Profile of Cameroonian named VP and Sec General of the World Bank

Profile of Cameroonian named VP and Sec General of the World Bank

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August 19, 2022 0

 Profile of Cameroonian named VP and Sec General of the World Bank

The latter will officially take office on September 1, 2022 in Washington DC. Mercy Miyang Tembon has just been promoted to the post of Vice-President and Secretary General of the Breton Woods institution, reveals the colleague Journal du Cameroun. Prior to this appointment, Mercy Miyang

Tembon served as the World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan since June 30, 2019. Her tenure in Bangladesh will expire on August 30, 2022 .

Bangladesh over the past three years,” she said as she said goodbye to her former colleagues.

Mercy Miyang Tembon was previously the World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, since July 2019. Tembon brought to her new role an in-depth knowledge of Bank operations, a track record in promoting economic growth and development. in several countries, and a reputation for developing strong partnerships with stakeholders. She also brought to this position a unique combination of national and sector work experience, coupled with extensive multicultural experience of living in different countries and working in multiple languages.

A Cameroonian national, Tembon joined the World Bank in 2000 as an education specialist and has since held senior positions in various countries. Prior to accepting this assignment, Tembon held the position of Country Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) in the Europe and Central Asia region. She was also the World Bank Country Manager for Burundi as well as for Burkina Faso in the Africa region.

Tembon holds a PhD in Economics of Education from the University of London, England. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK. She is the author of several publications on issues of education, gender and economic growth.

In her role as World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, Tembon led the implementation of the World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework in support of the development priorities of both countries. She also led policy dialogue with government counterparts, civil society and other stakeholders to achieve the country’s development goals.

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