IFC appoints a new regional director for West Africa

Economic governance
Tuesday, 08 November 2022 12:52
IFC appoints a new regional director for West Africa

(Togo First) - The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has a new regional director for West Africa: Olivier Buyoya. According to the World Bank branch, Buyoya, a Burundian, will cover 13 countries, including Togo. This was disclosed last Friday, November 4.

"I'm delighted to take up this new role and look forward to increasing IFC's support to West Africa, a dynamic region of immense potential," said Buyoya. "Although West Africa faces both local and global challenges, increased private sector investment can help the region build stronger, more sustainable economies by developing key sectors including agribusiness, green energy, the digital economy, and others," Buyoya said.

The new regional director will collaborate with the World Bank, development partners, and actors of the private and public sectors, to bolster the IFC’s investment and advisory initiatives in West Africa. 

Before the recent appointment, Olivier Buyoya was the IFC’s representative in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, and Niger. Before that, he held various positions within the institution where he has been working for 15 years. 

In Togo, the IFC is coordinated by Christopher Bailliet-Bleziri, an Ivorian. The institution helps the country by supporting SMEs, notably in the ICT and mobility (Gozem) sectors. It also supports energy transition (Zener).

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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