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World Bank announces New Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone


Pierre Frank Laporte is previous Finance Minister for Seychelles.

The Entire world Bank has appointed Pierre Frank Laporte as the new Nation Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  

His appointment requires effect from July 1, 2019 and he will be based in the World Bank’s Accra Office.

Pierre Frank Laporte, a national of Seychelles joined the Globe Financial institution in July 2015 as Place Director for Benin, Burkina, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo in the Africa Area.

Prior to becoming a member of the Financial institution, Laporte held several important positions in the Seychelles authorities, including Governor of the Central Lender of Seychelles, and afterwards Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment decision.  

Laporte is also a previous Global Monetary Fund Economist and Fund Resident Agent. 

He also labored in the private sector as the Main Government Officer of the SACOS Insurance Group in Seychelles.

In his new situation, Laporte’s best 3 priorities will be to (i) guide the Bank’s strategic dialogue with Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone and help the implementation of the Entire world Bank’s Africa Region’s priorities, (ii) deepen the plan dialogue and partnership with governments and essential stakeholders, and (iii) oversee the supply and implementation of the lending and non-lending portfolio.


Laporte holds a Masters’ Degree in Economics (with Distinction) from the College of Sheffield (United kingdom) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Company Economics with Computing from the College of Surrey (United kingdom). 

He is also a holder of several awards in 1998 he gained the Midland Bank Award for Fantastic Performer in the Economics, Cash, Banking and Finance programs of the University of Sheffield (1998). 

He gained the 2013 Southern African Finance Minister of the Yr award by the African Leadership Magazine and a Unique Commendation Award for Excellent Contribution and Service to Humanity by the Ga Legislative Black Caucus in 2014.

He is married with two little ones.

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