Minister of Communication, Media and la Francophonie
H.E.M Amadou COULIBALY, Ivorian ambassador and politician, is a member of the Government, in his capacity as Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, and Government Spokesman. Academic and professional background : A former boarder at the Ecole Militaire Préparatoire Technique, EMPT, Amadou COULIBALY holds a degree in modern literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Abidjan, ENS, and from the Centre d'Etude et de Recherche en Communication, CERCOM, at the University of Abidjan, Cocody (Côte d'Ivoire). He worked as a college teacher and then as head of communications and public relations at the Ministry in charge of Agriculture. Political involvement : He has been involved in politics with the Rassemblement Des Républicains (RDR) since its creation. Initially within the Rassemblement des Jeunes Républicains (RJR), where he eventually held the position of national vice-president from 1998-2000. His qualities as an excellent communicator and orator earned him the position of RDR Deputy National Communications Secretary from 1999 to 2005. In 2006, the President of the RDR, H.E. Alassane OUATTARA, took him on as Communications Advisor until 2010. Subsequently, Amadou COULIBALY was appointed Communication Adviser in charge of audiovisual, information and communication technologies to the Head of State from 2010 to 2015. In this position, he contributed to the development of the digital ecosystem in Côte d'Ivoire. He was appointed Director of External Services of the Presidency of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in 2015. He was also Advisor to Madame Henriette Dagri-DIABATE, President of the Rassemblement Des Républicains (RDR) in 2017. He was Diplomatic Advisor in 2018, with ambassadorial rank acquired in 2019. The great confidence expressed by the President of the Republic, His Excellency AlassaneOUATTARA, earned him the high office of Minister of Communication, Media and Francophony, Government Spokesman, in the government of Prime Minister Patrick Jérôme ACHI, since April 6, 2021. In the reshuffle of April 20, 2022, he was appointed head of the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, Government Spokesman. Member of the National Assembly: Minister Amadou is also a major social player, rehabilitating schools, health centers and village pumps. His considerable contribution to the emergence of talent in our country's arts and culture world has revealed his altruism and sense of sharing. It is thanks to his close ties with the community that Am'S, as he is known to the local population, was elected deputy for the Korhogo sub-prefecture constituency in the last legislative elections on March 6, 2021. Distinction: His personal merit and eminent services to the nation were rewarded through his elevation to the rank of Officer of the National Order of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire. He is also Commander of the Order of Merit of Communication in Côte d'Ivoire since May 2021.