Moustapha BEN BARKA
Mr. Moustapha Ben Barka is the Vice-President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD)based in Lomé, Togo.
He currently chairs the Executive Committee of the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (based in Nairobi, Kenya), the Board of the SICAV-Abdou Diouf, an investment fund (based in Cotonou, Benin) and dedicated to the West Africa region. He is a board member of various entities active in Africa, mainly in transport, insurance and finance.
From 2013 to 2020, he held several high positions at government level in Mali, first, as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in charge of Investment Promotion and Private Sector, then as Minister of Industry and Investment Promotion. In 2015, he joined the Office of the President of the Republic of Mali, as Deputy Secretary General and afterwards as Minister, Secretary General, overseeing and coordinating the activities of the President of Mali.
Prior to joining the civil service and government, Mr. Ben Barka worked in the private sector from 2000 to 2013. Firstly, in Canada, where he gained substantial experience at the National Bank of Canada as Analyst, Senior Analyst and Internal Auditor in the Treasury and Financial Markets Department.
With the resolve and willingness to returnin Africa and contribute to its development, he joined in 2007 Blackpearl Finance, an investment bank based in Senegal, as a Director in charge of project and structured finance.Mr. Ben Barka holds an Executive MBA from Université du Québec àMontréal, a Graduate Certificate from McGill University, and a Bachelor degree in Finance and International Business from HEC Montréal. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
In 2015, the World Economic Forum designated him as Young Global Leaders. Furthermore, in 2018, he was conferred the title of Officer of the National Order of Mali.
Moustapha Ben Barka is married with two children.