Dr. Sibry JM Tapsoba joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2000 after a decade at the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC) West and Central Africa Office in Dakar, Senegal, where he served as Regional Director from 1997 to 2000.
Before joining IDRC, he taught at the Institute of Educational Sciences of the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.
In the AfDB, he served in many positions including: Advisor to the Vice-President of Policy and Planning; Manager of the Higher Education, Science, Technology; Head of the African Development Institute; and Resident Representative of the AfDB in Egypt.
Since 2013, he has been the Director of the Transition Support Department in charge of countries in fragile situations.
A member of committees and boards and is the author/co-author of several articles and books, he holds a PhD in Educational Policy and Planning from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters in International Finance from Time Université of Tunis, Tunisia.