Amadou Ba

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Amadou Ba
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Foreign Minister of Senegal
Assumed office
April 2019
PresidentMacky Sall
Prime MinisterMohammed Dionne
Preceded bySidiki Kaba
Minister of Finance and Economy
In office
2 September 2013 – April 2019
PresidentMacky Sall
Prime MinisterAminata Touré
Mohammed Dionne
Preceded byAmadou Kane
Succeeded byAbdoulaye Daouda Diallo
Personal details
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 59)
Dakar, Senegal

Amadou Ba (born 17 May 1961) is a Senegalese politician and since 2019 he has served as the Foreign Minister of Senegal. He was Minister of Finance and Economy from 2013–2019.

Early life and education[edit]

After achieving a technical baccalauréat in management in 1980, Ba received a master's degree in economic science, focusing on corporate management and a diploma of taxes and estates from the National School of Administration and Magistrature (ENAM) in 1988.[citation needed]


Ba was a trainee inspector in Diourbel in 1989, then Chief Inspector of the first division of value-added tax at the General Directorate of Taxes and Estates (DGID) in Dakar. In 1991 he undertook further training at the Institut international d'administration publique in Paris and in Baltimore.[1]

From 1990 to 1992, Ba was Head Inspector for Dakar-Plateau, then held the position of Controlling Commissioner of Insurance at the Directorate of Insurance until 1994, and then Verifying Inspector at the Directorate of Verification and Fiscal Investigations.[1]

After more training in 2001 at the École nationale des impôts [fr] in Clermont-Ferrand, Ba became head of the Centre for Large Enterprises in the Directorate of Taxes in 2002. In 2004 he was Director of Taxes for a year. In November of the same year, he was named Director-General of Taxes and Estates.[1] During his tenure, a new Code général des impôts [fr] was begun, which entered into force in January 2013.[2]

Alongside these roles, Ba taught at ENAM in the taxes and estates department from 1992 and at COFEB/BCEAO from 1995 to 2000.[1]

When Aminata Touré became prime minister on 2 September 2013, Ba was appointed Minister of Finance and Economy, replacing Amadou Kane.[1] He retained this position when Mohammed Dionne took over as prime minister in 2014.

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ba is married and has three children.[1]