Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra

Former Transitional Prime Minister, Republic of Mali


Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra served as Transitional Prime Minister of Mali from April to December 2012. Prior to this, he served as Chairman of Microsoft Africa for five years. He is an aerospace engineer and has worked for Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories and NASA. In addition, he is Chairman of the Africa Legal Network and a board member of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Sweden.

Cheick Modibo is also a board member of the Goodwill Ambassador for Science, Technology and Enterprise programme as well as ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Dialogue between Cultures, Civilisations, and Religions.