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Mathias Sinamenye is an Economist by profession and became 2nd Vice-President of Burundi from 12 June 1998 to 1 November 2001, after he was Governor of the Central Bank of Burundi. He is a member of the Tutsi ethnic group.[1]

On 12 June 1998, he was appointed 2nd Vice-President (responsible for economic and social affairs), by Interim President Pierre Buyoya. He held that post until a new power-sharing government was installed on 1 November 2001.

After Vice Presidency,he was appointed Executive Director of the World Bank Group in charge of the African region.


  1. ^ The Europa World Year Book 2004, Vol. I, p. 949 (2004) (ISBN 978-1857432541)
Political offices
Preceded by
Vice-President of Burundi
Succeeded by
Domitien Ndayizeye