Jean-Michel Severino, born in 1957, is Manager of Investisseurs et Partenaires, an asset management company specializing in investment in SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa. He is also a member of the Académie des Technologies.
Until April 2010, he was CEO of the French International Development Agency (AFD), and was previously Vice-President of the World Bank for Asia.
Jean-Michel Severino is Financial inspector, a graduate of the École nationale d’administration (ENA), ESCP, Institut d’études politiques of Paris and holds a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in economics and a law degree. He is a French national.