T. Jean de Dieu Somda, Special Representative of the SWAC President

 

Mr. Somda was appointed Special Representative of the SWAC President in February 2012 following a distinguished record of service in his native Burkina Faso and at the regional level. During his five years as Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission (2007-2012) Somda’s duties touched all operational aspects of the regional community with particular focus on programme monitoring and evaluation and the management of relations between the Commission and other ECOWAS institutions. Before joining the Commission, Somda served as junior minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation of Burkina Faso (2002-07) and a Managing Director of the Société Africaine de Services (SAS) (1988-2001). Mr. Somda holds a diploma in international public law from the University of Dakar as well as a master and a post-graduate degree in international public administration from the University Paris I.


T. Jean de Dieu Somda, Special Representative of the SWAC President

 

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