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Ivan Rossignol

Chief Technical Specialist, Competitive Industries Global Practice

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Mr. Ivan Rossignol is the Chief Technical Specialist, Competitive Industries Practice in the Finance and Private Sector Development (FPD) network of the World Bank Group, and head of  the Competitive Industries and Innovation Program at the Bank. In this global role, Ivan leads the Bank knowledge agenda on all issues related to Competitiveness, Growth Strategies around clusters, value chains and enclave approaches, and provides quality control on all World Bank financed projects touching on competitiveness.   

Prior to his current role, he was Sector Manager of FPD, South Asia Region, based in New Delhi.  Throughout his career with the World Bank Group, Ivan held several positions, including Sector Leader in the Sustainable Development Department of the Africa Region, where he coordinated the infrastructure, rural development and environment agendas in 6 African countries; Task Manager in the Private and Financial sector unit of the Africa Region where he led several projects with focus on growth, privatization issues, infrastructure development and financial sector reforms;  MIGA’s Special Representative in Africa.  Ivan was also seconded to COMESA in Africa to help set-up the African Trade Insurance Agency, a multilateral agency registered under the United Nations Charter.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Rossignol worked as a financial risks broker for the Banque Française du Commerce Extérieur (now Natixis). From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Rossignol was an Adjunct Professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University.  He holds a Diploma from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce (Masters Degree, France)