Fatima Haram Acyl

Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl is currently the Vice-President of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), seconding the President in his functions to ensure smooth running of the Commission.

She was previously the Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union Commission (AUC).  During her time at the AUC, she  championed key elements of Agenda 2063, including preparing for the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and establishing the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) as an AUC institution. She is steadfastly committed to Africa’s structural transformation and has worked to advance trade, industry, and responsible mineral resource development as fundamental drivers of that transformation.

Before joining the Commission, she acquired a wide range of dynamic public and private sector experience. She served as: Director General of the Agricultural Bank of Chad; Director of Finance and Administration at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); Audit Manager at CroweChizek and Company LLC, Financial and Advisory Services, USA; and Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA.

Mrs. Acyl graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, US with an MBA in Finance, with Honors, and University of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with a B.S in Business Administration.  She is fluent in three international languages, English, French and Arabic.