Global Practice Director, Governance and Inclusive Institutions
Hassane Cissé is currently Director, Governance and Inclusive Institutions, Governance Global Practice, at the World Bank. In this capacity, he leads a department composed of teams of experts to support countries in building sustainable, inclusive, and trustworthy governance systems. Key areas of focus include citizen engagement and social accountability mechanisms, institutional reform and strengthening in respect of justice and rule of law institutions, legislatures, independent accountability mechanisms, centers of government and other areas of public sector management. Previously, Mr. Cissé was Deputy General Counsel, Knowledge and Research of the World Bank from 2009 to June 2014. In this capacity, he managed the Bank’s advisory work on legal and justice reforms, and led the Bank’s knowledge activities on law, justice and development. Prior to this role, he served for several years as Chief Counsel for Operations Policy, and as legal advisor on Governance and Anti-corruption. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1997, Mr. Cissé worked at the International Monetary Fund where he started his professional career in 1990. Mr. Cissé has lectured and published widely. He has in particular co-edited several volumes of The World Bank Legal Review. He serves on several international boards and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Justice and its Meta Council on Global Governance Architecture. Mr. Cissé holds an LL.B. from the Dakar University School of Law, in Senegal, and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in international law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He received his D.E.A. in international economic law from the Sorbonne, where he also obtained a D.E.A. in African history. He also holds an LL.M. from Harvard University.