Chairperson of the African Union Commission

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Chairperson of the
African Union Commission
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Moussa Faki Mahamat.jpg
Moussa Faki

since 14 March 2017
African Union Commission
AbbreviationAUC Chairperson
Reports toAU Executive Council
SeatAU Office Complex,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AppointerAU Assembly
(elected by the AU Executive Council)
Term length4 years (renewable once)
Constituting instrumentConstitutive Act of the AU (article 20)
PrecursorSecretary General of the Organisation of African Unity
Inaugural holderAlpha Oumar Konaré
Formation16 September 2003
Salary$186,921 (per annum)[1]

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission is the head of the African Union Commission.[2] On January 30, 2017, it was announced that Chad's Moussa Faki would become the further Chairperson.[3]



No. Portrait Chairperson Took Office Left Office Country Region
Essy.jpg Amara Essy
9 July 2002 16 September 2003  Ivory Coast West Africa
1 Konare27022007.jpg Alpha Oumar Konaré 16 September 2003 28 April 2008  Mali West Africa
2 Jean Ping 080202-F-1644L-081 0YWDF.jpg Jean Ping 28 April 2008 15 October 2012  Gabon Central Africa
3 Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 2014.png Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 15 October 2012 14 March 2017  South Africa Southern Africa
4 Moussa Faki Mahamat.jpg Moussa Faki 14 March 2017 Incumbent  Chad Central Africa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ African Union (1 July 2017). "DECISIONS, DECLARATIONS & RESOLUTION" (PDF). Addis Ababa. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2022. Chairperson of the AUC Commission be calculated at D2 Step 10 monthly basic salary (US$10,384.50) increased by 50%, i.e. (US$10,384.5x1.50) = US$15,576.75
  2. ^ "AU: The Commission". African Union. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ "African Union votes to readmit Morocco". BBC News. 30 January 2017.