Franck Gbaguidi currently works as an Adviser to the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He joined the World Bank Group in 2015 as a Jr. International Affairs Associate at the Paris office. Most recently, he worked as an Infrastructure Specialist in the office of the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure and as a member of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)’s clean cooking team. He previously worked as a Program Manager at the French National School of Administration (ENA), where he was in charge of designing study visits on public policy for African and Middle Eastern high-ranking civil servants. Passionate about energy and climate change, Franck has undertaken research and consultancy work on carbon risk management for the European Investment Bank (EIB), domestic energy solutions for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), energy policy for the Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and environmental crimes for the Earth Institute.
Franck holds three bachelor’s degrees and four master’s degrees, including a Master of Public Policy (Energy, Resources & Sustainability) from Sciences Po Paris and a Master of Public Administration (Energy & Environment) from Columbia University.