Nationality: Côte d'Ivoire
Date of Birth: 11.12.51
Mother tongue: French
Other languages: English
Place of Residence: Côte d'Ivoire

Confederation represented

CAF

FIFA Ex-Co member since
2007

Other functions in football
President of the Ivorian FA since 2002
President of the Union of West African Member Associations since April 2004.

Occupation
Financial manager

Professional career
Financial manager since 1978 for various multinational companies and the Ivorian administration.

Hobbies
Music and dance

What does football mean to you?
Friendship, joy, companionship

Which football club did you support as a child?
ASEC Abidjan

Did you ever have an idol in football?
Pele

What is your fondest footballing memory?
The moment my country qualified for Germany 2006

What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
The final of the CAF African Cup of Nations in 1995 when ASEC Abidjan were defeated by ASEC Mimosas.

Côte d'Ivoire's 3-2 defeat to Cameroon on 4 September 2005 in the qualifiers to Germany 2006