Mamady Youla is a Guinean businessman and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Guinea since 2015.
Youla was managing director of Guinea Alumina Corporation, a mining company and subsidiary of a company based in the United Arab Emirates, from 2004 to 2015. After President Alpha Condé won a second term in the October 2015 presidential election, he appointed Youla as Prime Minister on 26 December 2015. He took office on 29 December 2015. The government touted Youla’s business experience, saying that Youla’s appointment reflected Condé’s focus on promoting employment and boosting the private sector. (From Wikipedia)
|Prime Minister of Guinea|
29 December 2015
|Preceded by||Mohamed Said Fofana|
|Alma mater||Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Guinea’s first economic leader
Mamady Youla, a prime minister from the private sector appointed to support employment and economic recovery. Guinea’s first economic leader to become Prime Minister, 54-year-old Mamady Youla is a specialist in the Guinean and international private sector, also with extensive experience in the Guinean administration.Born in Conakry in 1961, Mamady Youla is also the first Guinean leader of a mining company in Guinea. He was Managing Director of Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) SA from June 2004 to December 2015.
GAC is a joint venture of internationally renowned partner companies (Dubai Aluminum and Mubadala Development) for the development and implementation of the refinery project Of Sangarédi alumina. This is an investment of $ 5.8 billion USD for the construction of an alumina refinery and a new export bauxite mine, a port and a terminal for Alumina, bauxite and inputs, a power plant, a hydraulic dam, infrastructure (bridges, roads, railways), a city for workers, and a large environmental component And social.He is also a founding member and first President of the Guinean Private Sector Consultation Platform in 2015. He was President of the Chamber of Mines of Guinea from January 2012 to December 2015, After serving as First Vice-President of the organization from February 2009 to December 2011.Mr. Youla also has several years of experience in the Guinean administration. He was advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of economic and mining issues in 2003-2004.
From 1997 to 2003, he was Counselor for Economic and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy and then at the Ministry of Mines, Geology and Environment.From 1997 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Electricity Company of Guinea (ENELGUI), Director of the Societe des Bauxites de Kindia (SBK). From 1997 to 2003, he was a Director of the Guineo-Norwegian Sea Transport Company (GUINOMAR) and Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Dinguiraye Mining Company (SMD). From 1999 to 2003, he was Director of the Autonomous Port of Conakry (PAC).Mr. Youla worked for eight years at the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea (BCRG)..
He was Director of the Department of Studies, Research and Publications at the BCRG from May 1994 to August 1997. From 1989 to 1994, he was formerly Economist, Head of the Department of Economic Studies and then Assistant to the Director of Studies and Research to the BCRG. In 1990, he was a major member of the BCRG executive assessment and recruitment test organized with the assistance of the Banque de France.Mr. Youla graduated from the University of Abidjan, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Management in 1987 and a Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics. As part of his postgraduate training, in 1992 he obtained a post-graduate degree in banking and finance from the Center d’Etudes Financières Economiques et Bancaires in Paris and a Certificate issued by the International Monetary Fund ) In Washington on Programming and Financial Policies.(Taken From bes.gov.gn)