Cecile Thioro Niang
Practice Manager, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, East Asia & Pacific
Ms. Niang, a dual Senegalese and French national, is the Practice Manager for East Asia and Pacific, covering the Pacific Islands, Indonesia/Timor and Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia for the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Since joining the Bank in 2004, she has held various positions working on long-term infrastructure finance, climate finance, financial inclusion; firm capabilities and innovation, markets and technology, investment and competition, telecoms and digital development, with her most recent assignment being Lead Economist in the LAC Finance Competitiveness and Innovation team.
Niang’s prior positions at the World Bank Group before assuming her current position spent six years in Latin America & the Caribbean region, as Lead Economist in Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice and as Program Leader for the Caribbean countries. She held Country Sector Coordinator and Senior Economist positions in South Asia and Africa in the World Bank’s Finance and Private Sector Development department,.
Before joining the World Bank Group, Cecile was an Associate Manager of Business Development at France Telecom North America and a Director, Corporate Development at Juno Online, a US Internet Service Provider. Cecile holds graduate degrees in economics, business administration, and information Systems from Columbia University, Paris Dauphine, and Telecom Ecole de Management.