Degree in Management, Université Paris Dauphine; MBA, George Washington University. March 1999, elected Member of Parliament for the first district of the province of Blitta (in the centre of Togo). Subsequently elected to chair the Commission for External Relations and Cooperation of the National Assembly. 2003, mandate was renewed. 2003, appointed Minister of Equipment, Mines, Posts and Telecommunications; oversaw the restoration of cooperation with the European Union. Since 2005, President of Togo, prioritizing Togo's economic development, peace and security and regional cooperation.