Makhtar Diop, a former Senegalese Economy and Finance Minister, is the World Bank’s new Vice President for its Africa region. From 2009-2012, Mr. Diop was the Country Director for Brazil, managing the World Bank’s largest country program.
Prior to this appointment, he served variously as Director for Strategy and Operations in the Latin American region; Director for Finance, Private Sector, and Infrastructure in the same region; and Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Diop also worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Mr. Diop has had extensive experience in banking and finance in the Africa region.