A Conversation with Makhtar Diop

World Bank’s Vice President for Africa

Wednesday, 5 December, 10:30-11:30am
Committee Room 5, House of Commons

Chair: Lord Steel of Aikwood, President, Africa APPG

Makhtar Diop, the former Senegalese Minister of Economy and Finance, was appointed the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa earlier this year. This is Mr Diop’s first visit to the UK in the role and during this meeting he will present his perspectives on the World Bank’s programmes on the continent and set out his vision for the Bank’s future work in the continent.

Hosted by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, this meeting will involve Mr Diop in conversation with parliamentarians and those from civil society who have a shared interest in working to eradicate poverty and boost prosperity in Africa.


Makhtar Diop is the Vice President for the Africa Region, World Bank. Before taking up his position on May 6, 2012, he was Country Director for Brazil (January 2009-April 2012). He was previously Director of Strategy and Operations, and before that, Sector Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure, both in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Between 2003 and 2005 Mr. Diop was the World Bank’s Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked at the International Monetary Fund, served as Minister of Economy and Finance in Senegal, and held various positions in banking and finance.

He studied economics in the United Kingdom and has a Masters from the University of Warwick and a M. Phil from the University of Nottingham, as well as a Finance Degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées – ESLSCA (Grande Ecole), France.


Source: RAS newsletter



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