Hon. Minister of Economic Infrastructure
Federal Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Minister Achi started his career in 1983 with Arthur Andersen, in Paris, as a consultant. In 1988 he joined the Abidjan Office as Director in the Consulting Division covering operations in West and Central Francophone Africa.
In 1992 he opened up a consulting firm, Strategy & Management Consultants. He specifically worked as advisor to the Ministry of Finance contributing to the reform of the Public Finance Management System (1995-1997) and with the Minister of Energy (1997-1999) where he was in charge of the control of the concessionaire, the reform of the Energy sector and the development of the Azito Project, a $ 200,000,000 project which was one of the first West Africa Energy BOOT project.
In 2000 He was advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of the reform of the Cocoa sector. He was appointed in October of the same year as Minister of Economic Infrastructure and since then has been in charge of the Ports, Airports, Road and Water sectors. After twelve years as member of government, Minister Achi has developed an important knowledge of project finance and PPP's. In 2013, he was appointed as Champion Minister in charge of the flagship regional integration Project by African Union Ecowas and African Devolpment Bank.
Minister Achi holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from the National University of Côte d'Ivoire, a MS degree in EE (Electrical Engineering) from the Ecole Superieur d'Electricité de Paris (SUPELEC) and a MS in Management from Stanford University, CA.