Soukeyna Kane is Director of the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at the World Bank. Previously, she was the Country Director for Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Kane, a Senegalese national, joined the Bank in March 2003 as a Senior Financial Management Specialist and has held several positions in the Africa Region, Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Europe and Central Asia (ECA). Prior to joining the World Bank, she was the Principal Internal Auditor at the African Development Bank. Her extensive experience in the private sector includes the position of Administrative and Financial Director in Assurances Generales Senegalaises (AGS), as well as manager and senior auditor with ERA Audit et Expertise, AEG Paris and Ernst & Young. Ms. Kane is a Certified Public Accountant and has a master's degree in Accounting and Finance. She graduated from Institut Commercial Supérieur in Paris.