H.E. YAHYA HADEMINE
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Yahya Ould Hademine has a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Montreal. In 1979 he became Head of Department of an operating steel mill in the National Industrial and Mining Company (SNIM). From 1985 to 1988 he was of Head of Department purchases for SNIM and in 1989, he became CEO of SAFA (A subsidiary of SNIM) before taking up the post of Director General of SMTA (Also a subsidiary of SNIM). He was appointed Minister of Equipment and Transport in December 2010 and became Prime Minister in 2014.