Assistant Secretary-General: Mr Norbert Richard IBRAHIM
Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Department of Political Affairs and Human Development – Citizen of the Republic of Madagascar.
A diplomat by profession, Dr. Norbert Richard Ibrahim studied at the Law Faculties of Antananarivo, Paris XI and Aix-en-Provence. He is also a graduate of the Diplomatic Section of the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris (IIAP). He has held key positions in the Malagasy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably dealing with the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union and the Francophonie.
In Madagascar, he was designated as the UN focal point for counter-terrorism and participated in political crisis resolution processes in the region. He has also contributed to various initiatives aimed at developing regional cooperation and integration in Africa.
As Minister Counselor and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Madagascar in Brussels from 2005 to 2020, he was an active member of the Drafting Committee of the revised Georgetown Agreement. He also actively participated in the work of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in Brussels, particularly during the Malagasy Presidency of the Francophonie Summit and took part in the negotiations of the new OACPS-EU Partnership Agreement.