Abdoulaye MAGASSOUBA, 43 was appointed Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea in January 2016. He is an economist with an extensive experience in key sectors of the Guinean economy including mining, energy and agriculture. He previously served as Advisor/Head of the Delivery unit at the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea from March 2013 to December 2015, where he was in charge of overseeing the implementation of National Priority Projects.
Before becoming a public servant, Mr. Magassouba worked as a Senior Auditor in the private sector for over 15 years. He served as Director for KPGM and Independent Consultant for SCADES. He has expertise in auditing, project design and implementation. He worked on the design and implementation of several projects and programs funded by multilateral donors, as regards to health, institutional capacity building and decentralization. He has been involved in the audit of various industries including mining, insurance, telecommunications, electricity, microfinance, trade and industry. Mr. Magassouba has undertaken frequent missions for several international organizations such as UNAIDS, the International Trade Center of the United Nations, the African Development Bank and International Expertise France. He also worked as a teaching & research assistant at the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, USA.
Mr. Magassouba completed a Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, with a Fulbright scholarship from the US government. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.