Pierre Guislain, a Belgian national, is the Senior Director for the Transport and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Global Practice at the World Bank, providing support to developing countries in improving their connectivity and competitiveness by linking people to markets, services and employment opportunities.
He was previously the Director of the joint Bank-IFC-MIGA Investment Climate Department (CIC), a role he held since 2006. In this position, he also served as co-director at IFC for Fragile and Conflict Affected countries. From 2001-2006, Pierre was the Manager of the Bank’s Global Telecommunications and ICT Sector division.
Pierre joined the Bank in 1983 and has served the World Bank in a range of capacities in the legal department, private sector development, Africa, Asia, and Middle East and North Africa regions. During that time, he spearheaded the creation of the private participation in infrastructure division, and established and managed a joint program with the European Commission on Private Infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa.
Pierre brings extensive experience in private sector development and infrastructure sector reform, including Transport and ICT, as well as a deep practice of partnership within and outside the World Bank. He is author and editor of publications on PSD, foreign direct investment, ICT, infrastructure reform and privatization.
He holds an MPA in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University, as well as a graduate degree in Belgian and International Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Université Catholique de Louvain.