Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
Dr. Makhtar Diop is the World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region. He has been in the position since May 2012. Before taking up this position, he was the World Bank Country Director for Brazil between 2009 and 2012, and previously held the positions of Director of Strategy and Operations of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and Sector Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the same region. Between 2002 and 2005 Dr. Diop was the Bank’s Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked at the International Monetary Fund, and served as Minister of Economy and Finance in Senegal.