Yao, Koffi - from Côte d’Ivoire
Country of meeting: in the year 1996-1997
Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Planning and Development of Côte d’Ivoire since March 2016, Yao Koffi previously worked as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic issues and was in charge of relations with development partners.
Yao Koffi began his professional career as a lecturer at the University of Arizona and at the University of Abidjan. He has held high office in the International Monetary Fund where he was Senior Economist at the African Department of the IMF, subsequently, he was Advisor to the IMF Administrator for Francophone Africa and IMF Administrator for Francophone Africa himself.
He has also been IMF Resident Representative in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Togo and Burundi. Yao Koffi holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona (USA) and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of the State of New York (USA).
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