Mayor of Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Lalao Ravalomanana, Mayor of Antananarivo, had a brilliant career in the private sector before putting her experience and dynamic leadership at the service of the local government for the reconstruction and development of the city of Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar.
In the 1980s, she and her husband, Marc Ravalomanana, created the TIKO Group – one of the flagships of the Malagasy agro-food industry – of which she was the Chairman of the Board of Directors before becoming the first woman elected as mayor of Antananarivo in July 2015.
Concerned about harmonious and participatory sustainable development, Mayor Lalao Ravalomanana attaches great importance to the inclusion of women in the development process. In this regard, she supports women's, religious and secular associations which implement projects within their communities.