Jean-Michel Severino is a French national, born in 1957.
He is the Director of asset management company Investisseurs et Partenaires, specializing in investment in the small and medium enterprises of sub-Saharan Africa. He is also a member of the Académie des technologies, a national French institution that promotes science and technology. Until April 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of the French international development agency (AFD, Agence Française de Développement), following a term as the World Bank’s Vice-President for Asia.
Jean-Michel Severino is an Inspector General at the French Finance Ministry, and a graduate of the prestigious École nationale d’administration.