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)



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CAF President congratulates Mali and Nigeria starlets

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Cameroon honour for Hayatou

Cameroon honour for Hayatou

02 November 2015

Acting FIFA President, Issa Hayatou was on Monday, 2 November 2015 honoured at a well attended ceremony at the Yaoundé Sports Complex.

CAF and IFAP Sports Contractually Bound Till 2028

Cairo, 27 October 2015. The Confederation of African Football and IFAP Sports have extended for 12 years the contract on the commercialisation of media and marketing rights of the following competitions:

Hayatou cheered by CAF staff

Cairo, October 23, 2015 – Acting FIFA President and CAF President, Issa Hayatou arrived today at the headquarters of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) in 6 October City, located on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. It was his first appearance since the implementation of th...

Issa Hayatou acting FIFA President (Fifa Statement)

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CAF Executive Committee pronounces on the FIFA situation

Cairo, 6 August 2015 - The Executive Committee of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) at a meeting today at its headquarters in Cairo, mandated CAF President, Issa Hayatou, to conduct the necessary consultations with other Confederations’ presidents in connection with the ongoing reforms ...

Message of comfort from CAF President to Bhebey Ndey

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Accreditation for African Games Congo 2015 draw

The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the draw of the African Games Congo 2015 opens from Monday, 29 June 2015 to Tuesday, 7 July 2015.

Death of Nigerian Player in Malaysia Afflicts CAF President

David Oniya, 30, died last Saturday, 13 June 2015, in Kota Bharu - Malaysia. According to Agence France Presse, quoting the local press, the centre midfielder from Nigeria collapsed just three minutes after the start of the friendly match that pitted his club, T-Team, against Kelantan, in Kota Bharu...