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Mr. Emmanuel Cheick Oumar BARRY, appointed Director of the BOAD’s Health, Education and Real Estate Department.

BARRY Emmanuel Oumar2The Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Cheick Oumar BARRY as Director of the BOAD’s Health, Education and Real Estate Department, effective January 03, 2022.

With a Master’s degree in Development Economics and a DESS in Health Administration from the Université de Montréal, Emmanuel BARRY began his career in 2002 with the Government of Quebec, as a Program Specialist in charge of organizing medical services. It pilots the transformation of hospitals into regional specialized care hubs and the merger of family medicine clinics into front-line medical groups. He then joined the Federal Government of Canada as an Economist specializing in the regulation of toxic products. In particular, he pilots the gradual phase-out by companies of lead in all consumer products for human use.

In 2011, he joined the Commission de l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) in Ouagadougou, where he held the position of Higher Education Officer, then Head of the Higher Education and Research Division, responsible in particular for the regional initiative to digitalize universities and the UEMOA Centers of Excellence in training and research, with a focus on the creation of university-business units to commercialize research results.

With over 20 years’ experience in the health and education sectors, the new Director of Health, Education and Real Estate, reporting to the BOAD Vice-President of Financing and Investment, will be responsible for defining and implementing policies, strategies and procedures relating to health, education and real estate, which are priorities of the DJOLIBA Plan.

He is a member of the American and Canadian Associations of Economists, and author or co-author of several books including the Compendium of research supported by the Projet d’Appui à l’Enseignement Supérieur (PAES) in UEMOA countries from 2012 to 2016 published in 2019.

Reacting to his appointment, Mr BARRY: ” I’m delighted to be able to bring my experience to BOAD. For me, this is an extension of my commitment to regional integration. With the support of the Bank’s senior management, I will devote all my energy and passion to this project. “.

Chairman Serge EKUE on the choice of Mr Emmanuel Cheick Oumar BARRY: ” Mr. BARRY’s appointment is in line with my vision of equipping our Institution with recognized skills, in line with international standards. Its knowledge of social sectors and education systems on an international scale will enable us to better appreciate the social projects of our member states. I welcome him to BOAD..”