Abdourahmane Cissé, born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is an Engineer and Economist.
He serves as the Côte d’Ivoire Budget Minister under Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.
A graduate engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris (France, X 2001) and the Institut Français du Petrole, his appointment on November 2013, at 32 years old, made him the youngest Minister in Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan’s government.
After earning a baccalaureate with high marks from the Lycée Moderne de Grand-Bassam, Abdourahmane Cissé successfully applied to the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris (X 2001), from which he graduated in 2004 with an engineering degree for Applied Mathematics.
That same year, he joined the joint program between the University of Oklahoma (USA) and the Institut Français du Petrole (IFP School). This resulted in his earning a master’s degree in Economic Science and Petroleum Resources Management.
In 2005, he was recruited by the famous Goldman Sachs International business bank in London (United Kingdom) gave the young technocrat unique exposure to international finance.
He successfully performed as a structuration-origination Analyst within the Raw Materials department; an Associate-Trader for structured products and a VP/Executive Director in charge of volatility trading and dividends pertaining to Euro zone indices.
He left Goldman Sachs International in 2011 and went back to Côte d’Ivoire, thereby answering President Alassane Ouattara’s call for the return of the Ivoirian diaspora.
In July 2012, Abdourahmane Cissé became Advisor to the President in charge of to Public Finances, and in 2013 he was Deputy Minister to the Minister in charge of the Economy and
Cisse is a member of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) representing Africa.