Mr. Konaté is a lawyer by training, and has developed recognized expertise in the fields of commercial law, company law, labor law and social security law, and international arbitration law. He is the founder of the professional civil law firm “Jurifis Consult”, 10 and has been involved in several major investment cases for international companies and financial institutions, both as a counsel and as a lawyer. Before he took office as the Minister of Justice and Human Rights in July 2016, he was president of the committee that is in charge of constitutional revision. He has also been a senator of the Junior Chamber International and a member of the International Union of Lawyers and the European Lawyers Association. He is the Secretary General of the Association of the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA), where has drafted and revised national and regional law.