Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

Mr. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed MS

Mr. Ould Ahmed MS, a national of Mauritania, holds a B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences, Tunis, a Master’s degree in Economic Sciences (Development Economics) from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and an International Degree in Public Administration from the National School of Administration (ENA), Paris, France. Mr. Ould Ahmed MS started his professional career in 1985 with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mauritania. He occupied several important official positions in Mauritania where he served successively as Director of planning, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Minister of Fisheries and high commissioner for human rights and poverty alleviation, a position he held until September 2001. From 2002 to April 2003, he worked as international consultant on development matters.Mr. Ould Ahmed MS joined FAO in May 2003. He served successively as FAO Representative in Lebanon, Togo, Egypt, and as Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations in Geneva. Since October 2012 Mr. Ould Ahmed has served as Assistant-Director General & Regional Representative for the Regional Office for the Near East.