Mr. Adama N DIARRA holds a public law Master’s Degree from the National School of Administration of Mali. His rich and varied experience includes important and strategic positions in public, private, and community, at national and international levels in Mali. He is currently CEO of a Public Relations Company, SESAME. He is also, since 2009, an elected mayor of a local constituency of 18,000 habitants. Earlier in his career, Mr. Diarra was appointed Minister of Youth of the Republic of Mali.

Deeply engaged in civic activities he served as founding Member and Vice President of Malian National Consumers Association ASCOMA, Founding member and Secretary-General of Junior Chamber International Mali, Member of Lion’s Club, among others. Mr. Diarra has a lifelong passion for social activities. He served 15 years as Director of Agency for Social development, then National Solidarity Fund, dealing with poverty alleviation projects achievements directed towards the satisfaction of social and human needs. In collaboration with UNESCO,(Management of Social Transformation Program) MOST, he served as Permanent Secretary of the Forum of Minsters in Charge of Social Development of West African Countries.

Mr. DIARRA also chaired Mali Red Cross National Society for 12 years, then was elected for Africa Member of the Standing Commission of International Red Cross and Red Crescent, the highest deliberative body of the Movement. He is currently Mali Red Cross Honorary Chair. In 2012, he conducted the first humanitarian mission in the occupied city of Timbuctu amid Mali security crisis in the north of the country.