About

Luísa Dias Diogo

Advisory board member

Board Member of Big Win Philanthropy

Luísa Dias Diogo is the former Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Finance of Mozambique, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Absa Bank Mozambique, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Alliance, and a member of the Board of Directors of Total Energies.

Diogo was the first woman Prime Minister of Mozambique, between 2004 and 2010. Before this she was Minister of Planning and Finance for five years, a role in which she led the state reforms
and economic transformation of Mozambique. She took part in several programmes to bring international support to Mozambique, including working on the government’s plan to combat poverty and hunger.

As Minister of Planning and Finance she interacted with national and international partners, including bilateral and multilateral institutions, and NGOs. She was also a member of high-level panels established by the United Nations, African Union, and African Development Bank. During her political and professional careers she has also dedicated her time to promoting education for girls, and women empowerment.

She was recognised as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004, and also recognised as one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine in 2006 and 2008.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Absa Bank Mozambique, she has focused on leading the bank in expanding its business.

Under her leadership Absa tripled its profits in three years. Diogo was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Total Energies in Mozambique, and is a member of the advisory board of Big Win Philanthropy.