Mamadou Diallo
Deputy General Secretary

Mamadou Diallo was born in Dagana (Senegal) on 15 August 1954. After earning a master’s degree in philosophy and anthropology and the Certificat d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement Secondaire (secondary school teaching certificate) from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Dakar, he began working as a philosophy teacher at the Lycée Lamine Gueye (formerly Van Vo) in 1983. He went on to become Social Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Health and Social Action and Coordinator for the UNICEF/Senegalese government programme for "Children in Need", and then a member of the Economic and Social Council in the capacity of workers’ representative.

He became active in the trade union movement in 1981 when working as a trainee teacher.

After serving as the National Youth Secretary, then as Education and Training Officer, he became General Secretary of the SYPROS teachers’ union in 1995.

In 1996 he was elected Confederal Secretary in Charge of Administration of the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Sénégal (CNTS) and in 1999 went on to become Confederal Secretary for Education and Training and Director of the confederation’s National Workers’ Education Institute (INEFO).

He joined the ICFTU in Brussels in 2003 as the head of the Trade Union Development Cooperation and Education Unit.

Following the founding of the ITUC, he became the head of Trade Union Development Cooperation and Education, ITUC-Africa Coordinator and Director of the Human and Trade Union Rights Department.

He was elected Deputy General Secretary of the ITUC in December 2017.