Djiby Diagne is a bilingual professional (French/English) with 10 years’ experience in economic and financial analysis, and project management, specializing in development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. He led the Projects Monitoring Department of the Delivery Unit of the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP), located in the Presidential Office. Dijby manages a team of 8 sectoral specialists, and 15 project managers and their staff, and is on well on track to secure delivery of the ESP’s flagship projects. His previous position as head of research, during the conception phase of the ESP, involved coordination of all studies conducted by a renowned international strategy consulting firm. Before returning to his home country in 2013, he held several positions as an economist and financial analyst. He started his career in 2005, with back-to-back internships at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance and the African Development Bank. He then joined the French Embassy in Cameroon, where he served as an economist and business development officer for two and a half years. He has significant experience in the finance field, gained while working at an impact investing fund in Paris and in the investment division of a London bank, focusing on structuring and financing projects in Africa. Djiby is fond of sports, especially basketball and soccer, and is a music lover with specific interest in hip-hop culture. He graduated from Sorbonne University, Paris, in 2005 with a Masters in Development Economics, and from Sciences Po Paris with a Masters in Finance and Strategy. He studied at Dillard University, New-Orleans, in the United States for a year, and in 2016 he received an executive certificate from the LeAD Campus, Global Leaders for Africa’s Development programme, delivered by Sciences Po Executive Education, the International School of Management, Senegal, and the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town.