Augustin Matata

Augustin Matata

Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon is the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since April 2012. He has in the past served the DRC as the Manager of National Accounts, Minister of Finance, and Advisor to the Government on economic and monetary matters.

On October 3, 2003, he was appointed as Managing Director of BCECO (National Coordination Unit, created in 2011 to implement large investment projects financed by Development Partners including the World Bank and the African Development Bank), where he successfully acted as a liaison for the government in addressing the macroeconomic and monetary issues with the World Bank and the IMF.

Augustin served as chairman of the Caucus of the World Bank African governors in 2010. DRC experienced appreciable economic growth rates and strong macro-economic performance when headed the Ministry of Finance. Augustin has backgrounds in commerce, international and monetary economics.

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