Makhtar Diop is IFC’s Managing Director. Before this, he was the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure, where he led the Bank’s global efforts to build sustainable infrastructure in developing and emerging economies. Prior to this, Mr. Diop served for six years as the World bank’s Vice President for Africa. A passionate advocate for Africa’s right to clean and affordable energy, he called for greater investment in renewables and pushed for greater investment in climate adaptation. An economist by training who started his career in the banking industry before joining the IMF and later the World Bank, he has also held government positions, most notably as Minister of Economy and Finance of Senegal. A recognized opinion leader in the economic and social development field, Mr. Diop has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the world.
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