Singapore / Mali / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 23 February 2012

SINGAPORE, Singapore, February 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following foreign Head of Mission presented hiscredentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam in ceremony at the Istana today:

(a) The Ambassador of the Republic of Mali

His Excellency Ousmane Tandia




BORN:    19 April 1952, Kita (Kayes Region), Mali

AGE:    59


STATUS:    Married to Mrs Tiguida Diarra Tandia

Has two daughters and one son

EDUCATION:    Diploma of Basic School, Kita, Mali, 1959 – 1970

Badalabougou School, Bamako, Mali

Baccalaureate Philo-language (Diploma), 1970 – 1974

Higher Normal School (École Normale Supérieure, ENSUP) Bamako, Mali

Diploma l’ENSUP (Master), 1974 – 1978

University of Saarbruken, Federal Republic of Germany, 1981 – 1982

International Computing Laboratory and Intelligence Wall (LICI), Paris, Aug – Oct 1986

CAREER:    1978 – 1979    Professor of Secondary Education, Technical School,

Ministry of National Education, Mali

1979 – 1980    Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation International (DFAIC), Mali

1983 – 1985    Head of Section, Latin America Political Relations, Political Division, DFAIC, Mali

1986 – 1987 Directorate General of Political Affairs, Acting Head of Division, responsible for relations with countries in Europe and all of Americas, DFAIC, Mali

1987 – 1990 Directorate General of Political Affairs, Foreign Affairs Adviser & Division Chief, responsible for relations with countries in Europe and all of Americas, DFAIC, Mali

May – Dec 1991 Senior Counsellor, Head of Liaison Office, Embassy of Mali, Berlin

1991    Representative of Mali to the 35th Ordinary Session of International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

1992 – 1995    Senior Counsellor, Embassy of Mali, Bonn

1995 – 1998    Charge d` Affaires, Embassy of Mali, Pretoria

1998 – 1999    Assistant Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mali

2000 – 2002    Technical Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in charge of African Continent, Middle East and Americas

2002 – 2006    Chief of Protocol to the President of Mali

2006 – 2010    Ambassador to Libya with concurrent accreditation to Chad and Malta.

September 2010 to present    Ambassador to India

23 February 2012 to present    Ambassador to Singapore

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:    Assistant Secretary General, Association of Citizens and Supporters Circle, Kita (ADERSCK), 1988 – 1991

Administrative Secretary, Youth Movement for Development of Touba District, Banamba (MJDT), 1989 – 1991

AWARDS:    Decorated Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of the French Republic, 2003

Decorated Knight of the National Order, 2010

LANGUAGES:    English, French, German, Bambara, Sarakole and Malinke


Singapore – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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