Yan Boni

Picture of Yan Boni

Nationality: Benin


More than 74 percent of voters voted in favor of Benin Yayi Boni on executive elections in this small West African country. Benin is now undergoing radical change the main actors in their domestic political arena - ending the era of the reign of Mathieu Kerekou, who has dominated politics in Benin last 30 years.

Yayi Boni was born in the central part of the country. Graduate degree in Economics from the National University of Benin in 1976, there was trained in the magistracy. In 1980-1981 he continued his education at the University of Dakar (Senegal). He specialized in banking. In 1986 he defended his thesis at the University of Orleans (France), in 1991 he became a doctor of economic sciences. Since 1980, he held several executive positions in the financial and banking institutions of West African States, he taught in the West African Banking financial education center in Dakar (Senegal) in 1992-1994 has been authorized by the President of Benin on the financial and banking affairs, member of the Presidential Committee for the economy countries. Since 1994 - President of the West African Development Bank. He has government awards of France, Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Niger, Senegal.

He is married and father of five children.