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Diogo, Luisa Diogo, Luisa

Diogo, Luisa

Prime Minister of Mozambique (2004-2010)

Luisa Diogo is a former Prime Minister of Mozambique. She was the first woman to become Prime Minister in Mozambique.


Luisa Diogo received her B.A. in Economics from Maputo's Eduardo Mondlane University in 1983, and a Master's degree in Financial Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in 1992.


Luisa Dias Diogo was Prime Minister of Mozambique from 2004 to 2010. Before becoming Prime Minister in her country, she served as Minister of Planning and Finance for five years. During her turn, she led the process of economic reforms and transformation that required several changes in the delivery of support from the international community to Mozambican Development Plan, including the plan to combat poverty and hunger.


As a Minister of Planning and Finance, she had the opportunity to interact with International partners, including Bilateral and Multilateral Institutions, as well as NGOS, (Non-Government Organizations). Diogo was a Member of the High-level Panel of the United Nations, Panel of Wise of the African Union, and Panel of the Strategy of the African Development Bank.


During her professional career, Diogo was recognized by the Times Magazine in 2004, as one of the hundred most influential people in the world; and by the Forbes Magazine as one of the hundred most powerful women in the world, for two consecutive years (2006 and 2008).


As chair of Absa Bank Mozambique, she has focused on leading ABM to expand its business and to achieve its profits. Under her leadership, ABM triplicated the profits in 3 years. Luisa Diogo is also leading “Global Alliance”, an insurance company in Mozambique. Recently, Diogo was nominated a Non-Executive Director of Total Mozambique, SA.

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