Hon. Amadou Gon Coulibaly is currently the Prime Minister and Head of Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Previously, he served as Senior Minister and Secretary General at the Presidency, since the accession to power of President Alassane Ouattara (March 2012 – January 2017). Following a Cabinet reshuffle on July 19, 2017, he became Prime Minister, Minister of Budget and State Portfolio, as well as Head of Government, making him the very first Head of Government of the third Republic.
A close associate of President Alassane Ouattara, Hon. Coulibaly was Minister of Agriculture from 2006 to 2010, Senior Minister and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of National Reconciliation of Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra, from March 2003 to February 2005.
He also occupied high-level positions in the Ivorian public administration. He served, successively, as Director of Economic and Financial Studies, at the “Direction du Contrôle des Grands Travaux (DCGTX)”, and as Deputy Director General, from 1994 to 1995. From November 1990 to December 1993, he served as Technical Advisor in charge of Coordination and Follow-up in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara.
A politician, he was a member of the National Assembly from 1995 to 1999, and again from 2011 to date. He has been mayor of the Commune of Korhogo since March 2001.
Hon. Coulibaly is a graduate of the Centre de Hautes Etudes de la Construction (CHEC) of Paris (1983). After obtaining the Baccalaureate (C-series) in 1977 at the Lycée Moderne in Dabou, he went to France to pursue his university studies. He completed the Grandes Ecoles at the Lycée Jean Baptiste Say in Paris from 1977 to 1979, before obtaining his Engineering degree in 1982 at the Ecole des Travaux Publics (ETP) in Paris.