Yann works in the IFC Africa Infrastructure Upstream department based in Dakar, Senegal. In his current capacity, Yann is leading IFC’s engagement in mini-grids for Sub-Saharan Africa and is the IFC infrastructure upstream lead for the following countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Cape Verde, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Prior to joining IFC in 2018, Yann held various positions at the World Bank in Washington DC, respectively in the Climate Change, Urban Development and Energy Global Practices. Before to joining the World Bank Group in 2012, Yann started his career in the private and non-governmental sectors, including within Schneider Electric strategy department and as international affairs advisor to Areva’s CEO.
French national, Yann holds an LLB and an LLM from Lyon III University, a BA in Classic Philosophy from Paris I Sorbonne University, as well as a MA in International Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris – Sciences Po.