Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano
  • Chairperson, Africa Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government, South Africa

Faculty of Medicine in Lisbon and Poitiers. Founder Member, Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and member of its leading committees; Secretary to President, FRELIMO; 1968-69, Member, Central Committee; Political and Military Committee; Representative in Tanzania. Former Secretary to the Department of Security. 1974, took part in negotiations leading to Accords de Lusaka. 1974, Prime Minister of transition government. 1975-86, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 1977, Member, Central Committee, Parti Frelimo; Deputy of Popular Assembly and Permanent Commission; 1986, 1989 and 1991, elected President, Parti Frelimo; 1986-2004, President of Mozambique: Non-Executive Director, African Rainbow Minerals: since 2006, Independent Non-Executive Director, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), South Africa. Non-Executive Director, Harmony. Recipient of awards: Chatham House Prize (2006); inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership (2007).