Franck Bousquet is the deputy director coordinating engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS). Franck led the preparation of the IMF FCS Strategy approved by the Board in March 2022. Prior to joining the IMF, he was the senior director of the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group. Franck led the development of the Bank’s first Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence. In this role, he mobilized expertise and supported teams across the Bank to deliver on the ground in collaboration with humanitarian-development-peace partners, including the implementation of the $25 billion International Development Association financing package for the poorest countries. Franck has several years of leadership experience in working on fragile and conflict affected states, including significant work on resilience and reconstruction issues such as the World Bank’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis. He led an international effort, through the set-up of the Global Concessional Financing Facility, to bridge the gap in humanitarian and development assistance by providing concessional financing to middle-income countries facing refugee crises and providing a Global Public Good. Franck previously held roles in the public and private sectors focused on water, transport, urban, social development, finance and capital markets. He holds an MBA with a specialization in finance from Columbia Business School and a graduate diploma in engineering from the National Engineering School of Public Works in France.