Former UNDP Associate Administrator, Zéphirin Diabré is a politician and businessman from Burkina Faso. He has been Chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regions, International and Marketing Department of Areva since February 2006. His mission is to conceive, develop, implement and monitor the group's expansion strategy, working in close collaboration with the group companies that are active in these regions. Before he enters UNDP in 1998, he was the economic adviser of the President of Burkina Faso. He is currently deputy and has occupied several ministerial positions in his country. Former student of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux and the Faculty of Economics and Management of Bordeaux, he holds a PhD in Management.