Ousmane Dione, a Senegalese national, is the Country Director for Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan, in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.
Since joining the Bank in 2000 as a water resources management specialist, Dione has held a number of operational and leadership positions in Africa, South Asia, Latin America. His most recent assignment was as Country Director for Vietnam, in the East Asia and the Pacific Region.
Ousmane brings to Eastern and Southern Africa more than 20 years of experience leading water, urban and environment programs in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and East Asia and the Pacific. He holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Lyon 3.