On the podium of the Financial Afrik Awards 2020, he became one of the most prestigious winners. It is out of the question to insinuate that Romuald Wadagni is a minister of the economy and finance like any other. In front for a second time, the Minister of Finance of the Year according to the Financial Afrik Awards 2020, this graduate of Harvard Business School and the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires de Grenoble confirms his reputation as a reformer of the economy of Benin. On the trophies awarded during this edition of the Financial Afrik Awards 2020, Romuald Wadagni is at the top of the list. According to the jury, he was named the best finance minister of the year. Rightly so and for the many concrete actions that he has initiated for the benefit of the Beninese economy, starting with the narrowing of the governmental architecture, the review of the quality of certain public expenditure and the efficiency of the impact of resources towards productive sectors. In short, a structural reform of the Beninese economy. As Minister of Economy and Finance, Romuald Wadagni was able, in the midst of the Covid-19 infection pandemic, to pull Benin out of the ranking of the 25 poorest countries in the world established by the International Monetary Fund ( IMF), whereas it occupied the 20th place in 2015. The economic policy that he put in place and supported by all the reforms undertaken since 2016, has had the positive result of a continuous acceleration in the pace of national wealth creation. In any case, this is reflected in the country’s major macroeconomic indicators and on which the nomination of the Financial Afrik Awards 2020 is based. Apart from the large rating agencies such as S&P welcoming the rating of Benin, many other performances can be attributed to the dynamism of the former partner of the firm Deloitte. In 2020, the country is expected to post growth of 2% according to the IMF and a projection of 6.3% on average between 2021 and 2023 (according to S&P). Public debt is expected to stabilize at 43% of GDP in 2020 while the budget deficit is forecast at 5.1% in 2020 before falling to 4.5% in 2021. Main negotiator of the UEMOA in the reforms on the CFA Franc, Romuald Wadagni has been congratulated several times by the IMF and the World Bank for the correctness of the public reforms undertaken by Benin. Quantitative achievements and structural benchmarks which raise Benin to the rank of countries whose economic dynamism is most appreciated in West Africa.