Makhtar Diop is the World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region. He has been in the position since May 6, 2012.
Before taking up this position, he was the World Bank Country Director for Brazil between January 2009 and April 2012, and previously held the positions of Director of Strategy and Operations of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and Sector Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the same region.
Between 2002 and 2005 Mr. Diop was the Bank’s Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia.
Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Diop worked at the International Monetary Fund, and served as Minister of Economy and Finance in Senegal.