Job Title: Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of Senegal
Sijh Diagne is the Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of the Republic of Senegal. In this role, he provides strategic advice in key priorities at the Ministry and plays a lead role in the conception and drafting of the Ministry’s flagship policy programs. He was one of the principal architects of Senegal's economic resiliency program against COVID-19, Senegal's economic recovery plan, and the emergency youth jobs plan.
During Senegal's chairmanship of the African Union in 2022, Sijh participated at the G20 meetings as the Deputy representing the African Union. In that capacity, he was the lead negotiator on key policy documents and defended Africa’s position in those meetings.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Economy, Sijh was an Investment Banker in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Credit Suisse in New York. He was also a Consultant at Mastercard, covering the largest clients across the Middle East and Africa. He began his career in the Dubai office of Oliver Wyman and covered clients across North America, the Middle East and Africa.
Bachelors degree with honors - Northwestern University
MBA - Harvard Business School
2023 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow