Olivier Yao, from Ivory Coast, has been appointed as the new World President of IFFD by the General Assembly held on 28th September. Mr Yao holds a Industrial Engineering Degree. He also received a Program Management Development Degree from MDE Business School Abidjan, affiliated to IESE Business School.
He is currently the logistics and export manager in a multinational chocolate manufacturer. In the past, he has worked for many years with Nestlé across many countries in Africa and then shortly in a commodity trading company.
With regards to his previous contribution to family enrichment, he has been the coordinator of activities for Famille et Education, the local branch of IFFD in Ivory Coast. He is also a member of the International Innovation Team for IFFD new background documentation in French. He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Marriage and Family Education from UIC.
He has been married for more than 20 years to his wife Arlette, with whom they have formed a large and joyful family.