Ousmane Dione – The World Bank Country Director for Vietnam

Mr. Ousmane Dione will assume the position of Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam, effective September 12, 2016.

Ousmane Dione, a Senegalese national, joined the Bank as Water Resources Management Specialist in 2000. He has since held a number of leadership and operational positions in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, East Asia and the Pacific Regions, his most recent being Practice Manager for East Asia and the Pacific Region in the Water Global Practice, based in Manila, Philippines.

In his new position, Ousmane's top three priorities will be to: 1) manage Vietnam's smooth IDA graduation; 2) continue to strengthen the partnership and close cooperation with Government of Vietnam, at the same time, deepen the World Bank's subnational engagements; and 3) work closely with the Vietnamese Government and development partners to carry forward the vision and recommendations of the Vietnam 2035 report.

Source: World Bank