Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Chairperson of the African Union Commission
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The Commission of the African Union serves as the AU's administrative branch, and as a secretariat of the Pan African Parliament. It consists of ten Commissioners, who hold individual portfolios. The Commission implements AU policies and coordinates the body's activities and meetings. The Commission elects its Chairperson to a four-year term.

List of Secretaries-general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and African Union (AU) Chairs of the Commission

Secretaries-general of the Organisation of African Unity
Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country
Kifle Wodajo (acting) 25 May 1963 21 July 1964  Ethiopia
Diallo Telli 21 July 1964 15 June 1972  Guinea
Nzo Ekangaki 15 June 1972 16 June 1974  Cameroon
William Eteki 16 June 1974 21 July 1978  Cameroon
Edem Kodjo 21 July 1978 12 June 1983  Togo
Peter Onu (acting) 12 June 1983 20 July 1985  Nigeria
Ide Oumarou 20 July 1985 19 September 1989  Niger
Salim Ahmed Salim 19 September 1989 17 September 2001  Tanzania
Amara Essy 17 September 2001 9 July 2002  Côte d'Ivoire
African Union (AU) Chairs of the Commission
Name Beginning of Term End of Term Country
Amara Essy (interim) 9 July 2002 16 September 2003  Côte d'Ivoire
Alpha Oumar Konaré 16 September 2003 28 April 2008  Mali
Jean Ping 28 April 2008 Present  Gabon

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