Gilbert Houngbo

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Gilbert Houngbo (2010)

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo (born February 4, 1961 ) is a Togolese politician and was Prime Minister of Togo from 2008 to 2012. After working for various UN organizations , he has been President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 2017 .


Houngbo studied business administration at the University of Lomé and also completed a postgraduate degree (DESS) in finance and accounting at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières. After completing his studies, he worked for the auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada, where he focused on public companies and administrations. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

From 2003 Houngbo first worked in the strategic management of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as Director of Finance and Administration; at the end of 2005, the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him Chief of Staff of the UNDP for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

On September 7, 2008, Houngbo was appointed to the office of Prime Minister by the Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé . He succeeded Komlan Mally , who resigned on September 5, 2008.

On September 15, Houngbo appointed his new government. In the office of foreign minister, Kofi Esaw , who until then had been Togo's ambassador to the African Union in Addis Ababa, replaced Léopold Gnininvi , who was appointed Minister of State for Industry and Crafts. Houngbo's predecessor as Prime Minister was appointed Minister of Health, most of the other key ministries remained unchanged. Houngbo presented his basic program in the National Assembly on September 16, 2008 and was approved as Prime Minister with the votes of the ruling party RPT , the opposition party UFC voted against Houngbo's new government, the CAR deputies abstained from the vote.

Houngbo submitted his resignation on July 11, 2012 after demonstrations against the electoral reform planned by his government.

In February 2013, Houngbo was appointed Deputy Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

On February 14, 2017 he was elected President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome ; he has held this office since April 1, 2017.

Individual evidence

  1. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo: un gestionnaire certifié. In: Republique Togolaise, September 9, 2008, archived from the original on October 21, 2009 ; Retrieved January 12, 2016 (French).
  2. Togo appoints new prime minister . France24, September 8, 2008
  3. a b Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, nouveau Premier ministre du Togo . Le Togolaise, September 8, 2008
  4. pha-dead link | url = http: // /gilbert-houngbo-20051229.en | date = 2018-08 | archivebot = 2018-08-28 14:23:35 InternetArchiveBot}} (link not available)
  5. ^ A b L'équipe autour de Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo. (List of Ministers). In: Republique Togolaise, September 15, 2008, archived from the original on September 18, 2008 ; Retrieved September 18, 2008 (French).
  6. Le docteur Mally débarque aux urgences. In: Republique Togolaise, accessed September 16, 2008 (French).
  7. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo préconise une nouvelle politique de l'emploi. In: Republique Togolaise, accessed September 16, 2008 (French).
  8. ^ Government resigns after protests. In: Tagesspiegel. July 13, 2012, accessed August 24, 2012 .
  9. ^ Togo: démission du Premier ministre Gilbert Houngbo et de son gouvernement. In: Jeune Afrique. July 12, 2012, accessed August 24, 2012 (French).
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