The President of The Republic of Mali


Retired Colonel Major and former Minister of Defense in 2014, Mr. Bah N’DAW was appointed on September 21, 2020 as Transitional President of Mali by a committee set up by the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), headed by Colonel Assimi GOITA. This designation follows the resignation of the former President of the Republic, Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA, announced following the day's events of August 18, 2020. Mr. Bah N’DAW was invested President of the Transition, Head of State, September 25, 2020 at the Bamako International Conference Center after having sworn in before the Supreme Court for a period of 18 months.

Born on August 23, 1950 in San, (Ségou region in Mali), Mr. N’DAW had a brilliant career in the Air Force before asserting his rights to the retirement. After his baccalaureate, he was incorporated as a volunteer in Army on June 1, 1973. In March 1976, the young N’DAW soldier, alias "The Large, "joins the all-new Air Force Unit. Patent holder of higher military studies in France, he is also patented from the War School (CID) in 1994.

Former Aide de Camp of General Feu Moussa TRAORÉ, former President of the Republic then Deputy Chief of Staff of Aviation under the Presidency of Alpha Oumar KONARÉ from 1992 to 2002, Bah N’Daw was formed in Union Soviet. Graduated from the 7th promotion (1973) of the Combined Arms Military School (EMIA) from Koulikoro, the native of San (Ségou region) had a rich military career. He was successively Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Guard, Director of the Military Engineering, Head of Defense Cabinet at the Prime Minister's Office, Director General of Armed Forces Equipment, Project Manager at the Ministry of Defense and Veterans. In 2008, Colonel-Major Bah N’DAW held the post Director of the National Office for retired military veterans and war victims (ONAC) before being appointed then Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs in 2014. Officer of the National Order, he was also decorated with the Medal of Military Merit and that of National Merit. Mr. Bah N’DAW speaks French, Russian, English and Bamanan.