Aliou Maïga is IFC’s Regional Director for the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in Africa. In this capacity, he is responsible for the implementation of IFC’s strategy in the region and leads all FIG operations, including the execution of investment transactions and portfolio oversight. He also leads the advisory teams and works with the World Bank on needed sector policy reforms to develop new opportunities and markets. He has been with IFC for more than twenty years and held several positions with increasing responsibilities before his appointment to his current position in September 2022. Prior to his current position, Mr. Maïga was IFC’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa. He oversaw IFC’s advisory and investment operations in 22 countries. He also maintained the institution’s relationships with clients, partners, and governments. Previously, Mr. Maïga was IFC’s Regional Industry Head, FIG, Sub-Saharan Africa, for four years. He oversaw investment and advisory services operations in the financial sector across the region. Earlier in his career, Mr. Maïga served as IFC’s Resident Representative in Ethiopia, before moving to Asia as Regional Manager, Financial Institutions Group for East Asia and Pacific. Mr. Maïga has been instrumental in building IFC’s FIG business in Africa and East Asia over the past decade. Before joining investment operations, Mr. Maïga led a major IT and change management project for IFC for two years.