Assietou Sylla Diouf is Gavi’s Managing Director of Finance & Operations. Assietou is a seasoned financial expert with more than 20 years’ experience in leading international organisations, both in the public and private sectors. Her main foci are the transformation of finance functions and the implementation of risk management procedures.
Assietou is passionate about improving financial reporting frameworks through innovative thinking. As a strong advocate for “strengthening public finance management” in Africa, she has been committed to driving a continental agenda in this area in collaboration with the World Bank, the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) and the African professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) bodies.
Prior to Gavi, Assietou held managerial positions at such organisations as the African Union in Ethiopia, Barclays Bank in the United Arab Emirates, Crédit Agricole in London and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Senegal. She began her career working as a senior auditor in Paris.