As an Executive Director at the World Bank Group, Alphonse was responsible for representing the needs of 23 African nations. He is an international development and finance professional with over 30 years of experience across several sectors. Prior to joining the World Bank, he spent 18 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In his current role as Principal Portfolio Officer with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Infrastructure Operations Team, he works closely with clients and projects sponsor to establish, maintain and leverage strategic relationships with private sector companies’ Senior Management (CEOs and CFOs) to support their Capital Investment needs and the overall corporate strategy.
Apart from his successful professional career, Alphonse is a passionate social entrepreneur. In 1998, he founded a not-for-profit organization, the Benin Education Fund (BEF), which provides scholarships and educational support to children in Benin, his native country. Eager for an education, Alphonse walked 20 miles from his village to attend high school. Through hard work and determination, he graduated and pursued higher education in the U.S. Alphonse received his MBA from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.