Adama Sangaré has been mayor of Bamako, the capital of Mali, since July 6, 2007. Upon taking office, he expressed great ambitions for the Bamako district, which he hoped to propel into the 21st century.
His colleagues’ confidence won him seats on decision-making bodies of the Association internationale des maires francophones (AIFM), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and METROPOLIS.
From 1998 to 2007, he was in turn third assistant, second assistant and then head of Vital Statistics of the Census and of Administrative and Legal Affairs of Commune III, as well as chair of the District’s Twinning and Cooperation Commission.
In addition to his political appointments, Sangaré also served as teaching assistant at Mali’s National School of Administration, representative of AFRIDRA-ONG Paris to Bamako, attorney at Ousmane Dicko and social security inspector for the Directorate General of INPS.
Sangaré has a master’s of law from the National School of Administration and a master’s of business administration (MBA) from the École des sciences de la gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM).