Mahamat Déby

military leader of Chad since 2021

Mahamat ibn Idriss Déby Itno (Arabic: محمود بن إدريس ديبي إتنو, romanized: Mahmūd ibn Idrīs Daybī Itnū; born 4 April 1984), also known by his nickname, Mahamat Kaka, is a Chadian politician and general who is the 7th and current President of Chad since 2022. Previously, he was the acting president of Chad and also the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council from 2021 to 2022. Déby took power after his father, the late president Idriss Déby, was killed while fighting at the 2021 Northern Chad offensive.

Mahamat Déby
محمد ديبي
Déby in February 2022
7th President of Chad
Assumed office
10 October 2022
Acting: 20 April 2021 – 10 October 2022
Prime Minister
Vice PresidentDjimadoum Tiraina
Preceded byIdriss Déby
Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
In office
20 April 2021 – 10 October 2022
Prime MinisterAlbert Pahimi Padacké
Vice PresidentDjimadoum Tiraina
Preceded byCouncil formed
Succeeded byCouncil dissolved; Himself as President
Personal details
Born (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984 (age 40)
Massakory, Chad
Political partyPatriotic Salvation Movement (since 2022)
Spouse(s)3, including Dahabaya Oumar Souni
ParentsIdriss Déby (Father)
OccupationPolitician, Soldier
Military service
Allegiance Chad
Branch/serviceChadian Army
Years of service2000–present
Rank General
  • Third Armoured Brigade
  • Fifth Air Brigade
  • Free Arab Volountiers