|Prime Minister of Mali|
15 February 2000 – 18 March 2002
|President||Alpha Oumar Konare|
|Preceded by||Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta|
|Succeeded by||Modibo Keita|
20 January 1940|
|Died||25 August 2009
Mandé Sidibé (20 January 1940 – 25 August 2009) was Prime Minister of Mali from 2000 to 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecobank from 2006 to 2009. He was also Director of the Malian branch of the Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, BCEAO) from 1992 to 1995.
Sidibé was born in Bafoulabé, Mali, and raised in Bamako. He is the son of Mamadou Sidibé, a captain in the French Army. He attended the Terrasson de Fougères High School in Bamako, before leaving for France in 1959, where he obtained his Baccalauréat in 1960 at the Académie de Bordeaux. He also graduated with a degree in Economic Sciences (Licence ès-Sciences économiques) in 1965 from the University of Paris.
Upon his return to Mali, he started working at Bank of the Republic of Mali (BRM). Then, in 1967, he was offered and opportunity at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an Economist in the Africa Department. He held several positions at the IMF, including a Resident Advisor role in Chad from 1975 to 1977. He went on to become the divisional head, Africa Department. While at the IMF, he attended the George Washington University, from which he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 1974.
In 1985, Mandé Sidibé left the IMF to join the BCEAO in various capacities, including Secretary General in charge of monetary policies and special advisor to the governor of BCEAO. From 1992 to 1995, he was the Director of BCEAO-Mali, while still retaining his role as a special advisor to the governor. In 1996, Mandé Sidibé became special advisor to Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré.
From 2000 to 2002 Mandé Sidibé served as Prime Minister and Chief of Government of the Republic of Mali. He was a candidate in the April 2002 presidential election, winning 2.01% of the vote and placing ninth.
Sidibé served on the Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), a private sector banking group based in 13 countries of West Africa and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo), from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he was appointed as Chairman of the Ecobank Board of Directors.
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