Charles Banny

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Date of Birth: 11/11/1942

Age: 74

Place of birth: Diva

Nationality: Cote d`Ivoire


In Cote d`Ivoire, split into two parts controlled by government forces and rebels, was appointed prime minister of the transitional period. He became manager of the Central Bank of West African States, Charles Konan Banny, known as a brilliant technocrat. Now he makes the first steps in politics.

The son of a planter of ethnic Baule was born November 11, 1942 in Diva, 180 kilometers northwest of Abidjan. He graduated in Abidjan. This diploma has opened the door for him the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Paris, where he received his diploma in 1968. Then he returned to his homeland, where he heads a mission to stabilize and support prices for agricultural products. This organization has the money from the sale of cocoa, the production of which the country ranks first in the world. In 1970 he moved to Paris, where he has been General Secretary of the Inter-African Coffee Organization. In 1976, it begins its activities in Central Bank of West African States, which makes a brilliant career.

Married, father of four children.