Umaro Sissoco Embaló
|Umaro Sissoco Embaló|
|Ex-Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau|
18 November 2016
|President||José Mário Vaz|
|Preceded by||Baciro Djá|
|Born||September 23, 1972|
|Political party||African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde|
|Alma mater||Technical University of Lisbon
Complutense University of Madrid
|Service/branch||Military of Guinea-Bissau|
|Years of service||Until 2012|
He was born in Bissau.
He holds a degree in International Relations from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the Technical University of Lisbon and a Masters Degree in Political Science and Doctorate in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and competent in English, French, Arabic and Swahili.
He served in the military, undertaking National Defense Studies at the National Defense Center of Spain, and further studies on National Security in Brussels, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Japan and Paris. He rose to the rank of Brigadier-General. 
He now specialises in African and Middle-Eastern affairs and in matters of defence, international co-operation and development. He is a former Minister of African Affairs.
He formed his cabinet on 13 December 2016 after having been appointed Prime Minister by President José Mário Vaz on 18 November 2016.