Abdessalem Mansour

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Abdessalem Mansour (born November 19, 1949) is a Tunisian politician. He was the Minister of Agriculture under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.[1]


Mansour was born in Sousse, Tunisia.[2] He graduated from the University of Tunis in 1971, and received a Masters in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1974.[2]

From 1974 to 1980, he worked for the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture. He worked as an adviser for a Kuwaitian firm from 1980 to 1981.[2] From 1981 to 1999, he worked for the Stusid Bank.[2] In August 2008, he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources,[3] until he was deposed in the aftermath of the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests.[2]


  1. ^ CIA World Leaders Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e Business News Official biography
  3. ^ Oxford Business Group. The Report: Tunisia 2009. Oxford Business Group. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-1-907065-02-6. Retrieved 19 September 2012.