Alassane Ouattara Biography
Alasane Ouattara is an Ivorian politician who has been President of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) since 2010. An economist by profession, Ouattara worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Central Bank of West African States (French: Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, BCEAO), and he was the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire from November 1990 to December 1993, appointed to that post by President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Ouattara became the President of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), an Ivorian political party, in 1999.
Alassane Ouattara Age
Alassane Ouattara was born on 1 January 1942, in Dimbokro, Côte d’Ivoire. He is 80 years old.
Alassane Ouattara Height
Ouattara stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Alassane Ouattara Family
Alassane was born and raised in Dimbokro, Côte d’Ivoire by his loving and caring parents Nabintou Cissé and Dramane Ouattara.
Alassane Ouattara Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Dominique Ouattara. The couple is blessed with two children Dramane Ouattara and Fanta Ouattara.
Alassane Ouattara Salary
Alassane receives an annual salary of $167,841.00 per year.
Alassane Ouattara Net Worth
Ouattara has an estimated net worth of $185 million.
Alassane Ouattara Career
In April 1990, the IMF under the Structural Adjustment Program forced the Ivorian President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, to accept Ouattara as Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Coordination of the Stabilization and Economic Recovery Programme of Côte d’Ivoire. While holding that position, Ouattara also remained in his post as BCEAO Governor.
He subsequently became Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire on 7 November 1990, still under the IMF imposition, after which Charles Konan Banny replaced him as Interim BCEAO Governor. He also held the position of Minister of Economy and Finance from October 1990 to November 1993.
While serving as Prime Minister, Alassane also tried, illegally and against the constitution, to carry out presidential duties for a total of 18 months, including the period from March to December 1993, when Houphouët-Boigny was ill. Houphouët-Boigny died on 7 December 1993, and Ouattara announced his death to the nation, saying that “Côte d’Ivoire is orphaned”.