Pierre Frank Laporte

Pierre Frank Laporte

Country Director, Africa

Pierre Laporte is the Country Director for Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Togo based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.  A Seychelles national, he has held various positions in international finance, the most recent being Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment for the Republic of Seychelles. Pierre, an experienced economist, has previously served as Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles, and as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Niger from 2005 to 2008.

In his new position, Pierre’s three top priorities will be to provide strategic leadership, oversee operations in Côte d'Ivoire and maintain portfolio quality, and lead and support staff in implementing the priorities of the new Africa Strategy while making adjustments to corporate realities and opportunities.