Fellowship Year: 2016
Nationality: Chad
Job Title: Interim Prime Minister
Organisation: Transitional Government of Chad


Job Title: Interim Prime Minister

Organisation: Transitional Government of Chad

Professional History: Succès Masra PhD is the interim Prime Minister of Chad, a position he was appointed to by transitional President General Mahamat Idriss Deby. The appointment was made on 1 January 2024. Succès is the president of The Transformers party and has been a long-time opponent of the Deby dynasty. He returned to Chad in November after reaching an agreement with its military leaders. He went into exile after the October 2022 protests that broke out after the military regime extended by two years an already 18-month transition that was supposed to culminate in elections and the return to power of a civilian government.

Outside of politics, Succès launched the leadership and entrepreneurship platform, Generation ABCD, the day Nelson Mandela passed away, with the objective of promoting Mandela's legacy among the younger generation of Chadian and African future decision-makers. He is a serial entrepreneur and writer, trained in political sciences, finance, and governance at Sciences Po Paris. Succès' Ph.D. in Economics at Paris School of Economics was on “Africa facing the Challenges of the Post-Oil Economy: the role of Development Financial Institutions in Promoting Renewable Energy”. Succès was the Financial Economist of the Moroccan Ouarzazate Solar Project, which is currently the biggest CSP solar project in the world and is involved in the team in charge of the development of the Pan-African Inga Mega Hydroelectric Project.

Succès' has previously served on the Presidential Task Force to help deliver universal access to electricity in Africa by 2025, with a focus on the development of renewable energies, and the implementation of the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). Succès has been a Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris; a contributor to major reports like the 2013-2015 African Competitiveness Report; and, the French Presidential Report on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms for Paris COP21. He is the lead author of The Rainbow Heirs of Madiba, a compilation by 27 young leaders published in 2016 to promote Nelson Mandela's legacy and seeking a peaceful and tolerant World.

Succès is a former Senior Advisor to the President of the African Business Club; cofounded the African Week of Sciences Po Paris; a mentor of many Chadian Mandela Washington Fellows; and a mentor of Young Blind Chadians of the Center for Young Blind People. He is a recipient of the Best Leadership Initiative of the Paris 2016 Global Leadership Programme, Winner of the Eloquence Contest of University (Yaounde, Cameroon), Former UNICEF Peace Ambassador for Secondary Schools (CCL, Sarh, Chad), and Former Editor in Chief of the University Newspaper ( UCAC, Cameroon).

Academic and professional credentials: Master of Finance & Accounting from The Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaounde, Cameroon)
Master of Management from The Catholic University of France
Master of Strategy at Sciences Po, Paris
Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics at the Sorbonne



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