Younouss Djibrine's candidacy for the post of deputy director-general of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has been endorsed by the African Union. During the election, which will take place during the 27th UPU Congress from 9 to 27 August 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Cameroonian will face three other candidates presented by Argentina, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Younouss Djibrine was the secretary-general of the Pan-African Postal Union (inter-governmental institution of the African Union) from 2012 to 2020 and former representative of Cameroon in the UPU Council of Administration.
In addition to a rich career in the senior administration of his country, he claims about 40 years of multidimensional professional experience in operations, regulation, and the development of national and international sectoral policies.
Presented as a "veritable living postal library," the AU candidate also boasts a high-level multi-trade professional qualification (postal, parcel, financial services, logistics, postal accounting, etc.). The 64 year-old is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Postes et Télécommunications in Yaoundé, the Evry Management Institute and the Université de la Poste d'Orléans in France, as well as the Institut Supérieur de Management Public in Yaoundé.
If elected, Younouss Djibrine pledges to guarantee "universal access to basic services of the digital economy for all citizens of the world through a fully electrified and connected postal network.