Julien Nkoghe Bekale

Julien Nkoghe Bekale
11th Prime Minister of Gabon
Assumed office
12 January 2019
President Ali Bongo Ondimba
Preceded by Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Personal details
Born (1958-08-23) August 23, 1958 (age 60)[citation needed]
Libreville, French Equatorial Africa (present day Gabon)
Political party Gabonese Democratic Party

Julien Nkoghe Bekale (born 23 August 1958[citation needed]) is a Gabonese politician who is currently the prime minister of Gabon. In the aftermath of the 2019 Gabonese coup d'état attempt, he was appointed prime minister by president Ali Bongo Ondimba[1] on 12 January 2019.

Political career

Bekale is a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party. He has served ministerial positions under both Ali Bongo and Omar Bongo, such as minister for oil, gas, and hydrocarbons[2] in 2009 and for transport and equipment in 2011.[3][4]

Prime Minister of Gabon

After taking office as prime minister, Bekale has named Emmanuel Norbert Tony Ondo Mba as the new energy minister, but did not make other changes to the government.[5] He made the announcement naming his complete government on 12 January 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.[6]


  1. ^ "Gabon: Julien Nkoghe Bekale becomes the new Prime Minister". January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gabon names new Prime Minister as Bongo seeks return to stability". January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Ondo, Albertine (January 12, 2019). "Portrait de Julien Nkoghe Bekalé, le nouveau ministre premier ministre du Gabon". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Mpiga, Herve (May 15, 2018). "[Série] Portrait de Julien Nkoghe Bekale, le nouveau ministre des PME et de l'Artisanat, un secteur crucial pour la création d'emplois au Gabon". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. ^ de Bassompierre, Leanne; Mbog Batassi, Eric (January 13, 2019). "Gabon's New Prime Minister Forms Government After Coup Attempt". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gabon : L'équipe complète du gouvernement Julien Nkoghé Békalé". January 13, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Prime Minister of Gabon