Abdoulaye Seck is the World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Prior to his new assignment, Abdoulaye Seck was the World Bank's Country Director for Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo.
He has held several other positions in the Bank, including as Operations Manager in Afghanistan, country manager in Myanmar and in Moldova, and senior economist and team leader for economic reforms, growth strategies and development policy lending.
Abdoulaye also served as Advisor in the Credit Risk Analysis Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Tokyo from 2009 to 2011 providing strategic advice in managing the overall credit risk bearing capacity of JICA.
Prior to joining the World Bank in 1993 as an economist in the Senegal country office, Abdoulaye was an economist in the Ministry of Finance in Senegal, where he oversaw the preparation of national accounts, macroeconomic forecasts and economic planning. He was also a consultant with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on a research program on endogenous growth, financial systems and resources allocation.
A Senegalese national, he holds a master’s degree in development economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance in Paris, France.