O’Neall Massamba is a dual citizen of France and the Republic of Congo. She joined the World Bank in February 2020 and is now working as an African Diaspora Fellow for Infrastructure in the Transport Unit for West and Central Africa. She serves as Manager of the World Bank Group Youth Summit, after previously being Content Co-Lead and Moderator for the 2021 World Bank Group Youth Summit.
O’Neall has practiced as an attorney in the State of New York. Her area of expertise is Trade and Public Private Partnerships for the preparation and implementation of operations in the transport sector in West and Central Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked as an infrastructure lawyer in Canada, where she negotiated major infrastructure projects with governments and local contractors in North and South America. She also worked in law firms in Luxembourg in Private Equity and Real Estate Investment.
O’Neall values the importance of making legal services available to all. For the past seven years, she has provided free legal advice to refugees and victims of domestic violence in France, Canada, and the United States. Her work was recognized with a President’s Volunteer Service Award and the George Washington University Pro Bono Service Recognition. She has taken part in global conversations highlighting the inclusion of minorities to help inspire youth to be actors of change.
O’Neall holds a master’s degree (L.L.M) in Business and Finance Law from George Washington University Law School (USA), a Master’s in Applied Economics and Business Law from Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (France), and a Master's in Comparative Business Law (with honors) from Université Paris V-Descartes (France). She has bachelor’s degrees in Law and Economics from Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (France).