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Auguste Tano Kouamé, World Bank Country Director for India

Auguste Tano Kouamé took over as the World Bank’s Country Director for India, on August 1, 2022. A national of Côte d’Ivoire, he most recently served as the World Bank’s Country Director for the Republic of Türkiye.

Prior to this, he served as Director in the World Bank Group’s Independent Evaluation Group. He also held positions as Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Practice of the World Bank, first in Latin America and Caribbean countries and then in the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA).

He has held positions of Sector Manager for Economic Policy, Sector Leader, and Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit and served as acting Chief Economist for the MENA Region. He has also served as Assistant to the World Bank Group President.

He was a core team member of the World Bank’s 1998/99 World Development Report on Knowledge for Development.

Auguste holds a graduate degree in applied economics from ENSAE-Paris and a PhD in economics from EHESS-Paris. He also attended a program in Economic Management at Harvard University.