Amadou Boubacar Cissé
Amadou Boubacar Cissé is the former Prime Minister of Niger, serving briefly in 2005 and from December 1996 to November 1997, and now works as Vice President for Operations at the Islamic Development Bank. Cissé has been widely named as a likely candidate in Niger's 2011 presidential elections. Cissé grew up in Niger and was educated as an engineer and economist, earning a PhD in civil engineering. He began working for the World Bank in 1982, where he was a World Bank representative in African countries and an advisor to the vice president for the Africa region. Cissé has also served as Niger's Senior Minister of Finance, Economic Reforms and Planning. He participated in the symposium on “Global Development and Faith-Inspired Organizations in the Muslim World,” co-sponsored by the Berkley Center, in December 2007.