Angola: New WB Director for Angola Expected Monday

Luanda — The World Bank (WB) new director for Angola, Jean-Chistophe Carret, is due to arrive in the country Monday for a four-day visit, Angop learned today from its office.

He will hold meetings with several government bodies from the economic and social sector, as well as technicians from implementation units of projects funded by the World Bank (WB).

Of French nationality, Jean-Chistophe Carret replaces Abdoulaye Seck, who until 30 July of this year had performed this function.

He joined the WB in 2005 as a natural resources economist in the environment and social development department of the African region.

He has served, among other duties, as representative in Laos and the Central African Republic.

Recently, according to the document to which Angop had access, he was director of the World Bank for the Democratic Republics of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Central African Republic (CAR) and Burundi.

In order to provide more appropriate support to the countries of the region, since 1 July, the WB's portfolio management structure in Africa has been divided into two sub-regions and their vice-presidencies.

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