Robert Beugré Mambé
Robert Beugré Mambé, 63, is the Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan since 2011. He is married, father of four children and a graduate of the 3rd European cycle.
He has been for many years Director of ministerial cabinets and has been assigned in a series of community projects by the World Bank. He was President of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the Republic of Ivory Coast before being appointed Governor in charge of bringing social cohesion and rebuild the Grand Abidjan.
Placing urban development to the service of humanity, he fights against poverty through social and economic projects of urban agriculture and agro-industry (such as construction of factories producing attiéké (steam cooked manioc), 3rd World Prize Metropolis Association (processing tomato paste) and creating the prize Alassane Ouattara Young Emerging Entrepreneur (fund of 200 million FCFA per year).
He revived the economic capital Abidjan around the emergence project of the President of the Republic, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, by launching works on roads, electrification, water supply, and education, at a cost of 53 billion CFA francs, in 2011. In 2015, he was on the list of "the 50 personalities that build the Ivory Coast," according to "Young Intelligent Africa". He was also designated as Best African who initiated the actions of local development for people.
He is Knight of Ivory Coast Order of Merit in 1988 and Officer of Aries Order in 2004. Mr. Robert Beugré Mambé is Vice-President of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), Vice President of Metropolis for Africa, Vice President of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities for Africa (AIVMP), which includes the cities of the world recognized by the UN as "Peace Messenger Cities", and Vice President of the International Association of Francophone Regions (AIRF).