Barthélémy Kéré

Maître Barthélémy KERE is the founder of the Law Firm that bears his name since January 1993.

In 2003, he was elected President of the Bar Association of Burkina Faso for a three-year term. Under his mandate, the Autonomous Fund for the Financial Regulations of Lawyers (CARPA) was created as a fundamental institution of transparency in the management of the funds of clients held by lawyers.

In 2006, he was nominated as a Member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of Burkina Faso under the Catholic Community; On August 1st 2011 he is elected President of this Institution. In the logic of its participation as a member, it operates reforms to make even more credible the CENI, the Ad Hoc Election Management Body: it bravely takes the initiative for the establishment of the initial biometric electoral file of Burkina Faso Faso.

Maître Barthélemy KERE has carried out missions abroad for the observation of the elections and for the exchange of experiences in the field of electoral management; he took part in meetings organized among others by ECOWAS, La Francophonie and the World Association of Election Management Bodies (A-WEB).

Maître Barthélemy KERE graduated from Criminology Sciences at the University of Bordeaux (France). He has been an Arbitrator at the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center of Ouagadougou (CAMC-O) since 2008. In this capacity, he handled and rendered various sentences in the cases entrusted to him by the Center in 2009 and 2011. .

In June 2012, he was appointed Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) of Paris, for the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.

Maître Barthélemy KERE writes and speaks well in French and English.