Mr. Niankoro Yeah Samake serves as the second Malian Ambassador to the Republic of India. He was nominated by the Malian President His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in May 2015. On September 2, 2015 Ambassador Samake presented to His Excellency, Shri Pranab Mukherjee his letters of credence.

He is also accredited to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of Bhutan, Kingdom of Malaysia, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Kingdom of Thailand.

Ambassador Samake has a distinguished career in the private and public sectors. From 2009 until his appointment as Ambassador he served as Mayor of the city of Ouelessebougou, a municipality in Mali, consisting of a population of 55000+ people. For the past 10 years, his commitment to improving rural conditions in Mali and development expertise has allowed him to serve in the capacity of Director/Consultant to the Empower Mali foundation and other foundations. He has also served as a Special Envoy to two Prime Ministers during which time he shared the political and social perspectives of the Malian government with multilateral/bilateral partners.

He brings to the post his experience in diplomacy, international development and a commitment to strengthen ties between the Republic of Mali and the governments of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Thailand.

Ambassador Samake holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA and a Bachelors degree from École Normale Supérieure in Bamako, Mali. He and his wife Marissa have have two children.

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