Marie-Chantal Uwanyiligira is the World Bank Country Director for Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Guinea, and Togo since July 1st, 2023.
Prior to this assignment, Marie-Chantal Uwanyiligira was the World Bank Country Manager for Madagascar.
A Rwandan national, she joined the World Bank in 1995 as an Operations Officer in the Kigali country office.
She has since held various positions, including as Deputy Chief of Staff in the President’s Office, Country Programs Coordinator for Senegal Country Management Unit, Practice Manager in the Water Global Practice and Head of Office for the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank.
Her prior Bank experience includes executive positions in the private sector as well teaching assignments in universities.
She holds a master’s degree in economics and business administration.