Sambou Coly focuses on responsible finance and agriculture. Before joining Mastercard Foundation, Sambou was the Country Manager of Oikocredit-Senegal where he was responsible for the overall management of the microfinance/agriculture portfolio and for the West Africa private equity portfolio. He has extensive field experience in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Benin and Ivory Coast. He is multilingual, speaking English, French and Wolof. Sambou began his career as a banker where he spent 10 years working with the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada and with Citibank. Sambou earned an Executive MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal/Institute of Canadian Bankers and a Diploma from HEC Montreal.