Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Degree in Accounting and Finance, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada; advanced degree in Business Management, University of Lomé, Togo. Formerly, United Nations Development Programme including: Member, Strategic Management Team; Director of Finance and Administration; 2003, Chief of Staff; 2005, UN Assistant Secretary-General; Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa. Since September 2008, Prime Minister of Togo. Member, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.