Makhtar DIOP (Senegal) is the International Financial Corporation (IFC) Managing Director and Executive Vice President. Prior to this appointment, he was the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure and Vice President for Africa. Mr. Diop, an economist by training who started his career in the banking industry before joining the IMF and later the World Bank, has extensive private sector experience. He has also held government positions, most notably as Minister of Economy and Finance of Senegal. Mr. Diop holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Warwick and Nottingham in England.