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)



Hayatou inducted into African Sport Hall of Fame

Dakar, 8 March 2015 – The President of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou will receive the trophy for his induction into the African Football Hall of Fame in the category of Best Leader on Monday, 9 March 2015, in the 2014.

Hayatou arrives in Algiers for CAF Super Cup

CAF President, Issa Hayatou has arrived in the Algerian capital, Algiers, ahead of the Orange CAF Super Cup 2014 clash between ES Setif (Algeria) and Al Ahly (Egypt) on Saturday, 21 February 2015 in Blida.


He has been already been with us for over 24 hours, but let me seize this ceremonial occasion to extend to the President of FIFA a warm welcome on African soil.


Bata, Equatorial Guinea, 7 February 2015 – The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has been honoured with the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Achievement by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on the occasion of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ho...

FIFA and CAF hand in hand

FIFA and CAF hand in hand

07 February 2015

FIFA and CAF on Saturday, 7 February 2015 in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) signed a major cooperation agreement to strengthen joint work for the development of football in Africa.

 Motion of support and solidarity to the President of the Confederation of African Football

The Executive Committee of CAF: Considering the significant advancements in the development of African football and the growing awareness CAF competitions whose numbers has increased from three (3) to eleven (11) since 1988 following the election of Issa Hayatou to the presidency of the Confedera...

Match statistics: Gabon vs Congo

Match statistics: Gabon vs Congo

CAF President determined to eradicate violence in African football

Cairo, November 25, 2014. Following the tragic incidents that resulted in the death of three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the end of a match of the local championship on Sunday, November 23 in Lubumbashi between FC St. Eloi Lupopo and Sangabalende of Mbuji-Mayi, the President of CAF...

 CAF mourns ex-Cameroon international Mezague

CAF president Issa Hayatou has expressed sadness at the death of former Cameroon midfielder Valery Mezague.

CAF mourns Guinean player Bangoura, to enhance investment in medical research

CAF president Issa Hayatou has expressed deep sorrow and sadness at the death of Guinean player Oumar Tourade Bangoura who died Saturday following a heart attack in Tunisia.