28 April 2017

Mali: Ms. Soukeyna Kane New Country Director

Ms. Soukeyna Kane,World Bank's Country Director for Mali, Guinea, Niger and Chad.
press release

BAMAKO, April 26, 2017 —Ms. Soukeyna Kane, a Senegalese national, is the new Country Director for Mali, Guinea, Niger and Chad. She will be based in Bamako, Mali.

Ms. Kane, joined the Bank in March 2003 as a Senior Financial Management Specialist and has held several positions in the Africa Region, Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Prior to joining the World Bank, she was the Principal Internal Auditor at the African Development Bank. Her extensive experience in the private sector includes the position of Administrative and Financial Director in Assurances Generales Senegalaises (AGS), as well as manager and senior auditor with ERA Audit et Expertise, AEG Paris and Ernst & Young. Ms. Kane is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master in Accounting and Finance. She graduated from Institut Commercial Supérieur in Paris.

Ms. Kane was most recently the Practice Manager, Governance – Europe and Central Asia (ECA) for the Bank.

In her new position, Soukeyna Kane’s top priorities will be to provide strategic leadership for formulating programs that support the World Bank’s twin goals: eradicate extreme poverty and improve shared prosperity in Mali, Guinea, Niger and Chad and the Sahel region more broadly; and maintain portfolio quality by working with internal and external partners for better results.

Ms. Kane’s appointment is effective May 1, 2017. She will be visiting Mali 1-5 May 2017 and meet with the national authorities.

Contacts:

In Bamako: Habibatou Gologo, +223 92 14 31 37, hgologo@worldbank.org

For more information on World Bank activities in Mali, please visit: http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/mali

For more information about the World Bank’s programs in Africa visit: www.worldbank.org/africa

For more information on IDA: http://ida.worldbank.org/

Friend us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldbankafrica

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldBankAfrica

Watch our videos on YouTube: http://www.worldbank.org/africa/youtube

Listen to our Podcasts on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/worldbank/sets/world-bank-africa

Mali

Terrorism Puts Education On Hold in Mali

As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 World Bank. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.