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)



AU Commission Chairperson commends Equatorial Guinea’s acceptance to host 2015 AFCON

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has commended the Government of Equatorial Guinea for its strong show of African Solidarity demonstrated by its acceptance to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in January 2015.

Meyiwa shooting: CAF shocked, mourns South African goalkeeper

CAF president Issa Hayatou has expressed shock and dismay at the shooting to death of Orlando Pirates and South Africa national team goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa.

Hayatou granted audience by Cameroon President Biya

CAF President Issa Hayatou on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 held discussions with the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya on a wide range of issues related to the development of football.

Opening Speech of CAF President at the 20 September 2014 Press Conference at Addis Ababa

I welcome you in this magnificent setting of the headquarters of the African Union, which since last September 12 has been hosting the annual meetings of the Confederation of African Football.

Africa’s Support for the Candidacy of Joseph Sepp Blatter to the Office of FIFA President

We, members of the Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation and African members of the FIFA Executive Committee, meeting at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa

AFCON hosts announcement caps end of successful CAF annual meetings

The annual meetings of the Confederation of African Football ended Saturday night in Addis Ababa, with the announcement of three host nations for future AFCON tournaments the highlight of a successful fortnight of gatherings in the Ethiopian capital.

CAF President Hayatou confers with AU chief Dlamini Zuma

CAF President, Issa Hayatou on Thursday 18 September 2014, was received at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa by the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

AU, CAF share World Cup vision

AU, CAF share World Cup vision

20 September 2014

African Union chairperson Dr Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma says African nations should over the next decade work hard and aspire to win the FIFA World Cup. And CAF president Issa Hayatou says there was nothing stopping African nations from winning the FIFA World Cup in the coming 10 years. The FIFA World ...

CAF General Assembly responds to British Media

The Confederation of African Football issued a Resolution in response to the claims made by sections of the British Media with regards to the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid. For the Resolution please click here

CAF President and FIFA Vice President Mr Issa Hayatou's response to Sunday Times questions

On May 30, 2014 at 19:11, the Secretary General of CAF Hicham El Amrani received an email from Heidi Blake, with a description of being "Deputy Editor Insight" of the UK Sunday Times. Blake sought of the Secretary General to convey to Mr Hayatou an interview request and responses she had