President Macky Sall was born in Fatick, the town where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2012. Prior to becoming Prime Minister in 2004 he held various positions, including the Chief Executive Officer of the Senegalese National Oil Company (PETROSEN), Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics, Minister of Home Affairs and Local Collectivities. He acted as President of the Senegalese National Assembly from 2007 to 2008. Elected the fourth President of the Republic of Senegal in March of 2012, he took office on April 2, 2012.
Geological engineer and geophysicist by education He is a member of several national and international geologist and geophysicist associations.
Married to Marième Faye, President Macky Sall has two sons and one daughter.