Pierre Guislain, a Belgian national, joined the African Development Bank Group in December 2016 as Vice-President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation. His areas of responsibility at the Bank also include the financial sector, trade, urban development and information and communication technologies. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Guislain held the position of Senior Director in charge of Transport and Information & Communication Technologies at the World Bank. He also served as Director of the Joint World Bank-IFC-MIGA Investment Climate Department and as Co-Director at IFC for Fragile and Conflict Affected countries. Mr. Guislain is author and editor of publications on private sector development, foreign direct investment, ICT, infrastructure reform and privatisation. He holds a Master's degree in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University (USA) as well as a Graduate Degree in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).