Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo

Senior Advisor, Business Development Manager (Africa) UHNWIs & Corporate Relationships

Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo is a Burkinabé economist, diplomat and politician, with an impressive career in development, diplomacy and politics. Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo assists Idoneus in growing its presence with governments, UHNWIs and corporations throughout the African continent.

He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Burkina Faso, then as Special Advisor to the President of Burkina Faso and Member of Parliament to the Burkina Faso National Assembly in the Fifth Legislature of the Fourth Republic. 

In the international arena, he has served in various high-level functions for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP in several field offices in Africa). 

Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo was the first African to serve as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and then served as Senior Advisor for Africa to the President of the African Development Bank Group (ADB) and Special Advisor to the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for trade negotiations. 

Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo is an active consultant on international matters, road safety and the recreation industry. He is the General Administrator of ZOODO International, an international and strategic relations consulting firm that he founded in 2008. 

Several of Dr. Ablassé Ouédraogo’s distinctions include:

  • Officer of the National Order of Burkina Faso, December 1997 
  • Officer of the National Equatorial Order of Gabon, November 2000 
  • Commandeur of the National Order of Burkina Faso, December 2015