Vice President for Infrastructure
Makhtar Diop is the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure, a position he assumed on July 1, 2018. The Infrastructure Vice Presidency comprises Energy & Extractives, Transport, Digital Development as well as Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships and Guarantees. In this global role, Makhtar Diop leads efforts to develop sustainable solutions and help close the infrastructure gap in developing and emerging economies. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Diop served for six years as the World Bank’s Vice President for the Africa Region, where he oversaw the delivery of a record-breaking $70 billion to Sub-Saharan Africa to help tackle pressing development challenges. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Diop held the position of World Bank Country Director for Brazil. He previously held the positions of Director of Strategy and Operations, and Sector Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Between 2002 and 2005, Mr. Diop was the Bank’s Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia, based in Nairobi. In addition to his international organization experience, Mr. Diop, an economist by training, has extensive private sector experience. He has also held government positions, most notably the position of Minister of Economy and Finance of Senegal. A recognized opinion leader in the economic and social development field, Makhtar Diop has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the world by various publications. Mr. Diop holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Warwick and Nottingham in England.