Coulibaly holds a Doctorate in Economics from Université de Paris 2 Pantheon-Sorbonne.