Soukeyna Kane

Soukeyna Kane

Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group

Soukeyna Kane is Director of the Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Group at the World Bank. She is responsible for leading a team of dedicated professionals to deliver strategic, operational, and analytical support to the World Bank Group's work on FCV issues. Ms. Kane also represents the Bank in global fora and manages relationships around the FCV agenda with the donor community and other stakeholders.

Previously, she served as Country Director for Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, leading the coordination and delivery of WBG strategy and operations in those countries and the Sahel more broadly. Prior to that, Ms. Kane was Practice Manager for Governance in the East and Central Asia region for 5 years. 

Ms. Kane, a Senegalese national, joined the Bank in March 2003 as a Senior Financial Management Specialist and also held positions in the Africa Region, Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Kane held several leadership positions at the African Development Bank and in the private sector in Senegal and France. She was the Principal Internal Auditor at the African Development Bank. Her extensive experience in the private sector includes the position of Administrative and Financial Director at the Assurances Générales Sénégalaises (AGS), as well as manager and senior auditor with ERA Audit et Expertise, AEG Paris, and Ernst & Young.  Ms. Kane is a Certified Public Accountant and has a master's degree in Accounting and Finance from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris, France.