Abdullah Hamdouk

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December 6, 2021

Abdullah Adam Hamdouk Adam (born January 1, 1956) has been the Prime Minister of Sudan since August 21, 2019. He previously served as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He has worked for some time as an economist and expert on public sector reform and management, and the management of democratic institutions and elections. Following the transfer of power from the Transitional Military Council to the Sudanese Governing Council, the Governing Council appointed Hamdouk as Prime Minister during the transitional period. He was sworn in on August 21, 2019. He was abducted during a military coup on October 25, 2021 and taken to an unknown location. He was re-appointed Prime Minister on November 21.

Education

He completed his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics at Khartoum University. He then received a master's degree in economics and a doctorate in the same field from the University of Manchester School of Economics in the United Kingdom.

Job records

Abdullah Hamdouk served in the Sudanese Ministry of Finance from 1981 to 1987. He then moved to Zimbabwe, where he worked for a private consulting firm until 1995. He then became a member of the International Labor Organization in the same country and worked with this international organization until 1997. After that, he worked for the African Development Bank in C عte d'Ivoire for about four years. He then joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa and held a number of positions, including Deputy Secretary-General. Since then, he has served as Senior Economist and Deputy Secretary-General of the African Economic Committee since 2011. In 2016, Ban Ki-moon, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, appointed him Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Prime Minister

Hamdouk was named in 2019 as one of the main candidates for the post of Prime Minister under the military council headed by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan during the protests of the Sudanese people, which led to the removal of Omar al-Bashir from the presidency. Following the transfer of power from the Transitional Military Council to the Sudanese Governing Council, the Governing Council appointed Hamdouk as Prime Minister during the transitional period. He was sworn in on August 21, 2019. He was abducted during a military coup on October 25, 2021 and taken to an unknown location.

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