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Nayé Bathily

Nayé Anna Bathily is a recognized leader in the international development and social fields, with a career of over 20 years in the World Bank. A national of Senegal and the United Kingdom, she is currently the External Affairs Manager for Western & Central Africa at the World Bank.

As the head of Global Parliamentary Engagement of the World Bank between 2015 and 2020, she was in charge of providing strategic advice, stakeholder outreach and reputation risk management to the leadership of the region on climate, conflict and violence agenda, gender inclusion and economic empowerment amongst other areas. Nayé was a key player on the creation of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, an influential platform that engages law makers from around the world to address development and macroeconomic challenges in their home countries and abroad.

In 2017, Nayé founded Shine to Lead/ Jiggen Jang Tekki with the goal of giving support to young women’s education in disadvantaged areas in Senegal and guiding them in the development of their leadership. She is on the Advisory Board of the Women in Africa Initiative (WIA) and is a member of the Women Investment Club and of the Siècle des Femmes. She is also a founding member of Espace Jappo, a network of Senegalese professionals based in France. Nayé has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the world in 2018 and was nominated in the Choiseul 100 of the Young African Leaders of Tomorrow in 2015.