Jean Omer Beriziky

Prime Minister of Madagascar (2011-2014)

Jean Omer Beriziky is a diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Madagascar from 2011-2014. Following a diplomatic career in which he served as the island's long-time ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, he was named as "consensus Prime Minister" by the President following a period of intense political unrest - a testament to his broad support and respect. He served as a non-partisan head of government, helping Madagascar to follow an agreed "roadmap" towards stability without partisan intentions. Originally a history professor, Beriziky studied at the Sorbonne and elsewhere in Paris.