Mamadou Lamine Loum served as Prime Minister of Senegal from 1998-2000. He began his government career in Senegal as Inspector of the Treasury, which led to the post of General Treasurer and then Director General of the Treasury. He later became Deputy Minister in charge of the budget then Minister of the Economy, Finance and Planning.
More recently he has worked as an independent consultant in Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Togo, Algeria, Ghana and Guinea for international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, OIF, IDB, UNDP, African Union, UEMOA and BOAD. He has consulted on a range of topics, including development economics, governance, public finances, banking and insurance, natural resource management, agricultural development, and mining and extractive industries.
He has worked in Senegal and abroad as an independent director of a variety of companies, as well as private foundations involved in philanthropy and economic and social research. In addition, he has officiated in international arbitration between states and private companies under national or foreign law. As an international volunteer from 2004 to 2015, he served as a representative of Francophone Borrowing Countries under IDA, a subsidiary of the World Bank. Mr. Loum was also a moderator of the Assises Nationales du Sénégal – Senegal’s National Conference (2008-2010) and vice president of the National Commission for Institutional Reforms (2013-2014).