Hawa C. Wagué is the World Bank Country Manager for Burundi as of July 1, 2022. For four years prior to this, she was the Resident Representative for Togo.
Mrs. Wagué, a Mauritanian national, joined the Bank in 2002 as an economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management unit in the Nouakchott country office. Subsequently, she held various positions within the World Bank, including Senior Country Economist for Nigeria and Senior Economist in the Credit Risk Department. Prior to the World Bank, she worked as Senior Analyst within the Fund Management Department of the Bank of Canada.
She has extensive experience in credit risk and macroeconomic, fiscal, and financial issues. She is known for leading and contributing to analytical work, strategy formulation, and lending operations to advance economic and structural reforms in various countries. She represented the World Bank Group at the Paris Club on sovereign debt issues.
She holds a Masters in Economic Policy Management from Université Felix Houphouët- Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire and an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke in Canada.