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Makhtar Diop

Managing Director, International Finance Corporation

Makhtar Diop is the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He is responsible for leading the IFC’s global operations and investments in more than 100 countries.

Prior to joining the IFC, Makhtar was Vice President for Africa at the World Bank, where he was responsible for the Bank’s operations in 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also served as the World Bank’s Country Director for India, and held various positions in the Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Region.

Makhtar has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Dakar, Senegal. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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