Chairperson of the
African Union Commission
Moussa Faki
since 14 March 2017
African Union Commission
AbbreviationAUC Chairperson
Reports toAU Executive Council
SeatAU Office Complex,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
AppointerAU Assembly
(elected by the AU Executive Council)
Term length4 years (renewable once)
Constituting instrumentConstitutive Act of the AU (article 20)
PrecursorSecretary General of the Organisation of African Unity
Inaugural holderAlpha Oumar Konaré
Formation16 September 2003
Salary$186,921 (per annum)[1]

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission is the head of the African Union Commission.[2]

On 30 January 2017, after seven rounds of voting, Chad's Moussa Faki was elected chairperson over Kenya's Amina Mohamed.[3] He was re-elected in 2021 for another four year term which ends in 2025.


Main article: Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity


No. Portrait Chairperson Took office Left office Country Region
Amara Essy
9 July 2002 16 September 2003  Ivory Coast West Africa
1 Alpha Oumar Konaré 16 September 2003 28 April 2008  Mali West Africa
2 Jean Ping 28 April 2008 15 October 2012  Gabon Central Africa
3 Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 15 October 2012 14 March 2017  South Africa Southern Africa
4 Moussa Faki 14 March 2017 Incumbent  Chad Central Africa

See also


  1. ^ African Union (1 July 2017). "DECISIONS, DECLARATIONS & RESOLUTION" (PDF). Addis Ababa. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2021. Chairperson of the AUC Commission be calculated at D2 Step 10 monthly basic salary (US$10,384.50) increased by 50%, i.e. (US$10,384.5x1.50) = US$15,576.75
  2. ^ "AU: The Commission". African Union. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ "African Union votes to readmit Morocco". BBC News. 30 January 2017.