João Alage Mamadú FADIÁ has more than 42 years of experience in banking, accounting,
auditing, and finance. He began his Banking career with the Central Bank of Guinea-
Bissau (1978) as an Administrative Assistant, where he rose to the position of Director of
Accounting and Budget (1987), Administrator and Inspector-General, responsible for Internal
Audit and Banking Supervision (1994). In 1997, he moved to the Central Bank of West African
States (BCEAO) as the Management Controller of the National Department for Guinea Bissau
and was later transferred to the Dakar headquarters as the Deputy Director of Accounting and
Budget in 2003. He was promoted to Advisor to the General Controller in 2005 before he
became Director of Risk Control and Prevention in 2007. Mr. Fadiá was the National Director
for Guinea-Bissau from 2008 to 2016 as well as Advisor to the Governor from January 2012.
He left the bank to serve his Country Guinea Bissau, first as Minister of Economy and
Finance, 2004/2005, then from 2017/2018, and 2020 until his recent appointment as
Auditor General at ECOWAS in July 2022.
In his long sojourn in banking, he served as a member of many professional bodies like a
statutory member of the Council of Ministers for UEMOA, ECOWAS, HOADA, and GIABA and
member of the Supervisory Board of the International Bank of Guinea Bissau (1990 – 1994)
He holds a diploma in Specialized Higher Studies, a degree in Accounting and Banking
Administration from the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração (Lisbon), in
1996. He also has training and internships in the fields of banking, accounting, auditing,
and finance, carried out in various institutions one of which is a course on Monetary and
Banking Statistics at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C.
Mr. Fadia was born on January 4th, 1959. He’s married with 5 children. He speaks 3
languages – Portuguese, French, and English and has published an Autobiography titled
“Espelho de Uma Vida”, in 2020.