Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, a national of the Republic of Niger is currently the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Mayaki was Prime Minister of Niger, from 1997 to 2000. Between 1996 and 1997 he was successively appointed Minister in charge of the African Integration and Cooperation and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He worked as a Professor of Public Administration in Niger and Venezuela. In August 2000, he set up the Analysis Center for Public Policy. Dr. Mayaki hold a Masters degree from the National School of Public Administration (Enap), Quebec, Canada and a PhD.