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Amb. Marianne Odette Bibalou Bounda


Marianne Odette Bibalou Bounda completed a master’s degree (English and Spanish) at the Université Omar Bongo in Libreville and received diplomas from the Gabonese Administrative College and the Escuela Diplomática de Madrid. Bibalou Bounda is a professional diplomat and was the first member of the Embassy Council from 1994 to 2000 and ad interim chargé d'affaires at the Gabon Embassy in Egypt in 1995. In 2000, she moved to the Embassy in Madrid. From 2004 to 2005, she served as Jean Ping’s deputy cabinet chief during the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly. She then took over the position of Permanent Representative to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, where she was also responsible for consular tasks. Bibalou Bounda went to the United Nations in New York in 2009 as Deputy Permanent Representative, where she became Executive Vice President ad interim 2014. In 2015 she moved to the United Nations in Geneva as Permanent Representative of Gabon and the following year to the United Nations in Vienna. Marianne Odette Bibalou Bounda was accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Gabonese Republic in Germany on 8 February 2019.

Bibalou Bounda speaks French, English and Spanish. She is married and has three children.



The relations of friendship and cooperation between Gabon and Germany go back to the 1960s.

The Gabonese embassy in Germany has been based in Berlin since 1998 and maintains bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as representing Gabonese interests in Germany.The building also contains the Gabonese Consular Department.

Today relations between Gabon and Germany are leading to concrete political, cultural, scientific and economic cooperation, indicated in the promising partnership of the two countries at the United Nations.