Mahammed Dionne

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Mahammed Dionne
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Prime Minister of Senegal
Assumed office
6 July 2014
President Macky Sall
Preceded by Aminata Touré
Personal details
Born (1959-09-22) 22 September 1959 (age 58)
Gossas, French Sudan (now Senegal)
Political party Independent
Alma mater National Conservatory of Arts
and Crafts

Pierre Mendès-France University
Religion Islam

Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne (born 22 September 1959) is a Senegalese politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Senegal since 6 July 2014. He is the third prime minister appointed by President Macky Sall. Dionne served at the Central Bank of West African States, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ONUDI),[1] and as the President's adviser[2] before his appointment as prime minister. He is a computer engineer by training.[1]

Early life

Dionne was born on September 22, 1959, in Gossas. When his mother gave birth to him, she took refuge in a locality where her grandmother lived. His father worked as a police commissioner.[3]

Political career

Dionne worked as an engineer specializing in applied economics, and worked in a West African bank and as head of the Economic Office at the Senegalese Embassy in France.[4] He was Director of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Macky Sall from 2005 to 2007, and when Sall moved to the post of President of the National Assembly in 2007–2008, Dionne continued working under Sall in the same capacity.[5] Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, he served from March to July 2014 as Minister for the Implementation of the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE), a economic and social development plan to make the country an emerging economy by 2035.

He headed the national candidate list of Benno Bokk Yaakaar, the coalition supporting President Sall, in the July 2017 parliamentary election.[6] Following the victory of Benno Bokk Yaakaar, President Sall reappointed Dionne as Prime Minister on 6 September 2017.[7]


  1. ^ a b Ba, Diadie; Bate Felix (Jul 6, 2014). "Technocrat Mohammed Dionne named Senegal's prime minister: state tv". Reuters. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Presidential aide named Senegal's new PM". Al Jazeera. 10 Jul 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "De son enfance à sa nomination comme Pm : La face cachée de Mohammad Dionne" (in French). Dakar Actu. 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mohamed Dionne, l'homme de confiance du Président Macky Sall" (in French). VIP 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Benjamin Roger, "Sénégal : Mahammed Dionne, le parcours sans-faute de l’homme du président", Jeune Afrique, 13 September 2017 (in French).
  6. ^ "Législatives : Les listes de Benno Bokk Yaakaar", Seneweb, 10 June 2017 (in French).
  7. ^ "Sénégal : Macky Sall reconduit son Premier ministre", Jeune Afrique, 6 September 2017 (in French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Aminata Touré
Prime Minister of Senegal
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