Mr. Djibrilla A. Issa, a Nigerien national, holds two post-graduate degrees in project financing and development economics, and a Master’s in macroeconomics from the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI-Université d’Auvergne-Clermont-Ferrand).
Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Issa worked at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), serving as the deputy director of the banking regulations department and head of the banking supervision section. He also worked as a researcher at CERDI and ORSTOM (French Overseas Research Agency) on regional integration issues.
He began his career at the World Bank Group in 2001 as a financial sector specialist for North Africa, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He held several positions prior to his appointment as country sector coordinator for trade, competitiveness, and financial markets in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.