Ahmed Tidiane Souaré

Ahmed Tidiane Souaré
Prime Minister of Guinea
In office
23 May 2008 – 24 December 2008
PresidentLansana Conté
Moussa Dadis Camara
Preceded byLansana Kouyaté
Succeeded byKabiné Komara
Personal details

Ahmed Tidiane Souaré (born 1951[1]) is a Guinean political figure who was the Prime Minister of Guinea from May 2008[1][2] to December 2008, when he was replaced by Kabine Komara following a military coup d'état.

Career in state administration and the government

From 1989 to 1990, Souaré was a member of the monitoring committee for the implementation of economic, financial and administrative reforms at the Presidency of the Republic. He was then coordinator of the office for monitoring, evaluation, and control at the Presidency of the Republic from 1990 to 1994; he was also president of the committee for the importation of petroleum products, rapporteur of the state commission for the liquidation of ONAH-ASP, and vice-president of the technical committee on re-evaluation of state immovable assets (COTERI) at the Presidency of the Republic.[1]

Souaré was head of the cabinet of the Ministry of Economic and Financial Control in charge of the economic and financial coordination committee of the government from 1994 to 1996, then head of the cabinet of the Ministry Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of budget and the restructuring of the parastatal sector from 1996 to 1997. Subsequently, from 1997 to 2002 he was head of the cabinet of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as Administrator-General of SOTELGUI and vice-president of the interministerial committee monitoring the oil sector. He was appointed as Inspector-General of Finances on January 2, 2002; subsequently he headed the administrative council of OPG and was administrator of GUINOMAR.[1]

Souaré was appointed to the government as Minister of Mines and Geology on March 8, 2005,[1][3][4] and while serving in that position he was also appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG).[5] He was subsequently moved to the post of Minister of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research on May 29, 2006[1][6] and served in that post until March 2007,[7] when an entirely new government under Prime Minister Lansana Kouyaté was appointed.[8] Souaré was also President of the Guinean National Commission for UNESCO.[9]

In an audit made under Kouyaté into the government's financial management during the previous ten years, Souaré's name was included on a list of officials who were considered to be associated with the mismanagement of resources.[10]