Mr. Coulibaly, is a citizen of Mali and joined the African Development Bank in 2002. He brings into this role over twenty-five years of diverse experience in various areas of development, notably economic governance, project management, operational policy, country dialogue, finance, audit and advisory services, in both private and public sectors.
Until this appointment, he was the Officer-in-Charge for the Governance and Public Financial Management Department of the African Development Bank since 2016. As Officer in Charge of the Governance Department, he was responsible for lending delivery and business development, donor coordination and partnership on governance, sector strategy as well as people management of the department. He coordinated the delivery of operations for economic governance and public finance management and served as substantive technical anchor for the Bank’s engagement with key policy and strategic processes.
He championed the Department’s delivery of more than twenty operations with over 100 percent implementation rate of the approved lending program, including complex and big-ticket interventions such as the budget support operations for several countries. He also led the design and preparation of various program documents through the Bank review process, in close collaboration with other Donor partners. In addition, he led the preparation of institutional support and capacity-building projects in the public sector and issued position papers relating to good economic and financial governance in regional member countries. He also co-led the Bank relationships with Regional Economic Communities and regional organizations, in particular with partners on governance. Very recently, he coordinated the joint work of the Bank and OECDs on Illicit Financial Flows and Combatting Corruption.
Between 2013 and 2016, Mr. Coulibaly was Division Manager, Operations Design and Portfolio Management. He was also the Principal and Chief Governance Expert from 2008 to 2013 and Senior Governance Specialist ,2002 – 2008.
Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Mr Coulibaly had worked as a Financial Management Specialist at the World Bank. He was also a Supervisor as well as Chief of Mission at Ernst and Young.
Mr. Coulibaly is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Paris XI, a Master’s degree in Internal Audit, University Paris V France, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting, University Paris XI as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Institut Superieure de Commerce et d’Administration de Enterprises – Casablanca, Morocco.