“World Bank” Country Director in Bangladesh Mercy Tembon has been promoted to Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group.
The information was made public by Bangladesh Post, which reveals that her mandate in the country will expire on August 30, 2022 and that she will take up her new position from September 1, 2022, within the Group of the World Bank in Washington DC.
Amazing news: Cameroonian-Born Mercy Tembon Appointed Vice President & Secretary General Of The World Bank
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Mercy Miyang Tembon has been serving as a country director for both Bangladesh and Bhutan since June 30, 2019. Her three-year tenure will expire on August 31,” reported BANGLADESH POST on August 5, 2022.
Cameroon’s Barrister Akere Muna relayed the information in a tweet yesterday, adding that “Her intellectual and professional prowess are only equalled by her discreteness. Yet another success Cameroon should salute.”
The Cameroonian joined the World Bank in 2000 as an education specialist and has since held senior positions in various countries. Before accepting this assignment, Tambon served as Country Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) in the Europe and Central Asia region. She was also the World Bank Country Manager for Burundi as well as for Burkina Faso in the Africa region.
Tambon holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from the University of London, England. Before joining the World Bank, she was a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK. She is the author of several publications on issues of education, gender, and economic growth.
Her promotion as Vice President of the World Bank comes as a record-shattering double appointment of any Cameroonian at any time at that high-profile level of international finance, especially in Bretton Woods institutions. It is a heavy pride for Cameroon.