Name : AHMAD
Born on : 30 décembre 1959 



- 1966 to 1972: Primary School of Tambohorano

- 1973 to 1979: Maintirano High School

- 1979 to 1981: Preparatory Course in Public and Private Law

- 1981 to 1986: Ecole Normale Supérieure - University of Tananarive - EPS

- 2005 to 2006: University Claude Bernard of Lyon 

Additional training 

- Management and Marketing of Sport by CONFEJES

- Sports Administration by Solidarité Olympique

- 3rd Degree Federal Coach by FMF 

Academic qualifications

- CEPE in 1972

- BEPC in 1976

- PRE BAC in 1978

- BAC A2 in 1979

- CAPEN (Masters) in EPS in 1986

- MASTER 2 in Sport Management, Specialty «Management of Organizations» 

Professional Experience 

- 1986/1988: Professor of EPS at the CEG of Tambohorano

- 1988/1989: Professor of EPS at the Technical School of Mahajanga

- 1989/1990: Coach of the Football club AC SOTEMA

- 1988/1993: Attaché of Direction to the company PROBO

- 1988/1993: Head of Sports Department, Mahajanga

- 1988/1993: Regional Technical Advisor for Football

- 1993/1994: Director of Population and Social Development, Ministry of Population

- 1994/1995: Member of the Government in charge of the Department of Sports

- 1995/1996: Technical Advisor to the National Assembly

- 1996/1998: Chief of Staff of the Minister for Fisheries and Fishery Resources

- 1998/2002: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Commercial Corporation


- 2003 to 2007: Professor in sport legislation and sports marketing at the Académie Nationale des Sports

- 2014 to 2016: Minister of Fishery Resources and Fisheries

- 2016 to date: Senator of Madagascar (Vice-President of the Senate)


Seminars and  Researches


- Preparatory Meeting for the World Summit on Social Development at the United Nations - New York / 1993

- Establishment of the Population Commission in the OAU - Addis Ababa / 1993

- International Conference on Population and Development - Cairo, 1994

- Brief on the Study of the contribution of Physical and Sports Activities on the fight against drugs in adolescents (End of studies at ENS 1986)

- National Conference for the implementation of studies on NGOs in Madagascar (World Bank Financing 1993)

- Chairman of the Reflection Committee on Malagasy Football in 2003

- Memorandum for the Diploma MASTER MOS "What Strategic Plan for a National Autonomous Football Federation in a Developing Country". 

Other Activities

- Founder of the Regional Games in Madagascar (Melaky game in 1989)

- Deputy Secretary General of the Mahajanga Football League (1988/1993)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Handball Federation (2000/2003)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Sport for All Federation (since 2000)

- Member of the International Federation of Sports Cinema and Television (since 2000)

- President of the Malagasy Football Federation (2003/2017)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Olympic Committee (2005-2011)

- President of the Association of Melaky Managers

- Member of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)

- Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Appeals Board

- Reorganization of the elections of the Malagasy Olympic Committee in January 2011, following the defection of the former President.

- Member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (2013/2017)

- President of CAF (2017 to date)

- Vice-President of FIFA (2017 to date) 


- Malagasy: Spoken and Written

- French: Spoken and Written

- English: Spoken and Written (intermediate)



Ahmad is new CAF President

Ahmad has been elected CAF President for a four year term in what was the highpoint of the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held on Thursday

39th Ordinary General Assembly : SPEECH BY MR ISSA HAYATOU

May I, first and foremost, thank Ethiopian authorities, the African Union and the Ethiopian Football Federation, which is hosting us today, for the support and efforts made toward the success of this event.

60 th anniversary CAF Official dinner : Speech of Mr. ISSA HAYATOU

I would like, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, to thank you for the honour you have given to the Confederation Africaine de Football, with your presence at this dinner which has a singular symbolic value. It marks the opening of the 39th Ordinary General Assembly of CAF, and...

Speech by CAF President at the Inauguration of St.-George Football Academy

Speech by CAF President at the Inauguration of St.-George Football Academy

Hayatou Confers with Zambian President

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou has met with Zambian President Edgar Lungu and promised that Zambia may get a chance to host the Africa Cup of Nations earlier than the 2025 window if any of the already guaranteed hosts withdraws.

From Zambia to Niger

From Zambia to Niger

13 March 2017

Niger has officially taken over the mantle as host of the next edition of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in 2019

Hayatou congratulates new Libya Federation president El Jaafri

CAF President Issa Hayatou has congratulated Jamal Saleh El Jaafri on his election as president of the Libya Football Federation (LFF) on a four year team.

CAF expresses satisfaction with organization

The Confédération Africaine de football (CAF) has expressed satisfaction with the organization of the ongoing Total U-20 Africa

CAF President receives support from Jacob Zuma

On the morning of Saturday, 18 February 2017, President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, received the president of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou at his residence in Pretoria.

Glo-CAF Awards 2016 ceremony: SPEECH OF MR. ISSA HAYATOU

First and foremost, on my behalf and the entire African football family, I present my best wishes for the year 2017 to everyone present here, and to all those watching on TV.