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Franck Bousquet

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Director of Regional Programs, Partnerships and Integrated Solutions
Franck Bousquet, is the World Bank’s Director of Regional Programs, Partnerships and Integrated Solutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. Franck manages the World Bank’s regional engagement with partners in MENA, including the Arab bilateral and regional funds, the European Commission as well as other regional and international financial institutions. Franck also manages the World Bank regional programs in selected sectors and leads specific initiatives requiring cross-sectoral collaboration. Prior to this position, Franck was the World Bank’s Sector Manager of the Urban and Social Development Sectors in the MENA Region. Franck was also the World Bank Regional Coordinator for Disaster Risk Management in MENA. Between 2010 and 2011, Franck was Program Coordinator for Central and Western Africa in the Bank's Water and Urban Unit, overseeing a portfolio of about US$2 Billion covering 20 countries in Central and Western Africa. From 2008 to 2009, Franck was acting Sector Leader for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo for the Bank’s Sustainable Development Department. Prior to joining the Bank, Franck worked as the Finance Director of a water utility and as the Adviser for Economic and European Affairs at the French Highway Directorate. He has also worked for a number of investment banks, focusing on asset management, derivative strategies and risk management. Franck holds a MBA from Columbia Business School and a graduate diploma in engineering from the National Engineering School of Public Works, Lyon, France. He has published numerous papers, with particular emphasis on infrastructure financing and Public Private Partnerships.