Salomon Samen is a member of the World Bank Institute (WBI) Trade Group of the World Bank. Before joining WBI, he was Regional Trade Coordinator in the Africa region. He joined the World Bank in 1986 through the Young Professionals Program, and has had a variety of assignments in the World Bank including: Country Economist, Trade economist, Industrial economist, Regional trade Economist, and Country Manager. As a Trade Economist in the early 90s, he pioneered the formulation and conceptualization of the framework of Trade and Fiscal policy reforms in Central Africa and Western Africa. He led and/or was involved in several World Bank adjustment or investment operations in the Africa region for nearly 20 years. Since 2005 he has been teaching and organizing training for senior policy makers across the globe with a special focus on South Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Salomon holds an award winning Ph.D. in Economics (France, 1984) with specialization in Trade Policy and Industrial Development, and two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Finance (George Washington University, US,1998); and a MA in Economics (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, 1982). Prior to joining the World Bank, he taught trade and growth at Universities in France and Cameroon.