Boubou Cissé

Boubou Cissé (born 1974)[1][2] is a Malian politician who was the Prime Minister of Mali from April 2019 to his resignation following the 2020 Malian coup d'état in August 2020. He was also the Minister of Economy and Finance and Minister of Mines and Industry.

Boubou Cissé
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Boubou Cissé in June 2019
Prime Minister of Mali
In office
23 April 2019 – 19 August 2020
PresidentIbrahim Boubacar Keïta
Preceded bySoumeylou Boubèye Maïga
Succeeded byMoctar Ouane
Personal details
Born1974 (age 46–47)
Bamako, Mali

Early lifeEdit

Boubou Cissé a Fulani tribe earned a master's degree from the University of Auvergne and a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University.[3]


Cissé began his career as an economist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., US in 2005.[3] In 2008, he was promoted to principal economist and project director of its Human Development Division.[3] He later worked in Nigeria and Niger as a resident representative for the World Bank.[3]

Cissé was appointed as the Malian Prime Minister in 2019 after the resignation of Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga and his government. He was Minister of Industry and Mines in 2013, the Minister of Mines in April 2014,[3] and the Minister of Economy and Finance since 2016.[3][4]

On 18 August 2020, Cissé along with the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was detained by mutinying forces during the 2020 Malian coup attempt.[5] The next day, with President Keita's dismissal of Parliament and the government, Cissé was removed from office.[6]

Other activitiesEdit


  1. ^ "Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence – NEWS 1130".
  2. ^ "Mali : Boubou Cissé, un économiste à la primature en pleine crise sécuritaire – Jeune Afrique". 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Boubou Cisse". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: Mali". Central Intelligence Agency. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ Kelly, Jeremy (18 August 2020). "Mali PM and president under arrest, claim army mutineers". The Times. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  6. ^ Maclean, Ruth (18 August 2020). "Mali's President Exits After Being Arrested in Military Coup". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. ^ Members International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  8. ^ Board of Governors Islamic Development Bank.
  9. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
Political offices
Preceded by
Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
Prime Minister of Mali
Succeeded by
Moctar Ouane