Aliou Maiga is IFC’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa, overseeing all operations in the sub-region. He leads the implementation of IFC’s strategy across sectors and manages key clients, partners, and governments relationships. Over 17 years with IFC he has held positions with varied responsibilities, including serving as IFC’s Regional Industry Head, Financial Institutions Group for Sub-Saharan Africa, Resident Representative in Ethiopia, and Regional Manager, Financial Institutions Group for East Asia and Pacific. He has been instrumental in building IFC’s financial institutions business in Africa and East Asia over the past decade. Before joining IFC, Mr. Maiga worked with Credit Lyonnais Capital Markets and Booz Allen & Hamilton (Europe). He holds an engineering degree from SUPELEC (France), and an MBA in General Management from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.