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Jean-Michel Severino has been appointed as a Director of the Carrefour Corporate Foundation. This appointment took effect on 9 February.
Jean-Michel Severino served as CEO of the French Development Agency (AFD) between 2001 and 2010, and prior to that worked for the World Bank. In 2007, he launched the “Ideas4development” blog alongside a number of authors who wanted to share their visions of the major challenges facing developing countries and their solutions for tackling them.
Diplômé dA graduate of ESCP business school, the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the École nationale d’administration, Jean-Michel Severino began his career with the Ministry of the Economy and Finances as an inspector. He was then appointed head of International Development at the French Ministry of Cooperation. Thanks to the experience he had acquired within various French development organisations, Jean-Michel Severino was appointed Director for Central Europe at the World Bank (1996-97), before becoming Vice President for Asia (1997-2000). In 2001, he was appointed Director of France's International Development Agency. Then in 2011, he took over as CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, continuing with his commitment to Africa.