At the end of the Board of Directors meeting held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the institution's headquarters, Mr. Birahim DIOUF was appointed as General Manager of the Central Deposit/Settlement Bank (www.BRVM.org).
The appointment, effective from July 1, 2022, marks an important step in the process of empowering the WAEMU Regional Financial Market structures.
The DC/BR is the structure of the UEMOA Regional Financial Market in charge of centralization, custody of securities, successful completion of clearing operations in the financial market, off-market operations and securities transactions.
Mr. Birahim DIOUF has nearly thirty years of experience in the financial sector, particularly in capital markets and investment banking.
Prior to his appointment as Director General of the DC/BR, Mr. Birahim Diouf was Deputy Director General of the DC/BR since January 2021, after having held the positions of Director of the Department of Studies, Strategy and Market Development of the BRVM and the DC/BR, Director of Operations of the DC/BR.
He began his career at Citigroup and first joined the Regional Financial Defender in February 1998 until 2003 as Director of DC/BR Operations.
He then joined BMCE Capital, worked for the Economic Commission for Africa as a Senior Consultant for capital markets and then the South African-based investment bank African Alliance Investment Bank. Mr. Birahim DIOUF has an MBA from the Sorbonne Graduate School of Business, an Executive MBA from INSEEC Business School, a master's degree in economics from Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, a postgraduate degree in Islamic Finance from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI ) in London and Maîtrise in Applied Economics from Paris IX Dauphine.
He holds various certifications in leadership, sustainable development, and green finance.