Kassim Doumbia holds the position of Acting Manager of Corporate Services for the Department of Social Development. He has more than ten years of experience in the housing sector. Originally from the Ivory Coast, he is a proud resident of the City of Shippagan, where he has put down roots. Kassim holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science from the Université de Moncton.
Keen to contribute to the development of his community, Kassim puts his knowledge to good use by working with key players to build the Acadia and New Brunswick of today and tomorrow. Elected for the first time in 2012 as a municipal councillor for the City of Shippagan and appointed deputy mayor in 2016, he becomes the first African Canadian mayor of the City of Shippagan following the municipal election of May 25, 2021. Following the local governance reform, he was elected mayor in November 2022 of the new entity of Shippagan, which includes the former city of Shippagan, the village of Le Goulet and the neighbouring LSDs.
A personable, diplomatic, and inclusive individual, Kassim seeks to foster the development, growth, and revitalization of communities in New Brunswick through dialogue, collaboration, consultation, and action.
Kassim is married to Karine and is the father of two young girls.