Ibrahima Kassory Fofana

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Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
14th Prime Minister of Guinea
Assumed office
24 May 2018
PresidentAlpha Condé
Preceded byMamady Youla
Personal details
Born1954 or 1955 (aged 62-64)
Political partyGuinea for All (GPT)

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (born 1954 or 1955) is a Guinean politician who has been Prime Minister of Guinea since 24 May 2018.

Originally a civil servant in the Ministry for Co-operation, in 1990 Fofana became the Director for Public Investments. In 1994, he accepted President Lansana Conté offer to become the "Administrator and Controller of Major Works".[1] Increasingly close to Conté, in 1996 he was delegated to the office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for the national budget and the NGO sector. In 1997, he was promoted to become the Finance and Economy Minister.[2]

In this post, Fofana became increasingly at odds with Conté, and in January 2000 was removed from his post. He decided it prudent to go into voluntary exile in Dakar, as permitted by his colleague and Security Minister Sékou Kouréissy Condé. He then took asylum in the United States, studying in Florida and at the American University in Washington D.C.. From overseas, he continued to exercise some influence in Guinea through his friendship with Salifou Camara.[2]

He was one of 24 candidates in the 2010 presidential election. He is running under the party of Guinea for All (GPT) which he created.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mamady Youla
Prime Minister of Guinea
2018–present
Incumbent