Atou Seck is the World Bank Country Manager for Benin since August 1st, 2019. A Senegalese national, M. Seck joined the World Bank in January 2005 as an education economist based in the Mali country office. He has since worked on other countries in Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, including as Senior Education Specialist based in the Cameroon Office.
His last assignment prior to Benin was Resident Representative for Djibouti.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Atou has also worked as a senior official in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Senegal where he was responsible for human development sectors. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Université du Quebec à Montreal.
In Benin, M. Seck has two main priorities: strengthening the partnership between Benin and the World Bank through sustained dialogue with the government, development partners, civil society, and the private sector on Benin’s development prospects; and supporting the implementation of projects and programs that make up the World Bank’s portfolio in Benin.