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SENEGAL: A Senegalese woman: the new World Bank Resident Representative in Burkina Faso

Maïmouna Mbow Fam

The new World Bank Resident Representative in Burkina Faso, Ms. Maimouna Mbow Fam, officially took office on Monday, June 1, 2020. Prior to her new role, Ms. Fam was Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank’s Governance Department for the Africa Region.

In the context of her mission to the country of men of integrity, Ms Fam will have the following priorities: (i) to continue strengthening relations between the World Bank and the country’s authorities, development partners and the international community represented in Burkina Faso, (ii) continue to monitor the implementation of the Country Partnership Framework (PPC) for the period 2018-2023, in line with Burkina Faso’s development priorities and, (iii) to supervise the intervention of the teams of the Ouagadougou office in the execution of the World Bank’s development strategy for the Africa Region.

A Senegalese national, Ms. Fam has extensive experience in development around the world, including more than 13 years in the World Bank Group. The new Resident Representative is familiar with Burkina Faso, where she has worked as a financial management specialist and project team leader.

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Ms. Fam also has extensive private sector experience. Prior to the World Bank Group, She worked at the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Major Works of Senegal as Administrative and Financial Director and was previously Director and Senior Auditor at the International Cabinet Ernst & Young.

Trained as an accountant, Ms Maimouna Fam is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen (France). She also holds a Master’s degree in accounting and finance and a professional certification in budgeting and public resource accounting.