Ndiamé Diop is the new World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, from July 1, 2020. He oversees the World Bank program in the four countries and leads the policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society, academia and other partners.
The Bank program in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand is a mixture of cutting-edge analytics and advisory services and lending operations focused on financially and technically supporting the countries’ development agenda. The World Bank team produces both inbound knowledge to support the four countries’ key reforms and outbound knowledge to share these countries’ innovative development achievements with other developing countries.
Mr. Diop brings to this position 20 years of World Bank experience, working across East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his current role, he was for four years Practice Manager for Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment for East Asia, providing technical and strategic guidance to the economic team working in South East Asia and the Pacific Region. Preceding that, Mr. Diop was Lead Economist for Indonesia, leading the economic policy dialogue and the Bank’s advisory and development policy lending support to Indonesia. Earlier in his career, he worked as Lead Economist for Jordan and Lebanon and World Bank Resident Representative for Tunisia.
A Senegalese national, Mr. Diop joined the World Bank in 2000 as a Young Professional following the completion of his PhD in Economics the same year.