Speakers and Bios

Mohamed Al Hacen Lebatt

Mohamed Al Hacen Lebatt, AUC Chairperson's principal strategic adviser and Envoy to Sudan, was born in Moritania on 25 July 1953. Lebatt graduated from Dakar University’s Business Administration and Law department, and then received his master’s degree from Toulouse University’s law school in 1983, and his doctoral degree in 1987. Since 1987, he has served as a Professor of Law at the University of Nouakchott, where he also was the President of the School of Social Sciences between 1987-1990. 

Lebatt served as Moritania’s Secretary-General for Human Rights, Head of the Democratic Constitution Writing Committee, Head of Legal and Judicial Committee of Maghreb Countries Parliament (CHOURA), and President of the University of Nouakchott. He was appointed as Foreign Minister in 1997-1998. His postings following this period include International Organisation of the Francophonie’s Special Envoy for Burundi Peace Process, Director of UN National Dialogue Office for Democratic Republic of Congo, Moritania’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, South Africa, Permanent Representative to the AU and ECA, International Adviser at the UNDP and UN Department of Political Affairs, AUC Chairperson’s Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the AU Mission for the Central African Republic and Central Africa (MISAC). Since 2018, Lebatt has been serving as AUC Chairperson's principal strategic adviser and Envoy to Sudan.

Mohamed Al Hacen Lebatt