Thierno S. Diallo, a dual citizen of Guinea-Conakry and France, is a finance and investment expert with the Islamic Development Bank Group. Thierno’s expertise is in financial analysis, strategy, and business development. He has a keen understanding of SMEs, with an emphasis on emerging markets in Africa.

His career includes work in Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia and Guinea. Before his time at IDB Group, he worked as an analyst with Alberta Investment Management Corporation in Edmonton, and with Societe General in Paris on finance for the corporate and investment banking division. He started his career with Deloitte as a financial auditor, providing support for SMEs. Since then, his interest in working with SMEs and investors has not wavered.

Thierno earned a Master’s degree in banking and finance from IAE Caen at University of Caen Normandie, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Quebec.