Olivier Lambert

Olivier Lambert

Manager, Regional Office for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Olivier J. L. Lambert is Manager of the Regional Office for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. Lambert serves as MIGA’s senior representative in the region. He manages the agency’s presence in Paris, leading strategy and business development vis-à-vis Europe-based clients who are focusing primarily on sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe.

Prior to his appointment to MIGA in 2009 as Sector Leader for Finance and Telecommunications, Lambert held various positions within the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He has extensive technical experience as a financial sector specialist, and operational experience leading private sector development and governance operations and programs mostly in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia and Pacific regions.

Before joining the World Bank Group, Lambert spent several years in diplomacy, corporate banking, and project finance, working in the French foreign ministry, Standard Chartered Bank, and Crédit Commercial de France (now HSBC).

Lambert holds a master’s of business administration from INSEAD and a master’s degree equivalent in agricultural sciences from Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique in Montpellier, France.